The smartest university campus in the world?

The University of Birmingham, in partnership with Siemens, is combining digital sensor and analytics technologies, artificial intelligence, decentralized energy generation and storage, renewable energy and concepts that help change users’ behaviour to transform the university’s Edgbaston and Dubai campuses into the world’s smartest global campus, creating a ‘Living Lab’ where research, teaching and learning all

R&M champions smart building trend with single pair ethernet system

R&M has announced that it has unveiled the industry’s first complete Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) system in the Middle East. This new system provides an effective way to link digital terminal devices and sensors to data networks, paving the way for comprehensive building automation, said the firm. It comprises of connectors and connection modules, installation

Can Smart Buildings Outsmart Hackers?

How vulnerable are your facility systems to cyberattacks? Can bad actors hack into your building automation systems (BAS) and then gain access to sensitive information technology (IT) data? As building system technology continues to emerge and mature, facility managers, operators, and occupants are becoming increasingly reliant on the internet of things (IoT) and related technologies

Smart Building Automation Software and Systems Market Continues to Leap through 2027

A recent report shows that smart building automation software and systems will reach $20.5 billion in North America by 2027. As urbanization leads to increasingly smarter cities, buildings are an integral part of a city’s ecosystem. Intelligent buildings lead to improved economic outcomes for both owners and users as well as improved satisfaction, safety, and

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

BENEFITS OF SMART BUILDINGS

Safety and security at its best, automatic temperature control, and smart lighting control - what if your buildings get smart enough and offer all of this? Does it seem like a fantasy? It's no longer a fantasy, smart buildings are coming soon! Imagine the building that was built primitively. Probably, they were made from stones,

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

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