Optimise building performance
Smart internet-connected devices
High speed network infrastructure
All smart buildings have three interconnected levels in common. They capture data, they communicate the data, they optimise based on the data.
High speed networks lays the ground work for the performance, monitoring and communication needs of all interconnected systems and devices in a smart building. The single network concept replaces the traditional ‘siloed’ multi-network approach of previous construction projects. A range of converged networks reduces install and operational costs by up to 65%; enables high speed, feature rich communication networks, buildings and spaces; and future proofs them for new technologies.
We are living in a connected world with an ever increasing number of connected devices. Advances in technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) are transforming buildings – enabling better communication between devices, individuals and the building. For example, facility managers can access a range of devices, such as CCTV, lighting, HVAC, security and access control, all in the one place. Similarly, previously siloed devices can interact and control each other.
Centralised control systems gather data from a multitude of devices throughout a building to learn about the usage and needs of the occupants and to make better decisions to improve building energy consumption and occupant wellness. For example, interconnected HVAC systems can be monitored and adjusted using advanced analytics to improve air quality and energy efficiency on a micro-scale, leading to enhanced ‘green’ ratings for buildings and healthier occupants.
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KelTech IoT has gained unparalleled experience developing solutions for a variety of infrastructure projects.
A smart space enables the surrounding infrastructure to work in harmony with buildings, people and devices, to enhance the way we live, work and play. Data, captured from a variety of devices are gathered, analysed and used to make better decisions to improve the overall experience within the area. A converged network throughout the site lays the ground work for the performance, monitoring and communication needs of a smart space – interconnecting all devices and systems together, ensuring data gets captured and decisions are made in a fast and efficient way. For example, interconnected street lighting, way-finder lighting and digital signage can work together to better manage traffic and emergency situations, guiding vehicles and pedestrians away from congested or unsafe areas.
As technology has evolved in the work building environment, the initial focus has been on energy efficiency and security. These are valid areas of focus with 30% of the world’s energy consumed by buildings. Enhanced lighting management based on modern technology (LED) and employee location monitoring can provide savings of up to 50%. Similarly, access control systems have evolved from standard smart card to biometric readers, such as fingerprint and facial recognition. A more recent technology evolution within the workplace focuses on productivity and wellbeing of the employees as well as better space utilisation of the building.
Residential homes and apartments have seen a shift in smart technology solutions in recent years. High speed multimedia access, remote heating control and alarm monitoring are all standard requirements of the modern home. As technology and connected device solutions evolve, enhanced smart home features provide a value add to the resident, increasing property value and rental income opportunities. Areas such as automatic blind control, voice and movement activated HVAC controls as well as remote building access for maintenance support provide enhanced user experience and home comfort.
Retail stores are becoming more sophisticated both from a security and big data perspective. In store security cameras tracking and monitoring customer behaviour are being enhanced with advanced filtering techniques to alert security of irregular behaviour as well as greatly improving video review analysis. More advanced analysis can be derived by combining video and store purchasing data to create better understanding of buyer behaviour by customer segment.
The hotel sector continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of its customer. Driven largely by technology, smart hotels use a range of solutions to enhance the customer experience and drive greater operational efficiencies. As technology solutions move into the home and other buildings, customer demand is driving change within hotels also, from sophisticated multimedia entertainment to remote heating control and voice activated services. Similarly, on the operations side, technology is driving greater efficiencies in areas such as intelligent lighting and HVAC systems, mobile booking and reception-free check-in services.
The modern airport requires less human interaction as automated check-ins, security checks and passport controls become more commonplace. Equally, more devices and sensors are being used along with sophisticated analytics to carefully monitor and manage large volumes of people in transit. Existing high levels of security and safety are being matched by these enhanced, real-time people management and customer experience systems.
Sports stadiums, conference centres, music and arts venues have all been evolving to enhance the customer experience and meet the technical demands of a modern generation. However, a poor technology experience can detract from an otherwise good event – being unable to contact a friend to meet up after the match, not hearing the main act properly or failing to easily navigate around the conference centre. Similarly, a good technology experience can greatly enhance the overall experience – pre-ordering drinks to your seat, accessible content in tandem with speakers presentation and an audio-visual display to wow the senses!
Typically, schools lag other buildings in technology advancement due to budget constraints and a more conservative approach to change. However, Covid-19 has accelerated change in all buildings, not least in schools. A hybrid approach to learning has been put in place by most schools worldwide, using established technology solutions to facilitate at-home learning and remote classrooms. Use of mobile devices in this way has driven a higher demand for new or improved WiFi capability on campus. In addition, the integration of technology into the school building supports an energy efficient building and better learning environment. Energy Management Systems (EMS) manage lighting, HVAC systems, printers, computers and other appliances based on specific usage needs and learned usage trends.
A building has a big influence on how people feel. The design, furnishing, lighting, temperature, air quality can all contribute to a sense of comfort or not. In a hospital setting, a building can actually contribute to the patients wellbeing, from controlling biorhythms and sleep to accelerating recovery of wounds or infections. Tailoring the environment to each patient’s need requires a smart hospital. Similarly, technology advancements for hospitals are driving operational efficiency improvements, ensuring mobile equipment can be located in time, space is used more effectively, and patient monitoring and recovery times are improved.
Implement a safer, faster and lower cost electricity solution, as part of an enhanced converged network implementation.
Overcome legacy and fixed line limitations, broaden reach and connectivity of smart buildings using LTE and 5G technology implementations.
Use sophisticated audio-visual solutions to enhance building occupier experience, with dynamic digital signage, hologram video instruction, mood music and lighting.
Provide seamless integration of all multimedia sources and channels through fibre optic cabling, high speed WiFi and other communications standards, connecting all fixed and mobile devices seamlessly to video, voice and data content.
Use low cost, low power LED intelligent lighting solutions to gain significant savings in retrofitting, maintenance and overall energy consumption throughout the building.
Ensure wellbeing of individuals within buildings with a range of solutions, such as occupancy monitoring, clean air filters, temperature monitoring and technology based hygiene solutions.
Optimise energy consumption with automated energy management systems (EMS), learning from building occupancy usage and user profiles to ensure temperature needs are met in a tailored way, specific to areas or zones in a building.
Provide high end protection and peace of mind with a range of 24/7 security and access control solutions such as motion sensors, IP cameras, intercoms, automatic number plate recognition (APNR) and more.
Use smart sensors and interconnected safety management systems to monitor, anticipate and trigger appropriate responses to all safety incidences or faults in relation to smoke, fire, water, air, energy and building access.
Overcome the complexity of capturing, interpreting and adjusting the building environment using a smart building management system (BMS). Analyse building usage with smart sensors to improve space allocations and people movement, optimise lighting and HVAC systems, and enhance occupier wellness.
Provide easy control as well as mobile and hands free access to all home IoT devices and services through a centrally managed server which learns and adjusts to suit occupier needs and individual habits.
Use a combination of motion sensors, heat mapping, video and audio analysis to capture building usage and people movement data and adjust building configurations, signage and space allocations to optimise usage.
Boost CCTV video analytics with powerful search and action based capabilities, such as object filtering, heat mapping and motion monitoring to enhance security, people and incidence analysis as well as building usage analysis.
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Quintain developers partnered with KelTech IoT team to deliver a range of smart building technology solutions in a mixed use site of residential, commercial and retail units at Wembley Park, London.