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Four ways for the Internet of Things to make buildings safer


Release Time:

2021-12-06

The Internet of Things (IoT), a technology and devices capable of sensing information and communicating with the Internet, has been used in various ways in recent years. Those uses, according to Oracle, include making electronics and even buildings "smart," connecting to the internet to help manufacturers and warehouses work more efficiently, and transferring data through the cloud.

The Internet of Things (IoT), a technology and devices capable of sensing information and communicating with the Internet, has been used in various ways in recent years. Those uses, according to Oracle, include making electronics and even buildings "smart," connecting to the internet to help manufacturers and warehouses work more efficiently, and transferring data through the cloud.

IoT is also helping to make commercial buildings a safer place to work, eat and visit. Whether sending alerts about unsafe building conditions, monitoring air quality, or helping first responders communicate more easily during an emergency, IoT can play an important role in making buildings safer.

Here are 4 ways IoT is making buildings safer.

IoT ensures the structural integrity of buildings and surrounding areas

According to Safety Magazine, with the help of IoT, officials can prevent disasters like the collapse of buildings and structures. City officials can use data generated by IoT sensors to drive artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to gain a clearer picture of a city's infrastructure and spot any damaged structures before things get worse. Officials can then call for preventive maintenance work to avoid future disasters.

For example, IoT sensors attached to bridges work 24/7 to keep an eye on damage. Sensors can spot growing cracks or strains in structures and alert interested parties so they can fix them before they collapse and cause damage to surrounding buildings and people.

IoT helps improve building safety

With IoT, property owners can track people entering and leaving their buildings in a number of ways. These include biometric scanners, fingerprint reading and digital security codes. The demand for smart locks has also increased across the globe due to growing concerns over security issues and increased awareness about IoT and other technological solutions. The smart lock market could grow to $8 billion by 2026.

IoT helps improve indoor air quality

When a person spends eight hours a day indoors, he wonders if the air he breathes is healthy. IoT devices can take all the guesswork out of your air when it comes to air quality. Sensors not only monitor air quality but also provide accurate results to IoT applications in real-time. According to a market research report, increasing environmental pollution has created a greater demand for air quality sensors. Government regulations are also causing air quality monitors to become more common in commercial buildings.

For many returning to the office in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor air quality will be a top concern. According to StrategyofThings, IoT and smart building technologies are critical to indoor air quality levels and adherence to CDC guidelines.

IoT helps improve employee safety

IoT technology can provide employees with a safer work environment in a number of ways. The technology can analyze certain data to develop occupational health and safety measures for employees. For example, in factories, IoT tools work with HR and workforce solutions to create schedules to limit workers’ exposure Each shift is staffed equally.

Companies can provide employees with wearable devices to monitor their health. Wearable devices will connect to IoT servers and provide data that can help employees and companies make safety and health decisions.

From a building and employee safety perspective, IoT fire safety sensors can detect rising temperatures, which could indicate that a fire is spreading. Capturing rising temperatures can minimize damage, give employees more time to leave the building or prevent fires from starting in the first place. (compile iothome)