Mobile Apps for Intelligent Power Systems


Building automation is a dynamic industry, largely tied to technological advances. Most recently, the possibility of merging mobile devices with business enterprise applications has had a profound impact. Now a primary source of data consumption and task completion, mobile apps have taken on an integral role as part of building automation and energy management.


Apps are directly putting control into the hands of a variety of users, allowing them to access and optimize their environmental settings, such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, shades, and security system settings. Furthermore, apps enable control in building environments for improved comfort from any location at any time. In addition, personalized performance dashboards and custom visualization are top benefits of mobile apps that enable comprehensive analysis, well-informed decisions, and quicker action.


Due to this widespread use and accessibility, mobile apps are increasingly playing a role in Canadian commercial, institutional, and industrial power systems. Intelligent Power Today Magazine outlines some of the types of building automation and energy management apps available to facility managers and building owners, building occupants, consulting engineers, system integrators, and HVAC contractors.

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