Building Regulations will Drive IoT in Offices

According to Gartner commercial buildings are set to lead the adoption rate of the Internet of Things (IoT) until 2017.

Vice president at Gartner, Bettina Tratz-Ryan, said IoT creates an agreed view of facilities management as well as advanced service operations through the collection of data.

She added: "Especially in large sites, such as industrial zones, office parks, shopping malls, airports or seaports, IoT can help reduce the cost of energy, spatial management and building maintenance by up to 30%."

Next year commercial security cameras and webcams, as well as indoor LEDs, are said to drive total growth, representing 24% of the IoT market for smart cities.

According to Gartner smart homes will represent 21% of total IoT use within smart cities in 2016. The firm predicts that smart TVs, smart set-top boxes, smart bulbs and various home automation tools such as home security systems and kitchen appliances will drive adoption of IoT in the home.

Tratz-Ryan added: "The growing maturity of smart home platforms through an ecosystem of home appliances, infotainment and home sensors will mean smart home investments overtake those of commercial buildings in 2018."

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