The IoT is a transformational technology which is here now and impacting the management of buildings today. The pandemic has accelerated the adoption and utilization of these platforms to help solve problems that building owners and managers face as people return to work. Now is the time to begin understanding the IoT and its potential impacts on facilities of all types. The IoT allows objects and devices to be sensed or controlled remotely across a network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems. The net result of this is improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit in addition to reduced human intervention. A brief summary of the IoT and where it came from and where it is heading will be discussed. We will explore the major IoT protocols being used today, as well as what is coming in the future but not yet here.
Learning Objective 1: Define or identify the IoT in a relatable way.
Learning Objective 2: Understand the opportunities and constraints which IoT provides to the built environment.
Learning Objective 3: Discuss current and future trends, i.e. Smart Homes, Smart Cities, AI, machine learning and what the implications are
Key takeaways: Identify which technologies apply to the Industrial, Commercial and Residential market segments and adopt a position to leverage the IoT and implement solutions today.
Our speaker, Travis Willis, is a passionate believer in the power of technology to help people feel safer and more secure. As a 20+ year veteran of the commercial openings industry, with 15 of those years in access control and physical security, he has been involved in a diverse array of projects and applications. He is CEO of Circumflex, L.L.C., a consultancy that connects manufacturers and IoT technology companies to build smarter products for tomorrow's world. He is also Director of Business Development for Spintly, the world's first wireless mesh network access control solution.