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The Increasing Role of IoT in Building Security

Posted by Scanalytics Inc. on 3/21/18 8:34 AM

 

Scanalytics Inc. CEO to Address the Increasing Role of IoT in Building Security at IFMA Facility Fusion

 

IFMA International Facility Managers Association Facility Fusion Conference Influencing Change, Building Toward Our Future

PRESS RELEASE HERE

 

IoT solutions play an important role in emergency preparedness 

Scanalytics Inc. co-founder and CEO Joe Scanlin joins a select panel at the IFMA International Facility Managers Association Facility Fusion Conference Influencing Change, Building Toward Our Future. Networked, intelligent and adaptable smart building solutions enhance efficiency and improve occupant experiences. Taking it to the next level, the panel will discuss the increasingly relevant topic of how IoT solutions play an important role in emergency preparedness and how facility managers can leverage smart building solutions to improve facility operations, safety and security.

 
real-time occupancy solutions

Scanalytics Inc. is an associate member of the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, a globally diverse ecosystem of Intel-based solutions providers offering a wide range of smart, scalable, interoperable, and sustainable IoT solutions that accelerate deployment of intelligent devices and end-to-end analytics. The technologies of Alliance members offer real-time occupancy solutions. Understanding space utilization based on actual occupancy drives growth and better space planning. Intel Marketing Manager, Gustavo Reyna, will serve as the IFMA Facility Fusion panel moderator and Joe Scanlin will be joined on the panel by Chandan Chowdhury, CEO of Feedback Solutions, and Ron Victor, CEO of IoTium.

 

actionable data for companies to optimize their operations

With the mission of revolutionizing presence detection in physical spaces, Scanalytics Inc. smart building platform leverages sensor and IoT software solutions to anonymously gather information about how people are interacting within a physical space and converting that information into actionable data for companies to optimize their operations. This valuable business intelligence allows companies to increase efficiency and improve operations.

 

Scanalytics Inc. looks forward to demonstrating what’s new and upcoming in technology with the possibilities of connecting, collecting and analyzing good data from truly intelligent spaces as part of the IFMA Emergency Technology for the Built Environment Showcase. March 20-21 in Chicago.

 

IoT intelligence at every step

Scanalytics SoleSensor is an intelligent floor sensor that tracks the steps of occupants. This data is processed in the cloud and sent to end-users via data dashboards for analysis. Smart gateways powered by Intel® technology provide edge analysis that leads to real-time insights and alerts.

 

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Topics: Product News, Industry News, Technology, Data Analytics, Predictive Behavior Analysis, ROI, Business Intelligence, solesensor, smart building, presence detection, occupancy recognition, automated systems, energy conservation, dynamic data, emergency preparedness, IFMA, International Facility Managers Association

Dynamic Use of Floor Sensors

Posted by Scanalytics Inc. on 3/13/18 7:22 AM

 

Valuable business intelligence to increase efficiency, safety and improve operations.

 

If you own a building, do you know where the people are in the building?

You may have a general idea based on the type of businesses located in the structure and the hours at which they operate, but what if you had access to dynamic information regarding exactly where each individual was at any given time? What could you do with that information? The technology exists to give you a perfect picture of how people are moving in your space and where they are – it’s up to you to harness that power and you can do amazing things with it!

 
Data for people management to energy conservation

On a basic level, sensors (such as a motion detector) can do simple things like turning on the lights when a person enters the room. But more sophisticated sensors, such as those placed in the flooring itself, can receive information regarding how many people are in the room and exactly where they are. This data can be used for a multitude of purposes, from people management to energy conservation.

 

smart management

Let’s say you own or manage a museum. One of your priorities is going to be setting up exhibits in such a way that people can move through them without over-crowding. With flooring sensors connected to analytic software you can tell how people are moving through the space, including the amount of time each individual pauses to look at a piece and the path they take to the next one. This information can be used to adjust the layout of the exhibit if crowding occurs at any location to move people through the space in the most effective way.

 

in case of emergency

Flooring sensors can also be used to manage energy usage and security in the building as a whole. For instance, in a hotel with multiple conference rooms and event spaces, flooring sensors can determine how many people are in each room and where they are. Heating and air conditioning units may then be programmed to dynamically adjust the temperature based on the number of warm bodies in each space. This works much more efficiently than a thermostat, which can only adjust the temperature after it changes. Security and safety are enhanced by flooring sensors because the sensors are able to relay the locations of occupants in a building. In the case of a fire or other emergency, such dynamic data can help save lives.

