Smarter buildings thanks to the Internet of Things

12.11.2020

The Internet of Things has never been more accessible. Ready-made IoT solutions collect real-time information from an array of environmental parameters, enabling you not just to increase residents’ comfort but also to keep an eye on your products or services.

Smart Environment, a new IoT service by Orange, is a user-friendly solution aimed at local governments and building managers, among others. The new solution enables them to closely monitor environmental parameters in buildings, such as temperature, humidity and CO2 levels. Users can automate their own measurements, increasing the level of comfort of those present. The system can also be used for purposes such as monitoring storage conditions in a warehouse and receiving warnings if necessary.

 

Simplicity and expertise 

Smart Environment is a simple, ready-made solution that caters to concrete needs in upgrading the operational efficiency of a chosen environment. The IoT solution includes the sensor, the connectivity and the application as well as the necessary support. Moreover, it is characterised by strong security, based on 3GPP standard connectivity, NB-IoT/LTE-M and SIM. 

 

Proactive

The product is very accessible and enables organisations in all sectors to collect critical real-time information. They can use the data to make proactive decisions about their buildings or installations and avoid unwanted situations. Think: maintaining the cold chain during transport, monitoring sensitive products in cold storage or keeping spare parts operational. 

 

Smart home, smart office

As an IoT innovator and in addition to an IoT solution for buildings, Orange is also working on a solution to monitor its own environment. For this purpose it uses the Minut Smart Home Sensor, which is available in the Orange shops. Considering the quality and functionalities on offer, the Minut sensor is highly affordable.

Orange has integrated 12 sensors in its pilot project on the ‘new way of working’. Thanks to the integration of data into the IoT platform Live Objects – a data platform that offers a number of services – dashboarding tools monitor the parameters in a space such as movement, noise levels, temperature and humidity. This enables us to determine what employees’ favourite spots at the office are and at what times of day they are most frequented. This was done with a view to optimising the workplace.

Airbnb will also use the Minut sensors to upgrade its service. The company will use the sensors to determine when guests have left the premises so the cleaning team can be notified. The temperature and humidity measurements ensure the timely detection of water leaks and in winter they make it possible to set the right temperature for the property. 

This shows how the applications can be used in a broad range of sectors, and why Orange continues to develop novel IoT solutions to make this technology available to any company. 

 

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