Anyone who has already been in contact with IOTIQ or who has been around our website knows that we are specialized in Smart Offices and Smart Buildings, among others. In an increasingly digitalized world, these facilities are becoming increasingly important as young people are looking for flexible solutions – and not just on a contractual basis in the everyday working life. So, what makes an office intelligent and when is it worth taking the step towards an intelligent building?
In an intelligent office, everything that can receive a signal or is equipped with one is networked with each other: Printers, windows, heating, digital whiteboards or even desks; management and security systems also play a role. The main goal is to increase productivity at work, but this kind of a solution offers much more benefits than just that, even if they all contribute to increased productivity.
By optimizing such processes, communication between employees is simplified and work processes in general are made more efficient. Environmental awareness also increases and the sustainability factor plays a major role in the smart office. By adapting to people and using only the most necessary resources, a great deal of energy is saved. Win-win!
Smart Buildings, on the other hand, make sense if you don't just want to optimize single, smaller companies or workflows. They offer the potential to revolutionize entire industries, make a huge difference in the public sector or really make a difference as a company - both internally and externally. In smart buildings, the border between architecture and technology is fluid.
The intelligent building goes a big step further than the intelligent office, or the intelligent conference room, as we at IOTIQ offer it, while keeping the elements of automation and central control options the same. But in a smart building, the work day changes before you even enter the office. For example, the multi-storey car park can display the corresponding occupancy or the elevator can independently send an error message. In the intelligent building, too, the decision on how ventilation, room temperature and lighting should be adjusted is then made automatically depending on the circumstances - in all of its corners, not just in the "work area". Sectors such as health, real estate and energy can profit most from this.
At the same time, the building's own technical data is recorded, analysed and visualised, all by the building itself. This means that energy optimisation can be carried out independently, faults can be predicted and maintenance work for individual elements in the building remains clear. This increases safety (and general comfort) and also saves costs.
In the IOTIQ Smart Building, context and location detection also increases flexibility and performance. Hardware diversity is replaced by software modularity, manufacturing and material handling components by intelligent solutions. Those who are ready for the step must dare it. Because the future is now.