How IoT is transforming smart building automation

As the world emerges from Covid-19 restrictions, questions over how buildings will be used in the future are rife. When, and how will people be working from offices? What will their expectations be of blocks of flats, leisure facilities, workplaces? One thing seems certain – efficient, intelligent and adaptable building management is going to be crucial – and this is where the Internet of Things (IoT) comes in.

The IoT is transforming smart building automation in a number of different areas. Here is a selection. 

Energy efficiency

This is perhaps what first springs to mind when most think of smart building automation. Connected sensors are placed throughout a building, and connect to various systems – lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and so on. They might be combined with other tracking systems, for example motion detection to determine when particular areas are in use. 

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