Smart meters gather data in real-time and provide not only usage data but also information on outages, malfunctions, and quality. There are generally two types of power meters for buildings. One is for monitoring and measuring power to the whole building. The second type is a submeter, meant to measure usage for specific spaces, tenants or electrical circuits.
There is also interest water monitoring and management systems consisting of water meters, sensor-operator water fixtures such as faucets, urinals, water closets, occupancy sensors, automated ball valves and water valves.
Video Surveillance Systems
It's a given that any sizable building will have a video surveillance system. Video surveillance systems, also known as closed-circuit television systems (CCTV), are one part of a facility's larger security and life safety plan. The larger plan may include physical and operational aspects of security as well as other security or life safety systems, such as access control and intrusion detection. Much like the broader electronics marketplace, the technology for video surveillance has changed from legacy analog to digital technology.
IP-Based video surveillance leverages existing IT infrastructure and contributes to lower cost of installation.
Cameras can detect smoke or fire, identify specific individuals, detect motion, determine if objects have been moved and provide occupancy data including the actual number of people in a given space. Generally, if you can develop a pixel template of the event or condition you are trying to track, the video analytic software can detect the event or condition.
The array of consistent analytic tools related to video cameras are extensive. They include:
b Facial Recognition b Motion Detection b Missing Objects b Reading License Plates