The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is fueling innovation in nearly every part of our lives. Simply connecting the “things” that were never connected before is leading to new data insights that translate into meaningful change. IIoT makes it possible for a single, advanced building network infrastructure to integrate all building technology systems while cutting complexity and expense.
Modern Building Management Systems
Modern management systems employ a server with a database, have an IP address, use software applications, and are connected to an IT network. Some modern buildings incorporate systems that harvest rainwater. Other buildings have sun tracking systems to help manage light and temperature. All of these systems are making building management part of the IIoT.
Research firm ABI Research projects that more than 8 million building management systems will incorporate some form of IoT platform, application, or service by 2020. These systems will use sensors and actuators throughout the building that will enable the technologies to optimize building management based on changing factors, such as the structure’s occupancy, depending on the time of day.
How can intelligent buildings and IIoT deliver all of this?
IIoT is about two emerging trends brought together to work in combination. The first is a shift in Internet technologies embracing objects and embedded technologies. The second is the development of cloud data repositories and analytics specifically designed to work with data produced by ‘things’.
With the advent of IPv6, this protocol greatly expands the number of Internet addresses available. That means embedded systems, and all their subsystems, and even individual sensors and components, can each have their own unique globally identifiable IP address.
The second component is the cloud. For the IoT, the cloud adds the ability to collect and store massive amounts of sensor and embedded data continuously in special IoT repositories.
The cloud also allows for predictive analytics, and ‘smart’ fine-tuning of building systems. It then becomes possible to create sophisticated algorithms in the cloud that continuously analyze in real-time both internal and external datasets, and manage building systems.
Anglo African Smart building offerings for Hotels
Maintenance workflow – Alerts are immediately sent to hotel support staffs when faults are detected for an effective and timely maintenance.
Infrastructure / Resource Management – Monitor, Manage & Control Hotel infrastructure and Energy consumption of all devices throughout the whole building.
Real time visualization & Remote Control – Get real time visualization of the hotel building and remotely manage & control each room.
Reporting – Track & get reports on room and devices usage by time, date and user. Optimize room usage and more effectively plan budgets and forecast staffing needs.
The Applications of Anglo African Smart Hotel BMS & Analytics System:
- Security – Access Control, Intruder Alarms, Video Surveillance
- Energy Metering & Smart Grid
- Water Metering
- Occupancy & Floor-Space Utilization
- Asset Performance, Maintenance Workflow, Utilization & Fault Detection
- Live Charts/Graphs/Metering & Status Visualization
- Vizualization tools such as PC, IPad, Android Tablet.
- Integration with 3rd party systems (Micros Fidelio , IPTV amongst others )
- Trend Analysis, Forecasts & Reporting
Benefits of the IIoT Platform for Smart Buildings
- Easily collect and manage data from people, sensors, connected equipment and existing enterprise systems and external system information
- Quickly build and bring to market new innovative IIoT applications at 10 times the speed of other approaches with our rapid application development environment and drag and drop mash up builder
- Utilize big data and analytics to provide new insights and recommendations to drive better decisions
- Provide facility managers and real estate executives role based access to easily visualize data, receive alert notifications and take action on insights and recommendations across all relevant building operations
Adopting IIoT and intelligent building technologies is not restricted to new buildings. Old buildings can become intelligent as well. The Empire State Building, which dates back to 1929, was converted into an intelligent building.
The Anglo African team is fully committed to helping you in achieving your Smart building vision in order to attain your business goals − such as cost reduction, energy efficiency, flexibility and future proofing. For specific queries, get in touch with Navin by calling on: 2331636 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .