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Building Internet of Things Growth is Being Restricted by the Supply Chain

In a previous article on IoT in buildings "Partnering is the Key to Success for Emerging Building Internet of Things Players" discussed why the Building Automation Systems (BAS) suppliers were becoming a little less enthusiastic about the morphing of their business to the Building Internet of Things (BIoT). Sharing a much bigger pie with the IoT industry is one thing but to become dependant on their technology and skills will weaken their competitive status. Open standards in building services are being pushed hard, for example ONVIF for video surveillance and BACnet for environmental building controls. This has made integration more robust and clients less susceptible to “vendor lock in”. It’s a better service option than they have been offering and they all claim business is growing. This is a comfort blanket that they will hold onto for a while; Even though they realise it could never achieve the capacity and capability of the Building Internet […]

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