While every smart house is a smart building, not all smart buildings are a smart home. Commercial, commercial, industrial and residential buildings of all shapes and sizes - including offices, high-rise buildings, residential and commercial buildings and residential areas - use IoT technology to improve infrastructure efficiency, reduce energy costs and environmental impact, and ensure . safety, as well as improved citizen satisfaction.
Most of the same smart technologies used in a smart home are still distributed in smart buildings, including lighting, power, heating and air drying, as well as security and access systems for buildings.
For example, a smart building can reduce energy costs using sensors that detect how many people are sitting in a room. The temperature can automatically adjust, turn on the cool air when the sensors find a full conference room, or lower the temperature when everyone in the office goes home all day.
Intelligent structures can also be connected to a smart grid. Here, smart building components and an electrical grid can “talk” and “listen” to each other. With this technology, power distribution can be managed efficiently, repairs can be handled quickly and power outages can be answered quickly.
Apart from these benefits, smart buildings can give real estate owners and managers the benefit of predictable care. Janitors, for example, may replenish toilet facilities when utensils monitor soap or paper towel suppliers are low. Although repairs and failures can be predicted in building refrigerators, elevators and lighting systems.