Types of Wireless Technologies in Smart Buildings
The use of wireless technologies continues to grow across industries. When it comes to wireless technologies the choices are (almost) endless. Tune in to the video to learn more about the capabilities and limitations of wireless technologies in building automation, and feel free to leave a comment or question below.
Wireless technologies in buildings
There are a lot of different devices which allow to automate a building: actuators, sensors, automation and control equipment and many other “things”. In order to make a building “smart” a lot of sensors are required in the building. For example, if we want to manage the temperature, we may need a lot of different temperature sensors to get the data and act accordingly (for example heat up the room if it is too cold or adjust the air flow if the CO2 level is too high).
There are two possibilities: wired or wireless technologies. Wiring cables through all the building would involve an high installation cost, especially when retro-fitting an existing building. Wireless technologies are an excellent alternative.
Wireless has been used in industry for many years. However, unlicensed wireless technologies are providing even more options to solve application needs. Understanding the capabilities and limitations of the various wireless technologies will enable users to take advantage of wireless while avoiding problems resulting from misapplication.
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