Smart technology for efficiency

Uponor demonstrates how smart technology is a necessity in buildings to improve efficiency, cost, energy reduction and ease From doorbells and security cameras to appliances and cooking utensils, smart technology which allows products and gadgets to be controlled via an app or voice command is becoming ever present in modern buildings. Heating and cooling within a building is one area in which smart technology can be used to provide a

Smart buildings save energy

Smart buildings allows for many opportunities to capture energy savings in our industrial, commercial, and residential buildings. Some are as basic as installing programmable thermostats or automated lighting systems to improve the way we operate the HVAC and lighting systems.  Other options include actual modifications to the building itself or installing new or upgraded equipment. The demand response opportunity Electric grids provide power to a town or city.  The cost

Honeywell launches smart lighting system

Honeywell introduces new advanced lighting solution to hotel operators and facility managers in UAE and Saudi Arabia Honeywell, an international technology leader, has announced the launch of a new smart lighting solution for the hospitality sector. Lighting is becoming a vital part of facilities management and connected building systems. It not only benefits cost efficiency but it is also more efficient to use in terms of saving power, brightness levels,

Genetec announces plans for Smart City World Congress 2019

Genetec joins forces with partners to showcase broad portfolio of unified safe city solutions Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today announced its plans for Smart City Expo World Congress 2019, taking place at Gran Via Venue, Barcelona, from 19-21 November 2019 (Stands 161, 211 and 567). Genetec will be exhibiting in three separate locations around the show floor,

Haltian launches 5G-ready smart factory solution with AWS IoT Greengrass Edge Computing

Haltian Oy is the first vendor on the market to offer industrial enterprises a complete and fully integrated wireless Smart Factory solution with on-site infrastructure. The innovative product development and global IoT company, has just launched its end-to-end Smart Factory solution, based on its Thingsee IoT platform. This includes new industry-grade retrofit sensors with a Gateway device, coupled with an Edge Computing platform based on the AWS IoT Greengrass technology,


OKIN at interzum 2019: Smart voice control for seats and bedding

DewertOkin GmbH presents again this year as an exhibitor at the interzum in Cologne and with its new OKIN Commander voice control system provides a look into the sleeping and living room of the future. OKIN will, of course, also be presenting new drive and control systems for the areas of bedding, seating and office on the four days of the fair. The high-performance system solutions, consisting of single and


DoorBird and PEAKnx collaborate to make front door control smarter

PEAKnx, manufacturer of solutions for home and building automation from Darmstadt, Germany, has partnered with Bird Home Automation, the Berlin-based IP video door intercom manufacturer that develops innovative door communication technologies under the brand name “DoorBird”. This partnership brings numerous advantages for KNX users: The DoorBird door station can be easily and quickly connected to the PEAKnx Controlmini and Controlpro touch panels allowing the user to see and speak with

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The rise of green technology in construction

Ujjwal Goel, Managing Director of Teraciel Engineering and Contracting (TEC) discusses how green building technology has become one of the hottest trends in construction The benefits of a green technology application in construction are far-reaching and comprehensive, offering significant advantages when used in new facilities as well as existing structures. Green technology makes buildings more energy-efficient and sustainable, so they have a lower carbon footprint and a reduced impact on

Accenture study finds smart speaker usage on the rise

According to research from Accenture, half of online consumers globally now use digital voice assistants, with emerging markets leading the way in adoption. Standalone voice assistants – or smart speakers – are reportedly one of the fastest-adopted technologies in US history and have a 98% satisfaction rate among the country’s consumers. |The results come from a new research report based on a global survey of 22,500 consumers across 21 countries.


About International Building Technology is the new magazine for the global smart home and connected building industry. Smart technology has moved beyond a ‘nice to have’ gimmick to become an essential part of modern buildings. This development has seen the technology become a practical solution to multiple challenges faced by systems integrators on a multitude of projects, from residential to commercial. Whether it’s security systems, home automation, fire alarms or