Smart buildings that are based on a clever digital design already conceptualized during the planning phase, are not only more efficient to build and manage, but also help cut costs and tap into new potential sources of revenue. Data from hundreds of sensors automate construction processes as well as facilitate scheduled maintenance work, the remedying of sudden malfunctions or even allow for personalized security systems. Inquiries are processed more quickly, and digitally managed services for inhabitants are activated in a matter of seconds. All this makes life more comfortable for all those involved.
If there is a defective system – for example, the heating – the landlord is informed in real time or even through predictive maintenance. Building maintenance can then intervene. The service personnel do not have to identify the flaw themselves, as the sensors directly guide them to the correct spot and report what needs to be repaired – including an automatically triggered order for spare parts.
An intelligent fire detector not only detects when a certain concentration of smoke accumulates in the building and automatically informs the fire department, but also transmits precise information on the location and scope of the fire in real time.
An app from the landlord offers tenants numerous services that they can book at the tap of a button to make their daily lives easier. For example, if they want to spontaneously leave town for a few days, they can find someone to water their plants and feed their cats on the way to the airport. With a digital access control system, the service provider is granted access to the apartment for a limited period.