Warehouses have started to incorporate sensors into their infrastructure in order to help control and manage HVAC and lighting systems. Applying smart warehouse energy management to these systems allows for facilities to optimize energy consumption. The lighting in a typical warehouse can account for up to 70% of the facility’s energy use. Meanwhile, smart lighting automatically dims or brightens an area based on activity. HVAC systems have also benefited from these sensors since they can monitor and regulate temperature and ventilation, ensuring product integrity.
The Internet of Things has become so increasingly common that it has started to influence the way in which we live, work, and communicate with the people and things around us. By adding smart technologies to devices, machines, and buildings, we have managed to connect physical objects to wireless networks in order to control and monitor them.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a fast growing system of devices, machines, and people that are transmitting data over networks in order to reduce human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.