A successful smart building implementation must have a focus on customer needs and wants. To make buildings smart, customer participation must be relied upon to achieve increased security, efficiency, utilization, cost/time savings, and satisfaction. Below are some examples of how customers can participate in smart building implementations that ultimately aim to improve their building and management efficiency;
customers can have access to and regularly evaluate their security and access profiles, patterns, and trends, in real time, and make ongoing regular adjustments and improvements
customers can adjust their key management patterns and practices to minimize their costs and optimize staff time efficiencies.
Customers can invest in other ‘smart connected’ security and access control products that can respond to price reductions, such as wireless cloud based; self-monitoring intruder alarms; door open too long alarms; self-monitoring CCTV.
Customers can reduce building energy consumption and energy costs, also known as ‘smart energy management’ such as installing smart thermostats and smart lighting, and monitoring an analysing their data.
Customers can participate in other building related health, safety and environment improvements with connected ‘smart’ sensors, such as preventing fire outbreaks, managing water usage, and noise detection
Customers can have access to a central cloud IoT platform, which is secure, scalable, and manageable, enabling all data from a variety of IoT products and services to be captured and analyzed in one platform. A strong IoT platform can respond, adapt and optimize building and organizational management in new innovative ways.