How Well Does Your Company Run Without Power?

If I had to guess, not well.

Losing power for even a few hours can mean thousands of dollars in lost revenue and productivity.

Power and the increases in its demand, has led to significant growth in the backup generator market.

Think about the mission critical components of your business: security systems go down, refrigerated

goods spoil, customers are turned away, computer systems go down, and production lines stop.

If your company is like many others, you have purchased or rented a backup generator to mitigate this risk.

Despite this investment, do you believe that your emergency generator will run when you need it the most?

By design, backup generators are very much anonymous heavy metal boxes- sitting isolated on a roof or nearby loading dock.

They are meant to be neither seen nor heard.

It is for this very reason that these machines are so easily neglected and/or maintained.

Today, many organizations are unable to generally hold anyone accountable for backup generator mishaps or failures because:

1)  There is typically a high turnover of Maintenance Contractors in the market.

2)  It can be difficult to pinpoint the source of a backup generator problem until it’s too late.

 

In recent years, the Internet of Things has driven a game-changing technical revolution that has started to disrupt traditional industries in more ways than previously imagined.

With sensor technology, Cloud and Big Data analytics, empowered backup generators are “smarter”- offering businesses an array of information and more importantly, notifications when this machine is operating outside of its specs.

Therefore, regardless of staff turnover or changes to maintenance contractor relationships, organizations can have a pulse on this critical piece of their business.

 

Solution Description

MachineLink by SensorSuite is a solution that connects to most backup generators.

When MachineLink is installed to interface with the backup generator, you can view its key sensory data 24/7/365.

In addition, SensorSuite's cloud-based dashboard allows users to see when their generator is operating and how much power output is realized.

Notifications of events, faults and status are all communicated instantly via SMS or email.

With a dedicated LTE Wireless Connection to an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), users can view real-time information from the generator using their smartphone, tablet or PC- even if there isn’t access to primary or secondary power sources.

Once installed, the backbone of this solution can also support the monitoring of other building equipment- capturing this data on the same unified platform.

By empowering legacy products with a dose of today’s technologies, SensorSuite solutions are easy to use and understand.

Our products not only address the present needs of our clients; they are also future friendly- for the road that we have yet to travel.

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Boiling Over Cap and Trade?

How BoilerLink Will Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Cut Costs in Apartment Buildings

On January 1 st , 2017, the Ontario Government introduced a Cap and Trade program.

The Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act (Bill 172) is a central part of Ontario’s solution to fight climate change.

 

FACT: The Province of Ontario is responsible for less than one percent of world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but is one of the largest per capita emitters in the world. 1

THE GOAL: Decrease Ontario’s emissions by eight to ten megatonnes by 2020. 2

 

According to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, a Cap and Trade program is a proven way to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fight climate change by giving polluters an incentive to cut emissions. 3

It creates a price on carbon emissions by limiting the amount of GHG pollution that can come from the economy and then allowing those covered by the cap to trade among themselves in a flexible and cost-effective way.

Cap and Trade

What exactly does this mean?

The plan is to cap the amount of GHG emissions that Ontario homes and businesses are allowed to emit, intending to lower the limit over time.

Funds generated by this program will be used to promote low-carbon energy solutions throughout the Province as we move towards a greener and more accountable economy.

Pricing carbon emissions in this manner is arguably one of the most powerful tools that governments have to encourage companies and households to change course; polluting less by investing in cleaner technologies and adopting greener practices.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise.

As it relates to Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs), conservation incentive programs have existed for quite some time.

In addition, other provinces (British Columbia and Quebec) and the State of California, have already implemented Cap and Trade initiatives of their own.

Each year, the Cap is lowered-leaving stakeholders in the MURB sector with few options:

a) Invest in green technologies.

b)  Incur additional costs to buy emission credits (depending on emission benchmarks).

c)  Pay added fees to fuel distributors (for those that emit below 10,000 tonnes of pollutants).

Under this system, the price to pollute sets the strength of the economic signal and determines the extent to which green choices are encouraged.

 

In Toronto, MURBs represent the most significant component in the Toronto residential building inventory.

 

56% of the dwellings in the City of Toronto consist of apartment buildings. 39% of all Toronto dwellings are either mid-rise or high-rise apartment building of five or more storeys.

The combined electricity and natural gas consumption of Toronto MURBs is responsible for 2.5M tonnes eCO2 emissions annually.

