What are Smart Buildings?
A smart building is a standard structure incorporating mechanized procedures in order to systematically monitor, regulate, control and analyze a wide variety of sensor and framework data. Examples of smart building components include temperature control (heating and cooling), lighting, safety, access control, video management and other critical functions.
How are Smart Buildings created?
A smart building is less of concrete structure than a customizable solution working with existing or new building infrastructure to digitize devices, alerts and data. Smart buildings come to life when you connect devices to create a building that can sense and react to actions inside of it as well as secure the premises from the outside.
Benefits of Smart Buildings:
Advantages that building stakeholders often see through transforming their building to a more connected and powerful premise are huge.
- Reduction of Energy utilization
Energy use of a standard building can be reduced around 5-35% by implementing various levels of smart innovation. The exact percentage varies by original usage, devices used, and what the desired goal(s) are. No matter the strategy, conserving energy usually automatically translates to financial savings for the home or building owner. Implementing energy-saving measures also helps to encourage green initiatives and allows progress towards environmentally friendly buildings.
- Enhancing building productivity
Movements and resources can be allocated in the most efficient way possible given the right monitoring and control mechanisms through Smart Building. Gathering even general information about the building as well as minute movements of personal can produce data and insights allowing for optimization. Enhancements such as deciding which areas of the building to heat or cool and where lighting is needed can be seen almost immediately.
- Lower maintenance costs
Maintenance costs can be very high and can be one of the building owners primary expenditures. Reducing these costs through optimization of resources and insight from analytics is possible with Smart Building. A building infrastructure which monitors itself, indicating when and where repairs are most likely to be needed prevents unnecessary costs and allows for proactive cost-saving measures to be taken.
- Optimizing use of assets
Each asset, device or resource deployed within the framework of a Smart Building should seek to gain crucial knowledge to better improve their placement and utilization. By constantly running analytics to understand how assets are being used, RPMANetworks works to optimize deployment of not only Smart Building resources, but also the building owners.
- Automating security
Today, security threats are prevalent not only in business’s buildings but also in residential homes. Securing these structures is not only made possible with Smart Building but also made easy and financially viable through connecting existing and new infrastructure. Cameras, feature recognition, motion sensors and breakage sensors all make access control possible. Continuous security of the premises with RPMANetworks moves towards automation and defined workflows reducing costs while not compromising security.