This May 2020 paper from the LoRa Alliance provides insights on the current evolution of the smart buildings market, and compares LoRaWAN technology to legacy approaches. Smart buildings present an obvious sector of the market in which Internet of Things (IoT) enabled services can generate efficiencies, improved user experiences and profits. The early energy focus of IoT applications has now widened to encompass applications that support the new ways that people use the buildings they live and work in. Popular applications include room and desk sharing, individual environmental control, predictive maintenance and many others.
Key words: Internet of Things (IoT), lighting systems/controls, cloud & data analytics, mesh networking, cybersecurity/privacy, intelligent buildings, HVAC, property management, smart grid, system integrators, employee productivity, system monitoring equipment, LoraWan

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