Imagine that you arrive at work every day and don’t have to enter with a keycard or code, but rather, just your face as a biometrics recognition system opens the doors as you pass by. Once you are in your desk seat, a sensor reminds you when to take breaks and how to correct your posture to sit properly. And then, when you’ve left the room, when no activity is recorded, the lights and all other equipment automatically turn off to save energy.
While this scene may seem somewhat like science fiction, we are getting closer and closer to experiencing this type of situation. Smart office buildings are starting to become a reality in many cities. According to research by Mordor, the Smart Building market was valued at $82.55 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $229.10 billion by 2026 with a CAGR of over 18.50% during the forecast period (2021-2026). Growing energy concerns and increasing government initiatives on smart infrastructure projects continue to support to this market growth.
And a positive by-product of offices equipped with advanced technology is that they generate a better work environment – increasing worker productivity, improving the well-being of employees, and making day-to-day activities much more enjoyable. These are small details that, on the face of it, may go unnoticed but can make a big difference on multiple business fronts.
Buildings Internet of Things (BIoT) allows us to focus on all elements in a building that can be linked to a network (the Internet) for the purpose of improving operating efficiencies, lowering energy consumption, improving occupant interactions, meeting sustainability targets, and effectively maximizing financial results.
It’s a topic we love to talk about at e-shelter security as it represents a key component of our smart building solutions. You have probably heard about the cube in Berlin: “cube berlin is the sculptural centerpiece of one of the most prominent squares in Berlin. At this location, the building promotes life and activity for the city, and provides a true workplace of the future for its tenants – excelling in sustainability, resilience and opportunities for knowledge sharing. It will be the first office built specifically to support 21st century workplace trends with multi-tenant occupancy, cross-organizational communication, activity-based workstations, shared facilities, and dynamic office layouts.” (Source)
e-shelter security and its partner, Thing Technologies GmbH, contributed to make of this project, one of the smartest buildings in Europe:
Galileo – Cube: The most modern house in the world from Hans Otto Film GbR
Our Smart Building solutions are based on the integration and analysis platform of Thing-it. We integrate various building systems such as intelligent lighting control, building automation, elevator control and access control systems. We also integrate IT applications such as Office365, CAFM and service management systems to create an integrated system architecture and end-to-end processes.