By Marc Pegulu, vice president of IoT product marketing and strategy for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group
Although building-level automation has been around for more than 40 years, there is renewed interest in automation for residential and commercial sites, especially around smart buildings and a smart grid.
To many property owners and investors, the value of smart building technology remains unclear. The reality is that such technology, while requiring some capital investment, helps reduce facility operating costs over time. By combining building automation systems with a smart building management system, a commercial property owner can monitor hundreds of properties at once and fine-tune building performance to a degree not possible via human capabilities alone.