Types of Building Sensors that can Improve Your Facilities

It’s an exciting, innovative time in the world of smart technology and the Internet of Things. Commercial buildings and homes alike are experiencing a technological revolution in how they operate and are becoming smarter and smarter by the minute.

But what makes a building “smart”? Put simply, automated systems in homes and companies:

  • reduce operational expenses
  • save energy
  • enhance space allocation
  • increase safety and security
  • improve comfort

You can think of sensors as the ‘sense organs’ of the building which allow it to take in information about the things happening within and outside it. Just like a living thing, a  building’s sensors give it the data it needs to react appropriately.

Here are some examples of the sensors now available:

  • Accelerometers
  • Air Quality
  • Atmospheric Pressure
  • Biometric
  • Electrical
  • Fluid Flow
  • Humidity
  • Imaging
  • Light
  • Magnetometers
  • Motion Detectors
  • Occupancy Detection
  • Air Pressure
  • Radiation
  • Sound
  • Temperature
  • Vibration

Energy Efficiency

By counting the number of occupants in a given space, HVAC systems can be optimized to save energy and money. Integrating sensors into lighting fixtures allows property managers a new understanding of energy management by allowing them to track lighting usage and observe trends and problem areas in energy consumption.

A smart, well-connected sensor array can automatically monitor any conditions you require and substantially boost performance in the residential, public or commercial facilities, including:

  • Hotels
  • Office buildings
  • Airports
  • Train stations
  • Libraries
  • Sport stadiums
  • Schools
  • Government buildings

Sensor-based smart facilities make life easier for facility managers while helping a business’s bottom line.

Want to know more about smart buildings? Call MaintenX today!