Scientia potentia est. Knowledge is power. The evolution of technology and the vast expansion in data utilization provides today’s organizations with endless knowledge and power. The possibilities are endless with the right data collection and processing tools.
It’s a safe bet to say that every organization seeks to enhance their efficiency and lower their operating costs. The issue is that most organizations don’t have instant access to critical metrics, trends, and insights that can guide them to achieve their goals. In a time where occupant safety and energy efficiency are of utmost concern, it has become a necessity to completely how and when spaces are utilized.
A Smart Building is a building that utilizes IoT sensors that are integrated with a centralized platform, to enhance resource management and decision-making. As IoT and integrated sensors mature, they are becoming less expensive, more powerful, and easier to implement. As a result, the return on investment has become more lucrative enabling more organizations to implement Smart Building solutions.
Manually handling asset maintenance is a reactive approach that can result in more expensive repairs, voided warranties, and prolonged outages. Smart Buildings provide organizations with the 3 P’s of Maintenance: Proactive, Predictive, and Preventative. Each asset is unique, and how each organization utilizes its assets is even more unique. Because of this, “one-size fits all” maintenance plans are not going to be the most efficient and effective solutions. Sensors can detect current building and asset performance enabling organizations to quickly address issues before the issue grows in severity or other assets are affected. Maintenance should always be conducted based on the current state of the asset, rather than on fixed schedules.
Smart Buildings provide facility managers with the insights they need to understand and optimize energy consumption. Implementing smart technology could reduce the energy consumption of a facility by up to 35%, depending on systems and building type.
Most facilities contain silos, with independent systems for HVAC, lighting, power, IAQ, water, etc. Digital platforms break down those silos allowing key stakeholders to make collaborative decisions that add long-term value to the entire system.
COVID-19 has drastically changed how workplaces and society as a whole operates. Individuals, organizations, and countries are still being affected by the pandemic in day-to-day life. While we continue to react, it’s crucial to also focus on how to improve our response to future outbreaks of infectious diseases. Smart Buildings will change the way facilities are designed and managed, placing a higher priority on occupant health and well-being. Organizations like HelixSense have been quick to respond to the pandemic by integrating the COVID-19 Response feature into their existing platform.
These features include:
- Ultraviolet Decontamination
- Instant Temperature Screening
- Digital Checklists
- Needs-based Sanitization
- Touchless Visitor Management
- COVID-19 Operating Procedures
- Occupancy Monitoring
Designing a Smart Building with HelixSense
HelixSense will help your organization modernize their facilities by transitioning them into secure and optimized Smart Buildings. The HelixSense Platform is easy to implement and instantly starts providing a return on your investment.
HelixSense will modernize your facility in three easy steps:
- Deploy sensor on all assets, equipment, entryways, and other desired spaces
- Connect sensors to the centralized HelixSense Platform to analyze data
- Implement command control and intelligent operational strategies
HelixSense solves very complex organizational problems. To outline the overall functionality of HelixSense, we can break it down into six key foundation blocks. Together, these six pillars coexist to represent the essence of HelixSense.
The six HelixSense Pillars are:
- Preventive Maintenance
- Enterprise Asset Management
- Predictive Maintenance
- Self-Reporting Assets
- Artificial Intelligence
- Digital Twin