Over the years building controls have advanced from analogue to digital, configurable to intelligent and today a new advancement is upon us where controls, field equipment and other devices are being engineered as “Smart”.

To some the word “Smart” just means IP or IoT connectivity, but it should mean so much more! “Smart” brings opportunities, the start of true integration of all systems within a building and beyond. The opportunity to simplify the engineering process, identify plant maintenance before an issue becomes a problem, optimise energy usage by understanding how the building is used or maybe not used and the automation of everyday tasks.

Tomorrow will soon be today and Smart Technology is the future, this presentation will look at the control technologies available today and in the very near future and how we can bring those technologies together to achieve the aspirations of a smart building.