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We believe any building can be a smart building.

What are smart buildings?

Smart building enablement is fast becoming the foundation for future commercial buildings. Clients are finding value in the ability to connect between building services for a resource efficient, sustainable building; creating a personalised experienced for the end user. To achieve this, Smart buildings ultimately require building services that fit seamlessly into the digital ecosystem – systems that are fully managed, supported and secured.

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HOW WE IMPLEMENT SMART TECHNOLOGY

At Simmtronic, we know the fundamentals of a truly smart building start with a universal naming schema – a core tenet of smart has to be integration, and there is no integration without effective communication. Simmtronic provide extensive tools to allow clients to customise naming conventions to suit individual corporate or building specific needs.

With the naming convention established, lighting system assets can be easily onboarded into the smart building deployment, allowing the vast amounts of rich data to be delivered virtually in real time and easily understood with analytics applied to optimise building performance.

We believe any building can be a smart building; smart technology is not only for new sites, but old buildings too. Our lighting control products have been specifically designed for backward compatibility, to allow older buildings to become digitally enabled with minimal disruption. Our systems and products are compatible with a variety of digital integrations. We’ve adopted Open Protocols like, BACnet & MQTT, to give the fullest picture of the lighting and controls in smart building deployment. We work with an ever-growing industry of Master Systems Integrators across the commercial building landscape, all of whom have used Simmtronic solutions to deliver rich data for the end user.

WHY SMART TECHNOLOGY IS USEFUL

The data from a smart building can provide operational and site usage insights, allowing machine learning algorithms to be deployed to identify trends and patterns. This can include automatic identification of issues, or even the development of early warning systems for services. Resulting in smart buildings operating more effectively and facilitate the more efficient use of resources such as energy and space. To enable this, products and solutions deployed in the field need to be functional with a standardised infrastructure to allow for building system conformity. This provides the ability to add in functionality and features in the future, to continue to provide rich data for the user experience throughout the lifecycle of the building.

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OUR SMART BUILDING

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MACHINE LEARNING TO IDENTIFY TRENDS

The real-time data from our system can help tenant platforms to learn and proactively deploy a given user preference based on space and time e.g. Danielle likes lights at 67% output at her preferred seat.

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ASSET NAMING

The asset naming convention set by the client will be adopted throughout the building on an individual asset basis for data publishing. We use specialist, in-house developed software to mass assign assets utilising the client’s naming convention; eliminating human error potential and maximising efficiency in deployment.

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END USER CONNECTIVITY

Users can control the environment from a connected device and the system can report on that usage to the client’s choice of platform.

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INFORMATION FROM OTHER SYSTEMS

Information can be shared across systems to enable single points of control e.g. SPS.20 touch screen scene plate controlling the HVAC
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PHOTOCELL DATA

Live photocell data to determine where in the building the most natural daylight is present. We map live photocell information both for review on software and so that the system can adapt to changes in natural light automatically – all whilst collecting the data.
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ISSUE IDENTIFICATION AND PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE

A Simmtronic system automatically detects faults and reports on lifecycle stages of connected devices. This data can be viewed using our software or made available for the client’s choice of intelligent building and maintenance platform.
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OCCUPANCY SENSORS

Use data from occupancy sensors for space utilisation and space availability
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DATA IN REAL TIME

Our system architecture supported by protocols like MQTT allow us to natively publish the data in real time to other smart building systems
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SECURITY OF DATA

IoT Device information is aggregated by Edge Processors, removing the need for direct cloud connections for individual devices and maximising security
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OUR CAPABILITIES

SMART BUILDING INTEGRATIONS

Can be complex, but at Simmtronic, we’ve worked hard on developing seamless MSI integrations to make the process as easy as possible

EXPERIENCED TEAM

We have an experienced team, dedicated to understanding and implementing your smart needs

EVENT DRIVEN SOFTWARE

Our software is event driven, meaning within milliseconds data is presented over MQTT to the client’s cloud or data lake. This reduces latency and also vastly reduces data publication volumes compared to polling-based systems, making MQTT a natural IOT protocol fit for smart buildings

RICH DATA

Our edge devices generate rich data natively in MQTT format and communicate directly and securely with a broker. No need for protocol converters or for the MSI team to puzzle out how to extract and name the data that they require

EASILY UPGRADING OLDER BUILDINGS

The typology of our systems, products and software have been designed from the very beginning with event data coding, which allows for older buildings to be easily upgraded for smart technology enablement

END USER CONNECTIVITY

Our systems allow for connectivity all the way to the end user

PROVIDING MEANINGFUL DATA

Increased productivity by providing meaningful data, including changes in state published each and every time events occur, in near real time

MAXIMISING SECURITY

Security of data – IoT Devices information is provided from Edge Processors, removing the need for direct cloud connections and maximising security

COST-EFFECTIVE DEPLOYMENT

Lighting systems have vastly more assets than other building control systems. Simmtronic has extensive experience of buildings with tens of thousands of lighting assets, where automation is essential for cost-effective deployment of Smart Building technology. We provide software tools for importing, generating and exporting asset names

FACILITATING TIME SAVING MEASURES

Simmtronic can facilitate time saving measures such as providing QR codes on products holding all the asset information. To further improve efficiency, our QR codes can also be displayed on our viewers (software), allowing users to scan off the head end from the graphics, avoiding the need for a physical visit to the product to retrieve the same data

IMPLEMENT SMART BUILDINGS ON-SITE

Edge Processing allows Clients to implement SMART buildings on-site, without the need for the internet if the site prefers

EDGE PROCESSING

Edge Processing also allows a hybrid approach that utilises both cloud and on premises processing

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