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Over the years we’ve grown to expect an alarm to sound or a bell to ring in the event of an emergency. These notifications alert us that we must evacuate a building or shelter in place, but they only tell us so much. In a society where information and communication reign supreme, is a simple alarm enough to make us feel safe and informed as to how to respond should a tragic situation take place?
Honeywell is working with the Aurangabad Industrial Township Ltd. and Faridabad Smart City Ltd. to run cities more effectively and improve citizens’ living standards through smart building technologies and services that seamlessly connect an array of city services, including emergency response, traffic management, road congestion, crowd monitoring, pedestrian safety, and crime prevention.
Many companies today still treat their physical security and cybersecurity departments as separate entities. But as more building systems become digitized—from HVAC to access controls—experts agree that it’s time to consider converging on a departmental level to keep up with the technical level.Matthew Bohne, vice president and chief product security officer at Honeywell says, “You have to be open minded and drive that inclusive behavior to bring those communities together and share information.
Think about the cost of heating and cooling the rooms in your home. Now imagine doing that for dozens, even hundreds of rooms in a hotel. Keeping all of your guests comfortable without wasting energy or money is easier with energy management systems.