Smart Building Technologies

smart building technologies

Smart building technologies by NPI Connect have helped companies reduce their expenses, become more eco-friendly, and efficiently manage their building premises. If you would like to know more about smart building technology, please contact one of our associates.

What Are Smart Building Technologies?

A smart building is a structure that implements automated controls of settings for systems and utilities such as heating and cooling, ventilation, lighting, security, and much more. Also known as intelligent building technologies, smart buildings rely on microchips, actuators, and sensors that work together to collect data and subsequently make changes as necessary based on preset values. This allows the building and its services to function properly and cost-effectively.

Smart building technologies allow the infrastructures’ owners, operators, and managers to improve the functionality and reliability of the facility. This can lead to a reduction in energy usage and the optimization of space.

You do not need to build a new structure to take advantage of smart building technology. These automated systems can be integrated into preexisting properties, including those which are significantly older. The creation of a smart building can be linked to the core systems such as power meters, water pumps, fire alarms, security alarms, and other systems. In addition, smart technology elevators, shading, and access systems can be added.

Smart Building Technologies by NPI Connect

At a fundamental level, smart building technologies help occupants to enjoy better lighting, thermal comfort, clean air, and improved sanitation. Health care facilities, hospitals, schools, public offices, stadiums, shopping outlets, and corporate buildings can also take advantage of smart building technologies from NPI Connect.

Enhanced Safety of a Building: Perhaps one of the greatest benefits to smart buildings is the ability to control systems during a fire. When a fire alarm is triggered, the smart system can immediately respond before the fire department arrives. Smoke exhaust dampers will open, fans turn on, and the intercom system warns the occupants and issues instructions as to what they should do. Locked doors will open up and emergency lighting will activate.

Mobile Security: A web based smart system provides security personnel the opportunity to view live video feeds from a smartphone or portable device. This enables them to adapt and respond quickly to any breach that arises.

Environmentally Friendly: Monitoring the energy use of the building can help to reduce total consumption which can then allow for a greener building.

Further benefits of smart building systems include:

  • Productivity gain of the facility staff
  • Improved building strategy
  • Better security
  • Sustainability
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Enhanced decision making
  • Improved comfort
  • Increase in the net worth of the building

Some of NPI Connects building automation systems include:

  • Management of heating and air conditioning
  • Control of interior and exterior lighting
  • Access to the security and overall control systems
  • Fire safety and smoke evacuation systems
  • Power monitoring
  • Sound monitoring
  • Building condition monitoring
  • Remote management of the building

Benefits of Using Smart Building Technologies

There are many reasons why you might want to consider using smart building technologies in your building. From automated lighting to security cameras, adding smart technology in your building can bring it up to the most modern standard of what’s available in technology and convenience. Whether you are planning for a new building or considering updates for an existing building, one of our associates can discuss your needs and options. 

  1. Save Money
    Using smart building technology can save money by using efficient utilities that when run by automated systems save energy and money. These systems are specifically set up to adjust and adapt in order to run efficiently and effectively. The less energy and manpower your building requires in order to run day-to-day operations, the more money you will save.
  2. Make Life Easier for Staff
    When staff don’t have to monitor building utilities, lights, etc. they can be more effective in other areas of running a building and their day-to-day tasks. Buildings take a lot of work to keep things running smoothly and that work can be done more efficiently by modern technology. In many cases, buildings that are equipped with smart building technologies by NPI connect also require less staff on-site on a daily basis.
  3. Efficient Building Monitoring
    Keeping an eye on all of the systems and utilities of a building is a big job and it’s easy for things to be missed. When you have technology working for you in your building you can have early detection of potential issues. Smart buildings are set up to make monitoring an entire building easier and provide you with accurate data.
  4. Added Safety
    Security systems are an important part of any building in order to keep everyone safe. Smart building technology has not overlooked this important aspect of buildings and has options for the latest security cameras and monitoring systems that will assist in keeping your building and the staff or patrons safe. From cameras to motion sensors and the latest in security technology, your building can be a safer place for everyone within it and on the grounds.
  5. Eco-Friendly
    Using as little energy as possible can help a building have less of a negative impact on the environment and use less resources than traditional building standards and utility systems. By being more efficient, a smart building is less of a drain on the environment and provides a more sustainable approach to modern buildings.  

There are so many options available to you when it comes to building and adding smart technologies to your building. Whether this a new concept to you or you have already done research on smart buildings, it is recommended that you discuss options and technology needs with a trained associate of ours to get a better understanding of all that is available and how it can be implemented in your building project.

Are You Interested in Smart Building Technologies?

NPI Connect implements smart technology into companies of all sizes and types. If you are the owner or manager of a building and would like to know how NPI Connect can help you, please call us today to discuss our smart building technologies.