The constant growth of Internet of Things-related applications has driven the need to improve efficiency with sensors that can monitor human well-being and comfort in building and home automation designs. There have been various advances towards making homes and buildings more energy efficient. Take nanopowered devices for example, they are increasing functionality and decreasing power consumption. New wireless smart sensors can now operate more than five years on a single coin-cell battery, and sometimes even longer.
In our new white paper we discuss these advances and how technology is impacting building security applications such as electronic smart locks. The paper highlights:
- Energy efficiency concerns and considerations
- Energy-efficient devices to address engineering design challenges
- Energy harvesting in building automation
- Energy harvesting application example: door handle
- An example of an energy-efficient design
Download the white paper to learn how to optimize building and home designs for energy efficiency.