IIoT Services: Features for Smart Buildings in the Post Pandemic Era
After all these years of hard work from the members of IIC, the industry pretty much has a good idea about what IIoT is. Several years ago, I pitched an idea in one of the Innovation TG sessions that "nobody is going to make any money in IoT business other than the ones in the IIoT sector!" Immediately, people challenged me "How about Apple watches, Fitbit's activity trackers, and Google's Nest thermostat?" Well, go ask them, and see if they are happy?
With the "stay-at-home" order being enforced by many states, this is a good time to examine your home and think about what features you'd like to have in your house and the building to make you feel secure, safe, convenient and comfortable while you are in it; and, furthermore, when you are away from it?
Regarding the features of a Smart Building/Smart Home, the common ones most people talk about are "energy and utility savings" and "home safety - including hazardous environment detection and entry-control with burglar alarms". What else?
For one, with all these scares that the virus may stay on the floor buttons of an elevator for hours, do you think you need a UV light in the elevators so that the elevators can sanitized themselves while there is no passenger?