Smart Cities: The Future of Building Automation

What is a smart city? Keep reading to find out the many benefits they'll have on the world.

What is a smart city? Keep reading to find out the many benefits they’ll have on the world.

As the number of smart buildings is increasing in cities around the nation, cities themselves are also getting pretty smart. Soon, a majority of buildings will have building management systems and electronic security systems, creating entire cities with building automation technology. At Critical Systems, we’re focused on making your building as efficient as possible to improve your business practices and promoting energy efficiency throughout the world.

Importance Of Data

Mayors and other officials have started coming up with solutions using new technology that will confront many of the problems of urban life. The solutions include accessing all of the data about the city and putting that information towards helping the community in every way possible. For instance, data of income, burglaries, traffic, fires, illnesses and parking citations can allow the city to work more efficiently for those who live there. That data can make it easier for residents to find parking places, guide health inspectors to high-risk restaurants, or provide smoke alarms to the buildings that are most likely to suffer fires.

New Technology

Cities are just beginning to scratch the surface of using data to improve daily and long-term operations, but leading smart cities are already making big changes. These changes use the modern practice of civic analytics, which has taken off in the past few years. This is thanks to technological changes, includes cloud computing, new developments in machine learning, The Internet of Things and the rise of inexpensive sensors, and the widespread use of apps and smartphones that allow citizens and workers to monitor problems and relay information to city hall in real-time.

Detecting Potential Problems Before They Occur

One of the most innovative ways that cities are employing data is by anticipating potential problems before they happen. The risk of a fire breaking out in a building or home is declining nationally, but fires still kill thousands of civilians each year. Basic technology such as a working fire alarm cuts the risk of dying in a home fire in half, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The use of data is important in this case, as data can be used to identify the city blocks most likely to have homes without smoke detectors and are at the greatest risk for fire fatalities- homes with young children and the elderly. Then, data of areas where fire deaths were most likely to occur would be used to narrow done the homes that are most at risk, and fire alarms would be distributed to those homes. This is just one example of how data and building automation technology will be used in cities in the near future to improve many problems of urban life while increasing energy efficiency throughout the world.


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