An estimated 17% of the total GHG emissions in Toronto are associated with natural gas and electricity consumption of apartment buildings. 4

This is why MURB Property Managers and Owners need to shift from their “out of sight, out of mind” attitudes when it comes to the use and maintenance of their boilers.

Boiler issues related to efficiency, breakdowns, and premature failures, are central to why the monitoring and optimizing of these machines are more important than ever.

Commercial boiler life expectancy is also falling.

Surprisingly, many of those that should care simply accept this reality as a cost of doing business- until now.

Having the real-time ability to monitor and control the performance of a MURB’s boiler(s) has become vital towards curbing the added costs of this new government initiative.

 

Until recently, the remote monitoring and control a boiler’s performance was easier said than done- especially in smaller buildings that aren’t supported by a Building Automation System (BAS).

But thanks to BoilerLink by SensorSuite (www.sensorsuite.com), all building stakeholders – especially down-market where technology adoption is limited or absent, can now reap the benefits reserved for those that have historically had the money and resources to evolve.

Utilizing SensorSuite’s easy-to- use cloud dashboard and an internet connection, BoilerLink is able to detect small variations in boiler performance and allows users to act on them in real-time using a smartphone, tablet or PC.

 

After receiving these alerts, BoilerLink not only helps stakeholders maintain peak operational efficiency, but also helps in minimizing the cost of repairs- arguably extending a boiler’s life.

From a cost savings perspective, BoilerLink can clearly cut spending in a variety of ways:

Boiler Optimization – Charts and historical data logs give stakeholders the ability to optimize their boiler’s performance. These optimizations allow for energy savings and as a result, reduce expenses for a given building.

Alarm Notification – Custom alarms provide immediate notifications- so that problems can be addressed immediately.

Reduced Maintenance Time – Boilers can be remotely monitored and controlled 24/7, eliminating the need for many maintenance check-ups. Furthermore, multiple boilers in a portfolio of buildings can be monitored and controlled at the same time on one cloud dashboard.

Maintains Warranty – Eliminate the risk of a warranty being voided due to boiler misuse or neglect.

Avoid Costly Upgrades – Extend the life of a given boiler by installing BoilerLink at a fraction of the cost.

 

Today, as it relates to accountability, many property stakeholders are unable to generally hold anyone accountable for boiler mishaps or damage because:

 

1)  There’s typically a high turnover of Property Managers and Maintenance Contractors in the space.

2)  It’s difficult to pinpoint the source of a boiler problem until it’s too late.

 

A building’s boiler is like the human heart. It provides heat and circulation. Its works is unseen. And when it fails, the rest of the system will follow shortly thereafter.

Commercial boiler maintenance and responsible boiler use are essential in Ontario’s new Cap and Trade era.

Clearly, with the emergence of Cap and Trade in Ontario, GHG emissions will increasingly impact a given building’s operational expenditures.

 

Let SensorSuite help you keep your boiler healthy and building stock profitable.

BoilerLink is coming in 2017.

 

Learn more about how our Smart Building Initiatives make sense.

Visit:  www.sensorsuite.com or email:  sales@sensorsuite.com.

By Johnny Ramoutar- January 10, 2017

 

 

References

1 Cap and trade in Ontario. (2016). [online]. Last modified 19 December 2016. https://www.ontario.ca/page/cap-and-trade-ontario

2 Cap and trade in Ontario. (2016). [online]. Last modified 19 December 2016. https://www.ontario.ca/page/cap-and-trade-ontario

3 Ontario Posts Final Cap and Trade Regulation. (2016). [online]. Last modified 19 May 2016.

https://news.ontario.ca/ene/en/2016/05/ontario-posts- final-cap- and-trade- regulation.html

4 Clarissa Binkley, Marianne Touchie, and Kim Pressnail, Energy Consumption Trends of Multi-Unit Residential

Buildings in the City of Toronto (Report submitted to Toronto Atmospheric Fund, 2012).

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Sleep warm and peacefully while your grocery store fridges stay cool

FridgeLink™ monitors grocery store fridges and freezers wirelessly and remotely, saving energy costs and reducing risk of inventory loss for owners. In grocery store monitoring, where shrinkage from refrigeration mishaps account for a large part of losses, FridgeLink™ helps alleviates this pain.

