A look into the future of IT and the role SD-WAN will have in enterprise communications and smart homes and cars
Building Internet of Things (BIoT) will likely see a spur in cyberthreats as they become more connected suggest Honeywell prediction. The surge of smart buildings will put data and reputation of companies at potentially greater risk due to less-guarded entry points for buildings and lack of focus on cybersecurity when managing OT (Operational Technology). Another prediction was around cybersecurity for OT in buildings. The technology giant suggested that with buildings becoming smarter, they tend to produce more connected data, thereby attracting more potential threats.
As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what technology could eventually do in the urban environment. Now technology is being injected more directly into the lives of residents. Smartphones have become the keys to the city, putting instant information about transit, traffic, health services, safety alerts, and community news into millions of hands.
Smart buildings are touted as providing more efficient buildings in terms of resource utilization, renewable resources, and energy efficiency, and as delivering improved indoor air quality (IAQ), productivity, and connectivity with the digital world. They hold out the promise of seamlessly weaving people, technology, and business into an enhanced and optimized ecosystem. Facilities managers must understand the real-world practicalities of implementing smart building technologies and systems.
Smart buildings are quickly becoming the building blocks of smart cities, providing benefits to both the building owners and tenants. They provide greater energy efficiency, improved use of building resources, and increased productivity of the occupants.
A recent report from independent research firm, Verdantix, provides an in-depth analysis of IoT platforms for smart buildings answering questions such as: Which IoT platforms for smart buildings will meet the requirements of my organization? Which IoT platforms for smart buildings are leading the market? How does your existing building IoT platform implementation compare to other products available on the market? And, ow to prioritize your building IoT software investments? Download the free report and discover the answers to these and many other questions about the smart building revolution.
One of today’s highly promising innovations in energy operations is grid-interactive efficient buildings. Referred to as GEBs, these structures are connected to the grid and draw on distributed energy sources. Among other benefits, GEBs offer hold the potential to lower property operations costs. But are utilities keeping up? A new study from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy tackles that question.
Navigant Research predicts that the global market for IoT solutions in smart buildings will grow from $8.5B in 2020 to over $22B in only six years. As the industry continually pushes for more connectivity and smart city integration, the importance of scalable and interoperable IoT technology increases.
Existing buildings far outnumber any new construction. Statistics show that for every new commercial property being built, there are approximately 100 existing buildings of a similar type. Retrofitting an existing building requires weaving “smart” technology into the existing infrastructure, including WiFi, ethernet, Bluetooth mesh and smart sensors. Once the “smart” infrastructure is developed, a retrofitted “smart” building can return all the same benefits of a newly built “smart” building.
Tomorrow’s challenges can only be solved with intelligent, networked buildings, so called smart buildings. Networking encompasses all parts of a building – from the electricity supply, taking account of regenerative energy (smart grid), via safety and security technology and operational regulation through interconnected building-automation systems, to control via mobile devices. The prerequisite for all this is systems interoperability, the only way network risks can be mastered.