Deutsche Telekom launches IoT solution for energy efficient buildings

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Deutsche Telekom has launched a solution aimed at optimising energy efficiency in buildings, in its latest foray into the Internet of Things.

Building Monitoring and Analytics bundles together a range of different IoT solutions to provide companies with the ability to measure temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide levels.

Motion detectors show how often rooms are used and tracks employee behaviour such as when doors and windows are opened, how much energy is used and how often paper towels in toilets run out.

Deutsche Telekom said a facility manager can be made aware of when certain limits are broached such as when to clean a room or change its temperature.

The information can be analysed in real time through Deutsche Telekom's Connecting Things Hub. The IoT platform is based on Microsoft Azure and delivers almost real-time information.

Ingo Hofacker, responsible for the IoT business at Deutsche Telekom, said: "The Internet of Things and smart controls are fundamentally changing the way buildings are managed. This affects office buildings, airports, shopping centres as well as hospitals and administration buildings.

"Digitally recorded data provides a more accurate understanding of employee habits, property usage and cost drivers.”

Deutsche Telekom has been one of Europe's most active operators within the Internet of Things. It recently deployed NB-IoT at Dusseldorf airport to help track infrastructure quality, built Europe's largest connected car testbed, and launched a Germany wide smart cities project.