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Internet of Things for Smart Buildings

By : Harry G. Smeenk
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Book Image

Internet of Things for Smart Buildings

5 (1)
By: Harry G. Smeenk

Overview of this book

Imagine working in a building with smart features and tenant applications that allow you to monitor, manage, and control every aspect of your user experience. Internet of Things for Smart Buildings is a comprehensive guide that will help you achieve that with smart building architecture, ecosystems, technologies, and key components that create a smart building. In this book, you’ll start by examining all the building systems and applications that can be automated with IoT devices. You’ll learn about different apps to improve efficiency, reduce consumption, and improve occupant satisfaction. You’ll explore IoT sensors, devices, computing platforms, analytics software, user interfaces, and connectivity options, along with common challenges you might encounter while developing the architecture. You’ll also discover how to piece different components together to develop smart buildings with the help of use cases and examples and get to grips with the various IoT stacks. After finding out where to start developing the requirements for your project, you’ll uncover a recommended methodology to understand your current building systems and a process for determining what needs to be modified, along with new technology requirements. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to design and build your own smart building initiative, turning your city into a smart city with one building at a time.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Part 1: Applications for Smart Buildings
Part 2: Smart Building Architecture
Part 3: Building Your Smart Building Stack
Part 4: Building Sustainability for Contribution to Smart Cities

What first responders need

Whether responding to a fire, medical emergency, or domestic threat, first responders must be able to maintain communications throughout the building and the property. It is imperative that they can communicate reliably and clearly, either using radios or smartphones. Buildings built with low-e glass have poor public-safety signal and cellular coverage, resulting from signal attenuation.

Traditionally, first responders have relied heavily on voice communications using Land Mobile Radios (LMRs) from dispatchers and others on site. Many larger departments are beginning to deploy smartphones and tablets in addition to or to replace these LMRs. In cases where departments cannot afford this new technology, individuals use their personal smart devices. These devices are used for navigation applications, dispatch information, incident command, and hazardous materials (hazmat) information.

The challenge is to maintain communication in difficult environments...