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4 Tips to Enable Better Integration in Smart Buildings

Construction Tech Review | Monday, June 17, 2019

Integration of the various technological facilities makes buildings smarter. These few bits of advice eases the task.

FREMONT, CA: Smart homes are becoming popular. The international market for smart buildings is expected to grow by 29.69% CAGR between 2018 and 2023. To build a smart home, one often requires a host of technologies from separate vendors. Effective incorporation of these technologies depends on seamless integration of all these technologies. The challenge of integration does seem like a hurdle, but with certain principles, a smart building can become a reality.

• The Smart is becoming Smarter

The intelligent aspect of a smart building is under continuous evolution. Every other day, better alternatives are coming to the market. A flexible approach with the incorporation of smart features allows optimized facilities and well-integrated systems. Building management solutions are evolving ways to help homeowners deal with integration woes.

• Evaluating Smart Projects

Before investing in any project that is tagged smart, consumers should try and attain some understanding of what intelligent features it offers. The focus on technology is excellent but evaluating the utility and the feasibility before buying it necessary. Developers and building owners should play a role in developing better procurement plans for smart buildings rather than continuing with the older methods.

• Making Old Buildings Smarter

Most of the buildings which are currently in use can be retrofitted with IoT technology to convert them into smart buildings. Vendors should offer technologies in a way which enables easy integration. The needs of occupants change over time, and protocols also vary. A system integration facility can significantly ease the integration of disparate systems.

• 5G can Prove to be a Game Changer

The hype surrounding 5G technology is real as it can prove to be a transformative aid for smart buildings features like device interconnectivity and automation. The current technologies in smart buildings include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi networks. One expects that 5G technology will build standardized connectivity, which will aid integration a lot and enable synchronization.

Connectivity and sensor-based technology are dictating the evolution of the smart building. The ability of intelligent buildings in improving living standards, permitting cost savings, and creating environmental friendly infrastructure is making them attractive. With convenient integration, dwellers will be able to make the most of smart facilities.

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