When it comes to smart building IoT sensors, the plummeting prices, increased intelligence capabilities and ease of deployment is making it so that IoT is worth it no matter who you are.
Because we’ve reached this proverbial tipping point when it comes to IoT sensors and platforms, it’s wise for building owners and operators to understand the range of sensor types available on the market today.
Let’s look at several of the most popular building sensors and explain what value they can bring.
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2. Parking Management
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3. CO2/Air quality
Although air quality has been a concern for building owners and occupants for years, the ability to track CO2 and other air quality measures has jumped to the forefront in recent years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This collected air quality information can be fed into HVAC systems to automate the process of providing fresh outdoor air in areas where it is needed while also being able to quarantine specific areas that disallows air from being recirculated throughout the rest of the building.
4. Water leak detection
Even with high occupancy levels and on-site facilities staff continuously walking a building, water infiltration can go unnoticed for hours or days. The amount of damage that water can cause to a building and associated IT/OT/furnishings contained within the facility can be enormous.
There are several types of leak detection systems available on the market today, including standard water detection sensors, flow meters, and acoustic sensors. These IoT devices can be combined with temperature sensor data to identify and alert on areas of a building where pipe bursts may or already have occurred.
4. Thermal imaging
Thermal imaging cameras can provide a host of benefits including the identification of heating/cooling leak points, monitoring of high-voltage systems and even checking the temperatures of occupants as the enter a building. Until recently, thermal imaging cameras were very expensive and the thought of strategically placing sensors throughout a building was simply not cost-effective. However, advancements in the technology are lowering prices to the point where thermal cameras can be deployed. This type of data can be collected and combined with other building-centric data to preemptively identify aspects of a facility or its occupants that need addressing.
5. Ambient lighting
Smart lighting systems are great, but their true benefits become more apparent when combined with other IoT sensor information such as occupancy levels and ambient light sensor data. The ability to utilize daylight as best as possible can help cut energy costs by intelligently maintaining the amount of electrical light required in occupied parts of a building while bringing in outdoor lighting where needed. Doing so can create a comfortable environment for occupants while reducing lighting costs to the bare minimum.
7. Door/cabinet open/close detection
The protection of occupants and resources within a building can be a time consuming and difficult challenge without the use of technology geared toward automating these monitoring processes. Sensors can be installed at critical doors, entryways, and cabinets to monitor open/closed activities in real-time. These sensors can either be hardwired into the network or leverage Wi-Fi or LTE/5G for connectivity back to a centralized monitoring/alerting platform. Historical information can then be used to retroactively investigate any instances where people or resources need to be located.
Combining IoT data creates tremendous potential
You may have noticed in these IoT sensor descriptions, more visibility and insight can be gained when information from multiple sensors is combined and analyzed as one unified data set. Doing so gives building owners the ability make better informed decisions. Keep this in mind as you determine which IoT sensors and platforms are right for your building or campus.
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