Deutsche Telekom offers IoT for building management

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Deutsche Telekom offers IoT for building management

Telekom’s new IoT for building management bundle solution “Building Monitoring & Analytics” provides companies with information on smart utilization of building space. It allows optimized building services and energy increases energy efficiency.

The Internet of Things and smart controls are fundamentally changing the way buildings are managed. This affects office buildings, airports, shopping centers as well as hospitals and administration buildings,

says Ingo Hofacker, responsible for the IoT business at Deutsche Telekom.

Digitally recorded data provides a more accurate understanding of employee habits, property usage and cost drivers.

Temperature, humidity and CO2 level are the most important factors for room climate. By law, owners of real estate and employers are obliged to ensure a healthy working environment. Telekom’s room sensors measure these three factors. Motion detectors show which rooms have been used and to what extent. They also record when doors and windows are opened and how much energy is consumed or how often paper towels run out in the toilets. This data is collected in Telekom’s IoT platform “Connected Things Hub” based on Microsoft Azure. Special software analyzes and visualizes this data almost in real time.
Facility managers receive an alarm when certain threshold values are exceeded, so they can take control-ling measures like having rooms cleaned or maintained or actively improve the room climate. According to the utilization of the building surfaces, data-based decisions can be made over letting or renting out. At the same time, there is proof that all values are within the legally required limits.
Telekom’s IoT bundle can be adapted and expanded. The data is encrypted and stored in accordance with German data privacy regulations. The IoT solution was developed in close cooperation with Telekom real estate management Group Supply Services.
Together with its partner ISS Facility Services, Deutsche Telekom showed the new IoT bundle at EXPO REAL in Munich this autumn.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Deutsche Telekom

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