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 represents a point at which disaster could either strike or be averted. Which way things play out hinges on the level of situational awareness that exists at the edge of each site.