Smart Building & Construction News

Honeywell and Signify partner on smart lighting

Honeywell and Signify have joined forces to deploy integrated, smart lighting for commercial buildings. Together, the companies aim to improve the occupant experience, focusing on productivity and well-being, and [...]

FBI warns of swatting attacks on smart home devices

The FBI is warning US households to protect smart home devices with cameras and voice capabilities against swatting attacks. Swatting is a term used to describe a hoax call [...]

TDK uses MEMS to detect CO2 in smart buildings

TDK subsidiary InvenSense has used MEMS technology to create a device that detects CO2 gases in smart buildings. The TCE-11101 is for direct and accurate detection of CO2 in [...]

MIT smart thermostat learns building thresholds

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a smart thermostat that uses data-efficient algorithms to learn optimal temperature thresholds within a week. Buildings account for about [...]

Rhombus security camera spots people not wearing masks

Cloud-based video security and IoT sensor technology firm Rhombus Systems has developed a smart security camera with integrated mask detection to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and enable safer [...]

Etisalat banks on FAB smart buildings

Etisalat Digital and First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) are working together to deploy a cloud-based IoT smart building system, providing FAB with anytime anywhere access and ease of operations [...]

Pluxity applies digital twins to smart buildings

South Korean firm Pluxity has introduced its latest smart building management platform based on digital-twin technology. The company has provided digital-twin technology used in Seoul City, Busan City, Incheon [...]

Samsung and Google integrate SmartThings and Nest

Smart home automation company Samsung has announced a partnership with Google to bring its Nest products into the South Korean firm’s SmartThings IoT ecosystems. Through the integration, Google Nest [...]

Microsoft and Johnson Controls partner on digital twins

Microsoft is collaborating with smart buildings firm Johnson Controls to transform digitally how buildings and spaces are conceived, built and managed using the recently announced Azure Digital Twins. As [...]

Honeywell analyser tests airborne particles

Honeywell has announced an airborne particle analyser that uses artificial intelligence and cloud computing so HVAC service providers can inform home and building owners of the quantity and type [...]

Vantiq platform powers SoftBank smart building

Japan’s SoftBank is using Vantiq’s real-time application platform as the foundation for the development and deployment of the Tokyo Port City Takeshiba smart building project. The building was initially [...]

How J2 is bringing IoT into building management

J2 Innovations, a software company based in California, is the creator of the Fin Framework (FIN), an open framework for smart buildings, smart equipment and IoT applications. Fin can [...]