Low Cost, Intelligent Grocery Store Fridge and Freezer Monitoring using Wireless Sensors

SensorSuite™ Inc., an Internet of Things company that monitors commercial and industrial buildings has opened a new door in their business. Namely, a refrigerator door.

The newest addition to SensorSuite’s™ line of wireless monitoring devices is called FridgeLink™ and it monitors grocery store fridges and freezers wirelessly and remotely, saving energy costs and reducing risk of inventory loss for owners. In grocery store monitoring, where shrinkage from refrigeration mishaps account for a large part of losses, FridgeLink™ helps alleviates this pain.

FridgeLink™ wireless temperature monitoring for fridges and freezers

Fridge and Freezer Monitoring in Grocery Stores

The monitoring platform can be viewed on desktop and mobile devices and allows owners to visualize the whole store in one place. The system tracks real-time updates like temperature, status of doors, run-time of fridges, open times and even predicts problems before they become apparent.

Earlier this month, the company worked on a pilot project with a NoFrills location in Whitby, Ontario which proved to be a crucial step in preventative maintenance. By monitoring the defrost cycle and it’s effectiveness over time, the platform was able to predict a critical potential problem in the refrigeration system for the grocery store, saving the owner over $7,000 in costs.  The owner said the ROI was “very quick”.

Benefits of fridges and freezer monitoring in grocery stores

But beyond tracking changes in temperature, the FridgeLink™ sensors can also provide insight on power consumption, helping stores strive for better energy efficiency. Quality of food is kept optimal with temperature automated conformance and the system can be upgraded to detect operational issues like water leaks, notifying owners via smartphone of any problems that require immediate attention.

This update to include refrigeration monitoring in SensorSuite’s line of products hasn’t come without a lot of preparation. Having worked with companies like No Frills, Hyatt, TELUS, Westin Prince, Maverik in monitoring of buildings, Robert Platek, CEO of SensorSuite™ explains that connected accessible devices are a part of the future.

 “The Internet of Things is a term we often use, but essentially what it means is connecting things or devices to the Internet to ultimately make our lives easier. With FridgeLink™, this also means reducing waste and energy consumption. I see this being the trend of the future. More and more devices will be connected to the Internet and we’ll be monitoring them all from our smartphones – something FridgeLink™ is already providing grocery store managers.”

 

Maintaining an optimal temperature in your food storage fridges and freezers allows you to keep your food fresh and compliant. If the temperature falls above or below the optimal range costly spoilage or potential for food poisoning can occur. SensorSuite can help you maintain the proper temperature in your grocery store fridges and freezers.

Fridge and Freezer Monitoring in Grocery Stores

Find out how SensorSuite’s wireless fridge monitoring solutions can help your store become smarter.

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TELUS and SensorSuite to deliver “connected building” technology to Canadian businesses

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TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU)  today announced the launch of the TELUS IoT Marketplace (iot.telus.com) to help Canadian business accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) tech. The marketplace is designed to allow businesses to quickly deploy IoT solutions, while acting as a lead generation and sales channel for developers. TELUS has also committed its sales and marketing teams to provide support.

SensorSuite Corporation (www.sensorsuite.com), a leading provider of wireless sensing and monitoring solutions, today announced an exciting new collaboration to deliver wireless monitoring through Telus’ innovative IoT Marketplace (iot.telus.com). They are teaming up to help business managers and employees constantly keep a finger on the vital pulse of their operations, using cellular-connected wireless sensors and monitoring solutions that remotely monitor business facilities, processes and activities.

“IoT technology has tremendous potential to make Canadians businesses more productive and profitable, but amidst the hype and predictions it can be challenging to know where to start,” said Shawn Sanderson, TELUS’ vice-president of Internet of Things. “With the TELUS IoT Marketplace, we’ve carefully selected some of the most innovative IoT technology on the market and packaged it as ready-to-implement solutions; making it easier for businesses to take advantage of this game-changing technology.”

SensorSuite is an official launch partner and offers new and reliable business monitoring solutions across various applications, including boiler room, fridge, and other machine monitoring as well as risk reduction solutions for water leak detection and energy management.

Based on an IDC study it commissioned earlier this year, TELUS is expecting Canadian IoT spending to reach $21 billion by the end of 2018, with 43% of Canadian business having deployed a solution by that time.

