Building Automation embraces the Internet of Things (IoT)

There will be approximately 500 devices with unique digital identities per square kilometre (km2) by 2020.

Whether it is smartphones, office equipment, such as printers and copiers or even modern day cars, they are all devices with the capability of being connected to the internet 24/7. It is the Internet of Things that allows these devices to exchange data and critical information with web based services, enabling automated analysis and tasks to be executed in the background.

IoT has the potential to expand the functionality of the BMS and make commercial buildings even more efficient, and better able to serve the needs of the organisations that occupy them.


Simon Ward, Director of Sales - UK & Ireland at Distech Controls

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Simon is an experienced Sales Professional in the building automation market, with extensive experience of the installation and use of room controls and sensors in buildings, including hotels and apartments. Simon is currently the UK Country Director for Distech Controls.