Buildings become smart through the fitting of sensors onto their core systems. Smart building solutions manage a range of building functions, including power, lighting, video surveillance and security systems, water meters, heating and cooling. Smart building technology is also crucial in enhancing building safety, for example through intelligent fire detection and management systems. Such systems depend on smart building components, like intelligent devices that can be affixed to fire pump casings that monitor their temperature and immediately alert facility managers if the casings become too hot – a clear indication of a fire developing.
But it’s not just a matter of emergency situations: smart building features also enable building managers to monitor environmental data in real-time, helping them improve livability for all users. Such features and systems are governed by software that enables an operator to monitor the situation not only in real time, but also historically, allowing access to records of everything that has taken place in the building at any time and enabling remote action on a building’s systems when necessary.