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gence and are connected to each other via

classic room automation buses, such as

KNX, LON, BacNet, TCP, etc. The wireless

connection of self-powered sensors based

on the EnOcean radio standard to wall

switches, window contacts, temperature

sensors and motion detectors maximizes

flexibility and reduces costs compared to a

wired solution. In addition to switches for

controlling lights and shading, window con-

tacts and motion detectors create the per-

fect synergy, since they effectively combine

functions such as rain protection with intru-

sion security and energy savings.

The EnOcean Alliance, with over 400

members in the field of building automa-

tion, offers the benefits of a comprehensive

ecosystem of interoperable self-powered

wireless sensor solutions.

New IoT buzzword: “building

asset management“

Building asset management is an important

new tool with which companies establish

the requirements for the optimum man-

agement of cost-intensive use of resources

in terms of space, personnel and objects.

An average of 50% of the available space

in a typical office building remains unoccu-

pied over the course of a business day.

Room sensors supply detailed information

on how building areas and rooms are actu-

ally being used and permit optimum room

planning and assignment of employees to

available spaces. Services in the area of

human resource and inventory manage-

ment can be significantly optimized with

the aid of suitable sensors. These sensors

supply detailed information on usage pat-

terns during normal operation as well as

events, and they also take into account

differences in times of day and seasonal

effects. Usage patterns of the building, per-

sonnel and inventory can thus be prepared

to determine the optimum use of resources

and security requirements.

Saving lives – even this is simplified through

the use of sensors due to the ability to

determine the location of a person left

behind in the event of an emergency evacu-

ation. Higher security and fewer thefts by

detecting people in restricted areas pre-

vents unauthorized access and optimizes

access control.

And finally, sensors make it possible to opti-

mize energy consumption and air quality

based on the actual space occupancy.