Smart building technology

Creating an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem that has 100% coverage within your building can be tricky and a very expensive investment, not only in terms of money but also the complex requirements of infrastructure that include many such things as hardware, cabling, building structure modifications all need extensive installation expertise. This hinders installation in creating long project lead times of having an operational IoT ecosystem and not to mention the ongoing high associated maintenance costs when things go wrong.

At WBS Technology we like to keep things simple, agile and cost effective. We develop IoT solutions that are based on the concept of working from the “inside out” that guarantees 100% coverage within your building environment. Unlike others that work on the premise from the “outside in” concept typically only have 70 – 80% coverage creating blackspots that could be detrimental to the building environment and the people who inhabit it.

It’s all free

Instead of paying thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, when you install WBS emergency lighting system into a building, they automatically create a wireless smart building network.

 

How is this possible you may ask?

Well, we simply integrate IoT technology in our patented emergency LED lighting products. As buildings can have tens or even hundreds of emergency lighting, WBS emergency lighting IoT (emIoT) creates a meshed network building coverage from the top to all the way down into the underground floors with no black spots.

The WBS solution is very cost effective and simplicity of installation as it is a “plug & play“ system that requires minimal Capital Expenditure (CAPEX), Operational Expenditure (OPEX) and in return will provide you a high Return on Investment (ROI) through reducing your operational costs.

 

What does the IoT mean for building service offerings?

With the goal of creating smart buildings that are more efficient and comfortable while being easier to manage, IoT equates to the networking of systems and devices in buildings.

Below are only some of the IoT possibilities which includes:
• Emergency Lighting
• Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC)
• Security and access control
• Control devices – motors, pumps, valves, actuators, sensors and meters
• Fire alarm systems
• Parking management systems

 

IoT explained

A complete IoT system integrates four distinct components: sensors or devices, connectivity, data processing and user.

 

Sensors/Devices

First, sensors or devices are required to collect data from their environment and this can be as simple as temperature reading or checking a light.

 

Connectivity

Next, that data is sent via sensors or devices that can be connected to the cloud.

 

Data processing

Once the data gets to the cloud, software performs some analysis on it. In the above example checking that the temperature reading is within an acceptable range, the light is functional or alternatively something very more complex.

But what happens when the temperature is too high, or light is not functional when it should be? That’s where the user interface comes in.

 

User interface

Next, the information is made useful to the end-user in some way. This could be via a simple alert to the user (email, text, notification, etc).

Alternatively, a user may utilise an interface allowing them to proactively check in on the system as required or continually in live information feed. For example; the monitoring of equipment pertaining to temperature and humidity controlled environments are essential in commercial buildings. If you are able to predict such equipment failures will ensure the protection of safeguarding expensive assets.

 

Building applications

Health,  Aged care,  Hospitality,  Educational,  Industrial,  Residential,  Council and Community

 

Technology that brings buildings to life

Along with upgrading your emergency lighting our emIoT system automatically empowers your premises with a wireless network. This in turn gives you the infrastructure to get more information from and greater value out of being a smart building, including these capabilities:

Security Sensors

Monitor movements around the premises, around the clock

Key location

Historic- and live- tracking individual keys

Ancillaries

Control use of car park ventilation and pumping systems

HVAC

Monitor and control heating/cooling use and settings

Interactive

Interact with individuals via personal devices

Electricity Usage

Monitor usage, outages and troublespots

Water Use

Gauge flows, check for leaks and consumption

Let’s start a discussion

Our smart building technology is creating a lot of buzz among building owners, managers and developers. Call us now on 1300 927 533 or get us to contact you…