 

monitor from any location

A building smart enough to know the location of its occupants can provide detailed information used to manage the systems functioning in the space. The building’s management staff can program the systems to automatically respond to certain conditions, making it much more efficient to operate the building and providing a dynamic perspective on how the building is being used. Since the data can be sent to either a control center or a mobile “dashboard,” it gives managers the freedom to monitor the building’s use from any location – or even while on vacation!

 

IoT intelligence at every step

Scanalytics SoleSensor is an intelligent floor sensor that anonymously tracks every step an occupant takes. This data is processed in the cloud and sent to end users via data dashboards for analysis. Smart gateways powered by Intel® technology provide edge analysis that leads to real-time insights and alerts.

 

Learn how your company can achieve compelling returns when you measure, analyze and make informed decisions. 

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Topics: Product News, Industry News, Technology, Data Analytics, Predictive Behavior Analysis, ROI, Business Intelligence, solesensor, smart building, presence detection, occupancy recognition, automated systems, energy conservation, dynamic data, emergency preparedness

Smart Building = Smart Business

Posted by Scanalytics Inc. on 3/8/18 10:38 AM

 

What makes a building smart?

 

A smart building can do the same types of things the human brain can do, such as receiving information and processing it to reach a conclusion. 

In the case of a smart building, information is received through sensors and meters connected to the building’s main systems. The information is then processed through software designed to analyze the data and is ultimately used to automate functions such as heating and air-conditioning, energy usage, ventilation, security, and others. Smart buildings have the advantage of increasing the overall efficiency of each of these systems while decreasing the cost and the time that it takes to maintain them.

 
two different kinds of smart buildings

There are those that are designed and built to be smart from the ground up, and existing buildings that are retrofitted with modern technology. New construction offers the ability to build intelligence right into the infrastructure. For example, a new building’s fire suppression system and ventilation system can be installed and automated so that the same vents are used to increase airflow during normal operation and seal off airflow automatically if a fire is detected. Buildings that are designed and built as smart buildings require more up-front capital than traditional buildings, but once in operation they immediately save their owners money by virtue of their efficiency.

 

smart technology

In an existing building, it is common to add smart technology in the form of sensors and controls to equipment that is already in place. A great example is the replacement of a traditional thermostat with one that can be programmed to save on heating costs by increasing and decreasing the temperature based on occupancy recognition. Sophisticated digital control panels can be added to many types of existing equipment to provide this kind of functionality.

Both types of smart buildings require a central building management system (BMS) to analyze, automate and integrate system functions. The BMS consists of software located either on-site or provided by a third-party vendor to process the information coming from the building’s core systems. The information is then used to automate each system to increase its efficiency and monitor its functions so that any faults can be immediately detected and resolved by the building maintenance staff. Compare this to a traditional building in which maintenance is performed via a routine schedule of spot-checks – if a fault occurs it may not be found until the next scheduled maintenance check, whereas a smart building will detect the fault immediately and send an alarm message through the BMS.

 

information to make better decisions

Smart technology gives building owners and operators the information they need to make better decisions and automate processes that would traditionally require the time and attention of an employee. By utilizing the information received through the BMS, the building’s staff can analyze everything from energy usage to equipment functionality from a central location and program the building’s systems to operate with vastly increased efficiency. Increased efficiency results in decreased operational costs and equipment expenditures over the life of the building, saving time and money in the process. Now that’s smart!

 

IoT Intelligence at every step

With the mission of revolutionizing presence detection in physical spaces, Scanalytics Inc. is innovating high-fidelity analytics on consumer engagement and experience. Scanalytics Inc. smart building platform leverages sensor and IoT software solutions to anonymously gather information about how people are interacting within a physical space and converting that information into actionable data for companies to optimize their operations.

This valuable business intelligence allows companies to increase efficiency and improve operations. 

Scanalytics SoleSensor is an intelligent floor sensor that anonoymously tracks every step a customer or visitor takes. This data is processed in the cloud and sent to end users via data dashboards for analysis. Smart gateways powered by Intel® technology provide edge analysis that leads to real-time insights and alerts.

 

Learn how your company can achieve compelling returns when you measure, analyze and make informed decisions. 

Let’s talk today. 

Book a 15-minute call at a time convenient to you.

 

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Topics: Product News, Industry News, Technology, Data Analytics, Predictive Behavior Analysis, ROI, Business Intelligence, solesensor, smart building, presence detection, occupancy recognition, automated systems