 

o   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/business-technology/telus-launches-an-internet-of-things-business-services-hub/article22020745/

o   http://business.financialpost.com/2014/12/10/telus-corp-launches-internet-of-things-marketplace/

o   http://www.thestar.com/business/2014/12/09/telus_launches_internet_of_things_marketplace.html

o   http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/telus-opens-internet-of-things-marketplace/100491

o   http://www.techvibes.com/blog/telus-internet-of-things-marketplace-2014-12-10

o  http://www.betakit.com/telus-announces-canadas-first-iot-business-marketplace/

 

About SensorSuite Inc.

SensorSuite Inc. is a real-time machine intelligence platform.  We reduce operational risks and improve the performance and efficiency of machines, equipment, assets, and things.  We are a leading-edge, real-time sensor and control, cloud analytics platform that empowers executives and managers to extract more value out of their assets, space, and equipment; and make more informed decisions.  Visit www.sensorsuite.com for more information.

About TELUS 
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $11.8 billion of annual revenue and 13.5 million customer connections, including 8.0 million wireless subscribers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.45 million Internet subscribers and 888,000 TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada’s largest healthcare IT provider.

 

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Ways People Are Currently Using SensorSuite Wireless Sensors

Wireless Temperature Sensors

  • Warehouse temperature monitoring to avoid frozen fire suppression systems.
  • Monitor vacant commercial property temperatures to avoid frozen pipes.
  • Summer/winter (vacation) property monitoring for frozen pipes or excessive heat.
  • HVAC system monitoring to detect failures or heating / cooling issues.
  • Monitor temperature of K9 units (dog collar’s and kennel).
  • Art gallery temperature monitoring.
  • Heat remediation of bed bugs (extermination).
  • Freezer and cooler temperature monitoring to detect failure and prevent food spoilage.
  • Server room temperature monitoring.
  • Cadaver storage cooler temperature monitoring.
  • Greenhouse temperature monitoring.

3ft Probe Wireless Temperature Sensors

  • Warehouse temperature monitoring to avoid frozen fire suppression systems.
  • Monitor vacant commercial property temperatures to avoid frozen pipes.
  • Summer/winter (vacation) property monitoring for frozen pipes or excessive heat.
  • HVAC system monitoring to detect failures or heating / cooling issues.
  • Monitor temperature of K9 units (dog collar’s and kennel).
  • Art gallery temperature monitoring.
  • Heat remediation of bed bugs (extermination).
  • Freezer and cooler temperature monitoring to detect failure and prevent food spoilage.
  • Server room temperature monitoring.
  • Cadaver storage cooler temperature monitoring.
  • Greenhouse temperature monitoring.

Wireless High Temperature RTD Sensors

  • Boiler temperature monitoring to detect boiler failures.
  • Heater temperature monitoring.
  • Ovens and cooking device monitoring.
  • Smart machines and smart structures.
  • HVAC system monitoring to detect failures or heating / cooling issues.

Wireless Low Temperature RTD Sensors

  • Freezer and cooler temperature monitoring to detect failure and prevent food spoilage.
  • Environmental monitoring.
  • Smart machines and smart structures.
  • Cadaver storage cooler temperature monitoring.
  • HVAC system monitoring to detect failures or heating / cooling issues.

Wireless Humidity Sensors

  • Greenhouse temperature and humidity monitoring.
  • Environmental monitoring.
  • Art humidity monitoring.
  • Humidor monitoring.

Wireless High-Accuracy Humidity Sensors

  • Greenhouse temperature and humidity monitoring
  • Agricultrual environmental monitoring
  • Art gallery and museum environment monitoring
  • Humidor monitoring

Wireless Grains Per Pound Sensors

  • Greenhouse temperature and humidity monitoring.
  • Agricultrual environmental monitoring.
  • Art gallery and museum environment monitoring.
  • Humidor monitoring.

Wireless Water Temperature Sensors

  • Water Tank Temperature Monitoring
  • Non-Combustible Liquid Storage Tank Temperature Monitoring
  • Liquid Manufacturing Process Temperature Monitoring
  • Pool Temperature Monitoring
  • Aquarium Temperature Monitoring
  • Wetlife Environmental Temperature Monitoring

Wireless Water Sensors

  • Hotel, motel and resort water heater leak detection.
  • Residential and commercial water heater leak detection.
  • Sink and toilet leak detetion.
  • Frozen or burst water pipe monitoring.
  • Reservoir level monitoring.
  • Sump and well monitoring.
  • Basement water monitoring.

