The Smart Office (TSO) is what it’s all about. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with your own Pat, but it still brings all the benefits of optimizing energy efficiency. Let’s take a look inside.
With your security cameras, you can see if someone is in a meeting room. Hold for applause, please. Jokes aside, your camera can, in theory, sense a filled room without you needing to observe it (known as Schrodinger’s Camera—OK, the last joke). Suppose an existing surveillance camera connected to the Ava Aware platform determines the room is empty. In that case, you can equip the integrated systems to pause heating, cooling, or HVAC until a person is sensed entering the room. This can apply to entire areas of your office, meeting rooms, and floors if need be. Setting up an “if this, then that” rules-based integration with your systems is the first step to removing unnecessary energy expenditures on empty spaces, even during normal office hours.