The Internet of Access Control
Thursday, 21 July 2016 | Admin
Internet of Things (IoT) technology has the potential to transform the way that Facilities Managers (FMs) manage buildings. It opens up a plethora of new choices for managing building services such as HVAC, lighting and, more recently, access control. But as Grant Macdonald, Managing Director of Codelocks, explains, FMs must be equipped to properly assess and adopt these new technology choices if they are to realise the potential benefits.
According to market analysts Navigant Research, the global market for building automation systems (BAS) is set for strong growth over the next few years. This is being led by early adopters reaping the benefits of better building control – especially around energy management – improving comfort and convenience for occupants, reducing energy costs and ensuring compliance with new energy codes.
Importantly, Navigant identifies another key driver for smart buildings: the integration of smartphones into many human interactions within the world around us is shifting our expectations of the built environment.