Wireless Infrared Motion Sensors

  • Area access monitoring.
  • Detect when people enter a room.

Wireless Asset Sensors

  • Asset monitoring.
  • Tell if school buses are on premises.
  • Tell if fleet vehicles are on premises.
  • Monitor rental tools.
  • Construction asset monitoring.

Wireless Dry Contact Sensors

  • Barn door access monitoring.
  • Freezer / cooler door access.
  • Freezer / cooler doors (to determine if they are not closed all the way).
  • Convenience store cooler doors (to determine if they are not closed all the way).
  • Forklift seat switches.

Wireless Light Sensors

  • Commercial property light and electricity management.
  • Residential property light and electricity management.
  • Greenhouse solar and light tracking.

Wireless LUX Sensors

  • Art gallery light metering.
  • Museum light metering.
  • Greenhouse solar and light level tracking.

Wireless Open/Closed Sensors

  • Commercial property door and window access.
  • Residential property door and window access.
  • Bank owned forclosure properties access monitoring.
  • Restricted area monitoring.
  • IT server rooms and closets.
  • Freezer and cooler doors.
  • Shipping cargo bay door monitoring.
  • Garage door monitoring.

Wireless Magnetic Sensors

  • Machinery and motor RPM tracking.
  • Production line position tracking.
  • Door and window monitoring.

Wireless Activity Sensors

  • Motor and machinery monitoring to determine how often a machine is in use.
  • Detection of sudden movement to monitor access to restricted areas.
  • Pump monitoring.
  • Detect if a window is broken or shattered.

Wireless Vibration Counting Sensors

  • Motor and machinery monitoring to determine how often a machine is in use
  • Detection of sudden movement to monitor access to restricted areas
  • Pump monitoring
  • Detect if a window is broken or shattered

Wireless Activity Timer Sensors

  • Inclination and vibration testing
  • Assembly line monitoring
  • Orientation sensing
  • Smart machines, smart structures and smart materials
  • Impact load sensing

Wireless Accelerometers

  • Inclination and vibration testing.
  • Assembly line monitoring.
  • Orientation sensing.
  • Smart machines, smart structures and smart materials.
  • Impact load sensing.

Wireless 0-20mA Current Sensors

  • Current transducer monitoring.
  • pH sensor integration.
  • Dissolved oxygen sensor integration.
  • Pressure sensor integration.
  • Magnetic flow sensor integration.

Wireless Analog Voltage Sensors

  • Appliance monitoring.
  • Line power monitoring.
  • Power coupling monitoring.
  • Power supply monitoring.
  • Sump pump monitoring.

Wireless AC Voltage Detection Sensors

  • Sprinkler systems monitoring.
  • HVAC systems monitoring.
  • Appliance monitoring.
  • Line power monitoring.
  • Power coupling monitoring.
  • Power supply monitoring.
  • Sump pump monitoring.

Wireless 500 Volt Measurement Sensors

  • Power line metering.
  • Machine voltage regulation.
  • Electrical motor monitoring.
  • Generator monitoring.

Wireless Battery Health Sensors

  • Car Battery Monitoring.
  • Boat and Marine Battery Monitoring.
  • RV Battery Monitoring.
  • ATV / Motorcycle Battery Monitoring.
  • Lawn Mowers and Utility Vehicle Battery Monitoring.

Wireless Button Sensors

  • Customer service request button.
  • Hotel / motel front desk call button.
  • Bathroom needs cleaning (service call button).
  • Access call button.

Wireless Single-Input Pulse Counting Sensors

  • Turn Style Counter
  • Count number of acctuations

Wireless Multi-Input Pulse Counting Sensors

  • Turn Style Counter
  • Count number of acctuations

Wireless Compass Sensors

  • Digital compass.
  • Device orientation.
  • Directional movement.

Wireless Flex Sensors

  • Measure mechanical movement.
  • HVAC air flow monitoring.
  • Occupied seat monitoring.

Wireless Airflow Sensors

  • HVAC Monitoring
  • HVAC Efficiency Testing

Wireless Seat Occupancy Sensors

  • Know how many stadium or movie theater seats are occupied.
  • Detect when a seat is occupied.

Wireless Vehicle Presence Sensors

  • Parking garage monitoring.
  • Detect a parked car.
  • Automotive services.
  • Fleet vehicle management.

