Accessible ceilings for smart offices are already a reality and the massive sensorization of work centres and the use of big data will soon become the main players in the development of Smart Buildings.
The key is that accessible ceilings for smart offices will house a large part of the sensors and data collection systems that will be used in smart buildings, whose facilities and systems (air conditioning, lighting, electricity, telecommunications, multimedia, IT, access control, etc.) allow for integrated and automated management and control, with the aim of improving the energy efficiency, safety, usability and accessibility of the building. And it will like this be because accessible ceilings make it possible to place and remove panels quickly and easily wherever work needs to be carried out on the ceiling. This feature of accessible ceilings is a great help when access is required to a specific point in an installation for replacement or repairs. It will also allow you to easily add new sensors for greater building control.
What will that future scenario be like? What challenges do we face?
After reading this piece of news a few weeks ago, “Roomba robot vacuums will soon sell their house maps to the highest bidder” it seems clear that the big dilemmas will not come from technological development but from the use we make of the information that new systems provide us. And without a doubt, again, the privacy of people and the security of systems faced external hacking efforts will be the big issues we will discuss.
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