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Smart buildings and cybersecurity: what you need to know

Smart technologies are the lifeblood of modern living. We spend more time online than ever before, having become highly dependent on smart technologies and the benefits they bring to our personal and professional lives. Smart homes are inspirational, sustainable, cost-efficient and future-proof spaces designed to deliver exceptional levels of engagement and satisfaction to the users of

2021-06-14T14:11:15+00:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

Break Room of the Future: Returning to Work after COVID-19

Many things about the post-COVID workplace are going to take some considerable getting-used-to. Routine temp checks, muffled face-mask conversations, and socially distant lunch breaks change the office dynamic in dramatic ways. Gone are the days of collaborating in cozy huddle rooms. Despite the enforced separation, the yearn for interaction, connection, and community lingers. Historically, we get our

2021-06-01T15:29:55+00:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

Hyper-aware smart buildings: The future of automation

Standardized IT protocols and edge integration will drive the evolution of building automation. An overhead crane moves on a collision course toward an unsuspecting worker. A water pump feeding a building’s air conditioning system starts vibrating abnormally. A carbon dioxide leak in a brewery fermentation system spews gas into occupied areas. Each of these scenarios

2021-05-24T14:52:26+00:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

How Artificial Intelligence Is Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings

A lot of energy is consumed by buildings. In fact, the Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit energy efficiency advocacy group, says buildings account for about 40% of all U.S. energy consumption and a similar proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. Some estimates suggest about 45% of the energy used in commercial buildings is consumed by

2021-05-17T16:46:52+00:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

How to fight Data Privacy challenges while building an IoT solution?

The digital world that we live in today is built up of blocks of data. It is found that around 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are being generated by day across the world. This count would only keep increasing. With massive amounts of data being collected, the concerns about maintaining the collected data in a secure manner

2021-05-12T13:11:53+00:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

How Data Is Changing the Way Offices Are Run

Developers are harnessing a growing obsession with data to improve office buildings in ways that could cut costs and streamline operations, saving owners millions of dollars annually. The field, known as property technology, or proptech, has become a booming sector in commercial real estate as property managers seek to use data collection and artificial intelligence

2021-05-02T18:18:03+00:00May 2nd, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

IoT Smart Buildings For Post-Pandemic Digitized Workplaces

Global Workplace Analytics estimates that 56% of U.S. workers have jobs that are at least partially compatible with working remotely. And a Gallup poll showed that half of Americans currently working remotely would rather continue even after pandemic restrictions lift. With a post-pandemic rush to prepare commercial buildings for the full or hybrid return of staff and

2021-04-26T12:38:29+00:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

Augmented Reality and Facilities: Smart Building Tech, Smart Machines Converge

One out of five facilities management professionals use augmented reality (AR) for at least one function. Nearly three out of four of these managers who don’t currently use AR expects to implement the technology in the next 24 months. Resonai’s report, 2021 State of Augmented Reality in Facilities Management, explores the current and expected use of AR

2021-04-19T16:38:46+00:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

Can smart buildings be more equitable buildings?

When I returned to the office after having my first child, I noticed for the first time that all of the offices and conference rooms either had windows or non-locking doors, which left me without any safe spaces for pumping. Fortunately, I work for a supportive company that requested modification from building management to convert

2021-04-05T14:06:22+00:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|