IoT has changed the perspective of future design, it would make residential buildings, office space and hospitals smarter.
Knowing is everything, if we would be able to know how many people are present at a specific floor of a building
then we could take proper measures while emergency appears. Moreover, if we could control doors, elevators, fans , lights etc of a building then we would be able to take better measures for safety and security. The concept of IoT has made it possible, through sensors we can take input and pass it to a decision making system from where remote actions could be performed.
SAP and Intel both are working for the mission of making buildings smarter and more secure on two different perspectives.
Intel IoT gateway connected to sensors and IoT devices receive the data and send to SAP HANA cloud platform for processing the data to make decisions. SAP HANA cloud platform processes the data in real time which helps to make faster and better decision. While an emergency appears like fire,
which floor needs to be secured first we can know through sensors, we could use fans to drive away the smoke generated from fire
thus people trapped in the building don't get suffocated. These decisions could be made better as data received from sensors could be processed almost instantly by leveraging in-memory computing capability of SAP HANA.
Not only just safety measures, also an ecosystem in a smart building could run effectively by turning on/off the lights and AC, changing the orientation of solar panels for getting better sun light and controlling water circulation system.
Using Amazon Echo Alexa service, even voice commands could be used to activate elevators, turn on fans, secure doors. Moreover, Developers can build apps on SAP HANA cloud for communicating with IoT devices in lot less time as the cloud platform is designed IoT friendly.
Due to the presence of a framework for designing IoT apps on cloud, developers don’t need to spend time in installation and software configuration.