What is a Smart Building?
Talk of Smart Buildings along with IOT (Internet of Things) is a popular topic these days but what does it mean? Each company you ask will give you a different definition. Most will agree that sophisticated smart buildings will connect to and monitor all critical infrastructures. Optimising HVAC systems to minimise energy usage and improve comfort is just a starter. They also promise to allow you to go beyond reactive maintenance and move towards predictive maintenance.
What about my building?
Unfortunately, the vast majority of buildings under management are not smart but nevertheless still contain a huge investment in critical infrastructure that could benefit enormously from some added ‘intelligence’. Occupants can be inconvenienced when things go wrong with lift systems, security access systems or pumps. Disaster can strike if your fire system is faulty or your technician simply forgot to activate the fire panel after his bi-monthly testing.
Connectivity and communication is at the heart of a smart building. A building where you and your staff are no longer burdened with the task of continually monitoring every aspect of the building’s critical infrastructure and still missing critical adverse events that negatively impact on the security and safety of occupants.
A smart building has equipment that is connected and actively monitored. In a modern networked building equipment can be easily connected but what does a facility manager in an old building do? This is where some clever Luminous™ technology can help you improve efficiency and security, while reducing costs and down time.
Connected Intelligence – Without Re-engineering