BOMA 2023—Here We Come

Monnit & BOMA 2023

Monnit is at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) 2023 International Conference and Expo

We're ready to take off for the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) 2023 International Conference and Expo in Kansas City, MO, June 24–27 in Booth 641. As we boarded the plane and saw the pilots, crew, and cockpit, we were reminded of all the technology, information, and personnel needed to get us from our gate to the sky to our destination.

While we exhibit at BOMA, we'll share how with Monnit, you can experience the long-lasting benefits of ensuring critical equipment, facility conditions, and HVAC systems are monitored 24/7.

With this in mind, we begin our powerful assent thousands of feet into the air. We're surrounded by a streamlined, remarkable structure monitored by many different sensors only the pilots and airplane engineers can count.

Inspired by this idea, we feel grateful that the flight crew has those sensors sending valuable, actionable data to them. Additionally, as anyone who's seen one of those real-time flight maps showing all the planes en route can attest, thank goodness air traffic controllers have the data they require to do their job.

Critical Sensor Data: A Common Thread Between Flight and Building Management

We're excited passengers, and even though we are up in the air about most of the inner workings of the modern marvel we are riding in, the flight crew is not. These experienced airline professionals have state-of-the-art technology and data to navigate and to know how the airplane performs. That's the reassurance we need to relax and enjoy our flight.

Similarly, property and facility managers can increase efficiency, reduce costs, and instantly know about potential problems using innovative Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that make their buildings smart.

Building managers can have sensors throughout monitoring nearly everything.

  • Sensors on air conditioners can tell them if a fan is about to fail or if a filter may need to be replaced early.
  • They can monitor airflow, temperature, and humidity with multiple sensors connected to HVAC systems.
  • Motion sensors can alert them to room occupancy, scheduling, and cleaning.
  • Open/closed sensors on doors and windows can instantly share access data from restricted areas.
  • Water sensors can detect indoor plumbing issues and landscaping sprinkler system malfunctions.

Using a smartphone or PC, managers can closely monitor building performance around the clock and even when they're away. They can know what's happening at their buildings before they open, during business hours, and after—like flight crews doing real-time preflight, flight, and post-flight analysis.

Soaring: Smart Buildings = Smarter Management

You don't have to be a frequent flyer to experience the ups and downs of air travel. Among the many downers are mechanical issues detected during preflight checks (preferred, of course). Turbulence. Weather delays. Lost or damaged luggage. High-maintenance passengers. Inconsiderate airline personnel. Canceled flights. There are a lot of expectations and problems to manage.

Consider a crew's preflight analysis. For hours they prepare, and until the last few seconds before a scheduled takeoff, many sensors collect data to confirm whether all is good to go with the airplane.

Likewise, IoT sensors can give building managers data to help them predict problems and maintenance concerns before failures or minor malfunctions with systems and operations. By staying connected to their smart buildings, they can ensure their facilities are in peak condition and keep processes streamlined to please buyers, investors, and occupants.

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