We have often discussed smart technology, and how this can help you to live in or work from a smart building. Especially when it comes to businesses, smart buildings are vital in ensuring that the base city also becomes smart as a result. Indeed, you cannot have a truly smart city without smart buildings comprising it, as we will explain.

Firstly, think about the city’s standing when it comes to tourism and promotion. If a city describes itself as being a hub for smart technology with all sorts of innovations being embraced, only for visitors and senior officials from other towns and countries to discover that only a small percentage of its complexes are of such ilk, then it simply cannot justify its billing as a smart city. Not every single structure will need to have adopted the modern technology, but the vast majority of major buildings, those which embody the identity of the town, certainly should have, otherwise the city’s claim is without value.

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Secondly, think about compatibility. At the end of the day, smart technology relies on strong connectivity; a touch-screen device which, say, switches your business’ Wi-Fi on and off can only do so if there is some sort of connection between the kit itself and your internet modem. Of course, the heavier the presence that smart technology has in a city, the easier it will be to establish such connectivity. And when it comes to buildings, they can work together to establish these connections with anything from internet cables to telephone wires to phone boxes to street lights to grids, and as these links become more widespread, the city as a whole starts to adopt a smart identity. That can’t happen if the adopters are few and far between, though.

Lastly, consider the impact on the environment. A major purpose of smart technology is to clamp down on the need for continuous use of switches, buttons and other similar tools which use up a lot of energy. By going smart, you are saving energy, which on a large scale of many buildings working with the same strategy can start to have a real positive effect on your surroundings, not least the air that you breathe which is ultimately where overuse of energy has the greatest effect. All of this allows the city to be portrayed as green and clean, which is an important element of it being smart. Indeed, a smart city with heavy pollution doesn’t quite have the same impact, partly because it’s smarter to be wiser when it comes to energy and the environment.

So, as you can see, smart buildings hold the key to a smart city. Want to know more about how smart building automation can benefit your Home or Business premise? Contact Intecho for advice or installation quotes. Feel free to email us using this contact us form, email us at info@intecho.co.uk or call us for a chat on 08450 948 489.