The concept behind an intelligent office is that the occupants not only work harder but smarter. An Intelligent Office optimizes productivity by removing hurdles. It can take several forms in the form of a floor plan, color, office design, textures, and technology. Technology is an important aspect that allows an intelligent office to use physical devices and link with the internet for acquiring and sharing data via the IoT (Internet of Things).
Air quality and temperature
An intelligent office is designed with digital integration so that the occupants can experience superior indoor air quality and a balanced temperature. Thanks to IoT, the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system of the office can be controlled and monitored with sensors and software. It also facilitates remote management of air quality and temperature. In addition, in an intelligent office, the air conditioning and heating systems can be switched off automatically to eliminate unwanted energy use.
Digital lighting fixtures
Digitally integrating lighting systems with software and sensors creates a smart environment in an office. Apart from saving energy up to 95%, it can also maximize the comfort and convenience of the employees. One of the highlighting features of digitally integrated lighting is that the sensors adjust the illumination based on the occupancy level in the office. Furthermore, the occupants have the entire control of light. In addition, it also promotes circadian lighting, which changes based on the time of the day.
The presence of sensors can utilize an office via thermal measurement and movement. The sensor can be placed anywhere occupied by employees. Occupancy sensors can be used in the following locations
- Meeting rooms
- Conference rooms
- Cafeteria, and so on
The best part is that it can count the number of occupants in real-time. Furthermore, the room sensor can detect whether the room is used or not. Incorporating smart technology to create an Intelligent Office helps to provide a safe, secure, and energy-saving environment.
Security and protection
The presence of networked cameras in the exterior and interior of the office building can live stream videos directly to the central control and other linked devices like a mobile, and a computer. The following functions can be carried out.
- Monitor the office location anywhere anytime
- Give office access remotely in real-time
- Access to occupancy data in real-time.
In addition to security and protection, the occupants can also control their work environment with the help of advanced sensors and software installed in an intelligent office. For instance, software-backed window shades can be moved, preset, and adjusted based on the convenience of the occupants.
An Intelligent Office makes use of automated processes to have control of the day-to-day operations of the workplace. Starting from security systems, heating, lighting, ventilation, air conditioning, and others, occupants can control everything. It utilized sensors, microchips, and actuators to collect data and handle office operations effectively. Such an infrastructure helps to reduce energy use, and optimal use of space, enhance productivity and also minimize the environmental effect.