Ideas and concepts for Smart Buildings
The construction of smart buildings is on the rise. Elements of smart technology are steadily being built under the roofs of our frequent establishments. Think office refurbishments, shopping malls, university campuses and even hospitals. Smart buildings are one of the many ways in which society continues to leverage the advances of modern technology to provide us with both efficient and sustainable solutions.
Why make buildings smart?
Smart buildings are responsive to our needs. Indeed, a key characteristic of smart buildings is that they are human-centered. They’re designed to put the human experience first: providing solutions to everyday inconveniences, responding to queries, or even implementing nice-to-have features to make our experience a little bit more enjoyable.
Smart buildings work by collecting and aggregating data from sensors, cameras and other sources of information technology. This data can be used in various ways: to optimize energy levels, reduce electricity, control the temperature and even purify air. The objective is to become more sustainable and reduce our CO2 footprint.
Smart technology for shopping
Take for example the latest integration from Amazon, ‘Just Walk Out Shopping’, which is an automated shopping experience. It relinquishes the need to wait in long queues at the check-out, removes the need to handle cash, and if you’ve forgotten your PIN number, it’s no problem. Simply enter the store, pick up what you want and then just walk out. Cameras throughout will track your every movement and automatically calculate the price of everything in your trolley. Payment is charged directly to your Amazon account.
It’s an entirely contactless experience built for our ease, convenience and the flexibilities required around our routines.