Embedding intelligence in everyday objects has practical applications in building security and the automated control of interior environments as IoT solutions become the new standard.
Facilities managers, building owners, and property management companies can benefit from technologies that strengthen building security, help ensure temperature and humidity control in interior environments cost effectively and provide oversight of facilities to provide the best experiences for tenants. Through sensors, smart appliances, energy monitoring equipment, automated lighting, fire safety equipment and similar devices, smart buildings generate data and reveal patterns that can provide business value and efficiency in energy use.
Achieving better building security through video surveillance is also a key motivation for property owners. The technologies to capture, filter, analyze and generate security alerts based on video have useful applications across a wide range of building types, including industrial warehouses, healthcare facilities, educational institutions and commercial properties. A combination of advanced technologies, mobile devices, big data analytics and IoT solutions can yield favorable results for property owners looking for better ways to manage their holdings and make better decisions from information captured and analyzed.
Avnet Embedded Solutions works collaboratively with leading innovators in the building security and automation market to bring their solutions to market quickly and efficiently. With access to tomorrow’s technologies and insights into product roadmaps, we are able to deliver the embedded computing technologies, human-machine interfaces (HMIs), and appliances that make their visions reality.
Next-generation smart thermostats use predictive analytics to maximize the efficiency of HVAC systems. Security cameras connected to systems running sophisticated data analytics can proactively detect a range of problems, including break-ins, flooding, storm damage, fire danger, and so on. Monitors and sensors distributed throughout facilities can transmit data to cloud-based servers to provide remote management and deeper oversight of conditions onsite. Facility servers provide centralized control over the technologies in commercial buildings and also connect through gateways to other facility systems.