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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

Indoor positioning

Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) refer to the technology and systems used to locate people and objects indoors. These systems are the backbone to support location-based indoor tracking systems such as way-finding, inventory management, people locators, and first responder location systems. There are several different technologies that can be implemented, and these are the most common:

  • Proximity-based systems: These systems detect the general location of a person or object by using tags and beacons. These are generally low-cost systems and are used in manufacturing, industrial, and healthcare-type facilities:
    • They can deploy reader-based dumb-tags that transmit their identification information continuously to reader devices, and based on the signal strength, the position can be collected and calculated.
    • Another method is a reference-point-based system that uses low-energy beacons (BLE) as reference points. The tags use the reference points to calculate their...