Wireless Vehicle In-Motion Sensors

  • Parking garage monitoring.
  • Detect a vehicle in motion as it passes by.
  • Automotive services.
  • Fleet vehicle management.

Wireless Vehicle Speed Detection Sensors

  • Parking garage monitoring.
  • Vehicle speed detection.
  • Automotive services.
  • Fleet vehicle management.

Wireless Liquid Level Sensors

  • Monitor container levels.
  • Track non-corrosive fluid levels.

Wireless Pressure Sensors

  • Compressed air supply lines.
  • Water supply lines.
  • Gas supply lines.
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The SensorSuite Matrix™ cloud services

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SensorSuite is excited to present the SensorSuite Matrix™ which provides the most advanced cloud-based service and software for managing connected products and machines and implementing innovative Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Our customers use the SensorSuite Matrix™ cloud to monitor and control remote systems, turn machine data into valuable information, to build and run innovative M2M and IoT applications, and to optimize business processes by integrating machine data.

SensorSuite’s MicroCortex™ is a new breed of distributed sensor and control technology that can control anything based on distributed wireless sensor nodes.  Thousands of MicroCortexes are used in conjunction with the SensorSuite Matrix™ to coordinate all the machines on site and talk to the mother brain in the cloud.

 

 

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10x Growth in Wireless Sensor Networks in Small and Medium Sized Buildings by 2017

Wireless Sensor Networks in Small and Medium Sized Buildings

Wireless Sensor Networks in Small and Medium Sized Buildings

 

A new report recently published by ON World  is predicting that Wireless sensor networks (WSN) will be responsible for the majority of the growth in intelligent building systems over the next decade.

“A paradigm shift is underway in the building automation market due to the advent of low-cost sensors, cloud infrastructure and mobile technologies.” says Robert Platek, SensorSuite CEO and Founder.  “From building-wide wireless mesh networks to room-level controls, companies like SensorSuite are leading the way and challenging the building automation incumbents that are too expensive for small and medium sized buildings.”John Wick: Chapter 2 movie streaming

Wireless HVAC monitoring and control solutions have increased dramatically over the past few years with the majority of the growth from Internet enabled smart thermostats and sensors in smaller buildings.

In 2017, there will be 32 million Wireless Sensor chipsets shipped worldwide for smart building applications with 6lowpan, ZigBee and EnOcean increasing the fastest. However, technology market shares and growth rates will vary significantly by market and application. ZigBee/802.15.4,  and EnOcean will make up 61% of the combined market for HVAC and lighting in 2017.

Professional installers rank data reliability and security as the most important WSN adoption considerations followed by equipment costs, installation flexibility and scalability. IP addressable sensors also rank high with nearly 8 in 10 saying this is “important” or “most important.”

ON World’s recent survey of 85 professional installers found that 80% are targeting commercial markets. For the installers targeting commercial markets, 27% of their combined businesses comes from commercial versus residential deployments. One in four of the installers have deployed wireless sensor networks with >100 nodes. Sixty-four percent are using or planning WSN systems such as those offered by Control4, Crestron, Ecobee, HAI/Leviton, Honeywell, Lutron, Nest Labs, SensorSuite and Vantage.

Although they only made up about 15% of the WSN unit shipments in 2012, small and medium sized buildings are the fastest growing segment in building automation. In 2017, global WSN revenues from buildings under 50,000 square feet will increase 929% from 2012 and reach $1.3 billion at this time.

ON World’s report “Smart Building Wireless Sensor Networks” is based on phone interviews and online surveys with over 250 individuals including facility/property managers, professional installers, equipment manufacturers, software developers and component suppliers. It covers the global WSN market for non-residential buildings including six application areas (lighting, HVAC, security/safety, metering, environmental monitoring and guest controls) in ten market segments. Forecasts are for WSN equipment and services in each market as well as by geography and technology.

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Internet of Things to give $10-$15 Trillion injection to global economy!

In a recent study performed by General Electric (GE), productivity gains resulting from the “internet of things” could add between $10 trillion and $15 trillion to global GDP over the next 20 years.

The manufacturing giant reckons the “industrial internet”, as it terms the phenomenon, could find direct application in sectors accounting for more than $32.3 trillion in global economic activity, but expects this figure to reach about $82 trillion – one half of global economic output – by 2025.

The study deals with correcting inefficiencies in business processes for major industries. Improving these processes even slightly provides huge cost savings boosting the overall economy.

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