Intelligent buildings are all around us – energy efficient adaptive lighting in offices, Wi-fi access in every room, controlling building heating, energy usage and security. And all this can be controlled remotely!

When it comes to intelligent buildings, the future is now!

It has become easier than ever to boost performance and enable innovation through intelligent buildings.

So… what’s next?

Intelligent cities

It is not just single buildings looking to become more intelligent through integrated systems, no – now we are looking at a future of intelligent cities.

This is the integration and linking of energy, mobility, city planning, governance and economics to deliver a common vision for an entire city. The end goal is a sustainable, efficient and better city for all.

With the worldwide market for intelligent cities expected to reach a value of $3.48 trillion by 2026, there is going to be huge numbers of contractors looking to contribute their own systems.

This is an issue identified in a new white paper – Smart Cities Done Smarter– published by oneM2M, the global internet of things building systems integrationstandards initiative. In an effort to pave the way for interoperability between intelligent cities contractors, oneM2M has set out a global blueprint for smart cities.


building systems integrationThis will include set deployment requirements, open standards and sharing of smart data, in order to allow city managers to mix and match contractors according to the specific needs of the city.

The paper proposes ‘as city planners strive for greater cross-department collaboration, it is essential that, networks, devices and data, can be used for more than one purpose’. As with intelligent buildings, an efficient and reliable structured cabling system will be the backbone that will allow for these cities to become both integrated and ‘intelligent’.

City planners will require the expertise of knowledgeable infrastructure contractors. Smart systems will play a critical role in supporting the convergence and integration of multiple systems across a city, allowing the processing of important shared data. This will also provide an insight into every aspect of a city and its buildings’ operations.

Sensors will gather data and are able to communicate with one another to improve energy consumption and provide data about exactly what’s happening within the building.

The latest high-quality structured IT cabling will make your systems more reliable, more efficient and easier to integrate on a larger scale.

To read the full ‘Smart Cities Done Smarter’ white paper, please visit: oneM2M_WhitePaper_SmartCitiesDoneSmarter.pdf



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