A webinar panel hosted by Dense Networks yesterday covered the topic of Smart and Secure Buildings. The webinar is part of the Connected Cities 2020 series.
Panelists included John Dullin, VP at Corning, Greg Spraetz, SVP of Real Estate Solutions at ExteNet, Alban Cambournac, VP US Digital Energy Offer Management at Schneider Electric and David Eckell, National Market Manager of Graybar. Dense Networks Executive Director Peter Murray moderated the session.
With buildings becoming increasingly automated, the panel addressed the many systems that require infrastructure enabling smart building solutions. The panel agreed that COVID has been the catalyst for many new applications for smart building and fiber is the enabling feature that makes it all happen.
“Flexibility is the key,” Eckell said. “A building owner has to flex to be able to keep up with the pace of technology. Eckell said for building owners to get people back into their former work areas, they need to ensure a higher level of safety and security such as monitoring CO2 levels, humidity and air flow. Corning’s Dullin talked about entry station equipment roughly the size of metal detectors that even check blood oxygen levels (although privacy becomes an issue at that point, he said) and can track ionization and monitor air filters. His company is currently developing “smart glass” applications for commercial buildings and the healthcare industries.
Spraetz covered additional safe and smart building applications such as geo-fencing and allowing access to specified inhabitants. He said Fujitsu is working on an application that will sync with a building elevator panel and show the floor options on one’s phone to prevent touching a commonly-used button.
The next session in the Connected Cities series will be December 2, at 11 a.m. EST entitled “Getting to Smart: IoT Applications.” To register click here.
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