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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

New safety requirements for the new normal

The pandemic, violent protests, and an increase in physical assaults are driving an increase in building access control systems in commercial office towers, schools and multifamily and residential environments. These systems are designed to control who has access to buildings to ensure the safety of the assets, occupants, and more. Safety may be defined in terms of the physical safety of a person or asset, or in terms of health by keeping viruses and diseases out of a building. These systems monitor traffic, improve traffic flow, prevent crimes, reduce fire risk, improve convenience, and can be integrated with other property technology. They can even lead to lower insurance premiums.

There are several governmental egress requirements and codes, both at the national and local levels. You are encouraged to understand the requirements for your particular jurisdiction before undertaking any project dealing with building access. Fire safety...