In recent years, the “Internet of Things” and “Smart Buildings” have both been big topics of discussion for many organizations. Within the field of Facility and Real Estate Management, the discussion focuses on how to make the workplace more cost efficient, effective, and customer-oriented. 42:05 EnglishLearn more
Evaluate and select IoT solutions that meet your needs
The journey to effectively utilizing IoT is different for every organization. When beginning your IoT project, it’s important to define and focus on the information you want to optimize and the business goals that need to be achieved, instead of just implementing the technology for technology’s sake. Because organizations can start utilizing IoT from very different perspectives, the following principles are important in selecting Internet of Things solutions:
- Simplicity: The process of implementing sensors, giving them purpose within your system, and adding rules and maintaining them must be simple and intuitive.
- Scalability: It is important that this new data stream does not lead to performance drops for the users of the IWMS system or the general IT network, despite thousands of new sensors operating in real time.
- Security: A thousand sensors can potentially lead to a thousand security issues. By choosing the right network and sensors, you can reduce these risks. For example: using non-IP based networks.
- Speed: Today’s solutions are old tomorrow, so IWMS providers must keep up with the speed of the developments of today.
- Diversity: There is great diversity in the type of technology and solutions around the portfolio of buildings. Think of elevators, escalators, HVAC’s, building management systems, smart bins, smart desks and so on.
LoRa to support the Internet of Things
One of the major developments in IoT networking includes LoRa. LoRa is an innovative networking technology that is becoming the industry accepted standard for wireless IoT data connections. With LoRa you create a completely separate IoT network in addition to existing data networks. IT networking professionals, therefore, do not need to provide specific access for IoT data over the business data networks, which makes installing and connecting via LoRa easy.