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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

Location data sources

RTLS are all about collecting and analyzing data. Therefore, it is important to understand where that data is coming from and what its source is. Knowing how the data is collected is extremely important, as it will help you to determine the data’s accuracy and depth of information. Location data is information collected at the device’s geographical position, called coordinates, and is typically expressed in the latitude and longitude format.

There are several ways in which location data is collected:

  • Global Positioning System (GPS): Latitude and longitude coordinates are collected on a device by communicating directly with satellites. The location is calculated by measuring the time it takes the signals to be received. Mobile phones, car navigation systems, and fitness trackers typically use GPS. While GPS is considered to be the standard for location data because it is very accurate and precise outdoors, it is difficult or impossible...