One important contributor to the UAEs high energy use is the air-conditioning systems in buildings. These have the potential to be reduced by up to 40% by applying UMHE’s modern innovative techniques to eliminate energy waste. This would be achieved without compromising the air quality and comfort level in the buildings.
IoT tools help EMS (Energy Management System) collect and analyze real-time energy consumption data. In addition to constantly monitoring the equipment to improving maintenance and prevent downtimes, IoT-powered EMS tools measure energy usage and flow via a network, providing valuable insights that can improve energy consumption efficiency in many ways.
The holistic view of energy consumption in a building is provided by the network of smart connected things. By monitoring Humidity, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning systems smartly, the systems can help buildings in optimizing energy usages.
Waste collection is an essential city service, yet existing waste management systems are resource-intensive, inefficient, and outdated. The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to greatly optimize collection services and reduce operational costs for cities. Smart waste management solutions use sensors placed in waste receptacles to measure fill levels and to notify city collection services when bins are ready to be emptied. Over time, historical data collected by sensors can be used to identify fill patterns, optimize driver routes and schedules, and reduce operational costs.
An IoT-enabled fleet management solution helps businesses gain competitive advantages by automating processes in a cloud-based platform and providing real-time visibility into everything that goes on in the field. Connecting to your fleet vehicles through installed telematics devices, you get their current GPS location and activity status on one web map, together with other reports and analytics that help improve your dispatch, route planning, and business logistics. This real-time visibility is what helps you gain flexibility in your resource allocation, better planning, and quick adaptability to changes in the situation.
With real-time GPS location, businesses can provide customers the exact times of arrival or instantly update the route for a customer emergency. Using fleet tracking software also helps reduce wait times at destinations and monitor driver behavior on the road to ensure safety and compliance, as well as minimize the risk of crashes and liability. IoT telematics can collect data on vehicle diagnostics, such as speed, idling time, harsh acceleration or braking, fuel consumption, vehicle faults, tire pressure, and more.
Critical Assets Management
Monitoring and Management of Critical Assets (i.e. Chillers, IT Systems, UPS and Generators, etc.) in a Facility is crucial to ensure smooth business operations. Data captured from these critical assets ensures that the performance of the system is up to the mark, any degradation is identified and fixed proactively, ensuring high up-times.
Digitalized Facility Management
- IoT applications help managers unite all the sectors of the facility, track, and monitor multiple operations simultaneously, and drive new insights thanks to the data provided by sensors. The Internet of Things offers a wide range of automation opportunities, improving the productivity of the entire team.
- Sensor-based automation. By capturing environmental and other data, facility managers get insights into space usage. Sensors also empower predictive analytics, alerting managers about potentially dangerous situations. A connected system can respond to an alert automatically, neutralizing a safety threat with no human supervision.
- Reduced operating costs. Hospitality, healthcare, and office space facilities use the Internet of Things data to find patterns in usage. Connected tools help determine when the demand for resources is lower than usual and reduce energy and heat consumption. Thus, using the Internet of Things electric utilities and other operating costs decrease.
- Efficient employee performance. The Internet of Things helps remove daily frustrations from the workplace by seamlessly guiding the team through the day. Environmental sensors help ensure that the temperature and humidity levels at the facility are optimal. Thanks to connected systems, the tracking facility area takes less time — thus, your team will be able to process more orders every day.
- Transparency. Connected systems allow facility managers to provide clients with real-time updates. You will get more insight into employee performance as well, understanding how many tasks every team member performs during a workday and the type of assignments people thrive in.
- Higher risk mitigation efficiency. IoT is a huge leap for facility managers in terms of contingency planning and physical security. Connected cameras, implanted tags, beacons for ID confirmation, and other tools help detect threats and eliminate them quickly to avoid crises at the facility. The technology provides facility managers with an extensive pool of high-value data, helping support the decision-making process. On top of that, companies start implementing automated planning tools that design optimal routes and workflows based on the data, collected via sensors.
Home Automation Systems
Intelligent technology that syncs multiple devices in your home as per the given responses is called an automated home system. It can only function on smartphone apps and internet routers that are wireless. Based on a specific input or instruction, smart devices are activated to do specific tasks.
While you can instruct the voice-activated home system to play soothing music in the evenings or recite recipes for grilled chicken, these smart home devices are not all fun and games. When you are out with your family, this intelligent device also maintains the security of your home, ensuring that everything is safe and sound.
Here are some examples:
- A thermostat operates according to when you are home.
- A motion detector senses when someone is at your door, and you get a call from your phone.
- Your healthy eating is scheduled and maintained by a smart fridge
- A monitoring device located in your garage monitors the overall energy consumption of your house.
- A wireless speaker system that plays music anywhere inside the home.
- The intelligent lighting system that changes the mood and intensity of your indoor lights.
- Protect your nursery’s environment by controlling the humidifier. Turn it off and on with your phone.
Many homes today are opting for an automated indoor lifestyle. Whether you require cleaning bots to take care of your mess or you need ambient music while you dine with your family, everything can be controlled with the touch of the master touchscreen or a button of a remote.
Controlled lighting, regulated temperatures, automated window coverings, and integrated media systems; all these things are part and parcel of what’s it like to live with smart home devices. It is all about acquiring an ideal life that is filled with convenience and comfort.
Lighting Control Systems
Software-enabled lighting controls, enabled by the smart lighting and Internet of Things (IoT) evolution, will be a game-changer in the world of lighting and will ultimately transform the industry. Such controls promise to be among the biggest growth drivers, as the flexibility and personalization aspects of the move to software will unlock new functionalities and applications.
The benefits of a wireless system are obvious in the day of the mobile phone and technologies such as Wi-Fi, although wired connectivity such as Power over Ethernet (PoE) may find use in some new construction. In general, wireless offers more features, flexibility, and simplicity for a fraction of the price and requires substantially less infrastructure and skilled labor to install
The components of an IoT-based lighting control system are different from legacy control systems. You start with an IoT-enabled luminaire, which has a wireless communication chip – may it be Bluetooth or ZigBee or another wireless protocol – directly integrated into the LED board, chip, bulb, or driver. No additional control hardware is needed other than perhaps a gateway to the Internet. Software access to the smart luminaire is provided by an application programming interface (API) that is offered by the luminaire hardware manufacturer