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Johnson Controls Aims to Better Secure Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls has acquired Tempered Networks as part of an effort to better secure its OpenBlue platform for collecting smart building and facilities data. At the same time, Johnson Controls has allied with Accenture to construct two OpenBlue Innovation Centers in Bangalore and Hyderabad, India. Vijay Sankaran, vice president and CTO for Johnson Controls, said the addition will enable

2022-07-19T17:08:55+00:00July 19th, 2022|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

Smart buildings on the frontline in the battle against climate change

For those of us in the energy industry, it is often easy to get side-tracked with the pressing necessity of contributing towards accelerating net-zero. The energy crisis following Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, gas and oil price cap shifts and the looming thought of the speed at which 2030 is racing towards us often tend to

2022-06-21T16:14:33+00:00June 21st, 2022|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

5 best practices for making smart-building LANs more secure

Power, they say, corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. While that was said about politics, it sure seems like it was tailor-made for smart buildings. Facility-control technology is exploding because the concept is useful and often saves money. Unfortunately, smart devices have also proven to be an on-ramp for major intrusions. Smart buildings are surely

2022-02-16T16:40:51+00:00February 16th, 2022|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

Swipe Right When You See a Conference Room You Like

Employees returning to the office in the midst of the pandemic are bound to arrive with a new set of questions: What health precautions have been put in place? How crowded is the cafeteria? Which meeting rooms are available? How do visitors gain entry to the building? To ease their adjustment, a growing number of

2022-01-18T19:33:32+00:00January 18th, 2022|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

Smart Cities Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2021-26

According to IMARC Group’s latest report, titled “Smart Cities Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026”, the global smart cities market exhibited strong growth during 2015-2020. Smart cities are constructed using smart and intelligent technologies to improve the quality of living. These cities utilize information and communication technology (ICT) that helps to promote and

2022-01-02T03:29:10+00:00January 2nd, 2022|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

Buildings Are Getting Smarter: Four Innovations Driving Smart Technologies In Buildings Today

The recent pandemic has brought increased attention to workplace safety and accessibility, and many building managers are turning to technology to improve these critical outcomes. Most notably, the rising adoption of IoT-enabled technology is a driver of this trend, producing new building management systems, increasing awareness of space utilization, adhering to industry standards and regulations

2021-12-08T16:19:52+00:00December 8th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

How to eliminate security risks in smart buildings

John Archer, solutions director at Backbone Connect, joins Karl Tomusk to talk about solving the problem of cybersecurity in smart buildings. Sustainability and efficiency are two reasons why demand for building sensors and software are on the rise. But the more connected a building is, the more vulnerable it can be to cybersecurity breaches. READ

2021-11-30T18:11:12+00:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

Smart Building Technologies Are Enabling a Safer Return to Work

Smart facilities that utilize building automation systems and IoT technologies are nothing new, but they’re about to become a lot more popular. In fact, the global smart building market is projected to grow from $67.60 billion in 2021 to $265.37 billion in 2028 at a compound annual growth rate of 21.6%, according to a Fortune

2021-10-18T17:41:54+00:00October 18th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

What is a smart building, and what does a smart building do?

It seems like that everything in today’s day & age is getting the word “smart” added to its name. Most of these smart things are just marketing gimmicks without any real-world benefits. So, are smart buildings the same? No. Quite the opposite, actually. A Smart Building is the biggest innovation to human-carrying structures ever since

2021-10-05T16:32:27+00:00October 5th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

Smart buildings are key to accelerating grid edge development

The trends of digitization and decarbonization within the global energy supply have made the grid edge the framework of future energy systems. The so-called grid edge is a combination of smart grids, smart buildings, and energy producers and consumers (prosumer) through cyber-physical integration. It is a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly energy system framework. READ MORE

2021-09-23T19:52:58+00:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|