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Gartner: Smart cities will use 1.6bn connected devices in 2016

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As many as 1.6 billion connected devices will be used by smart cities this year, an increase of 39 per cent from 2015, according to Gartner Inc. 

Research suggests that smart commercial buildings will be the highest user of the Internet of Things (IoT) until 2017, when smart homes will take the lead with over one billion connected devices in 2018.

Gartner believes that commercial real estate will benefit greatly from IoT implementation, creating a unified view of facilities management as well as advanced service operations through the collection of data and insights from a multitude of sensors.

Bettina Tratz-Ryan, research vice president at Gartner, said: "Especially in large sites, such as industrial zones, office parks, shopping malls, airports or seaports, IoT can help reduce the cost of energy, spatial management and building maintenance by up to 30 percent.”

Commercial buildings

Growth of IoT in commercial buildings is being fuelled by business applications which are handled through building information management systems that drive operations management, specifically around energy efficiency and user-centric service environments.

This year, it has been predicted that commercial security cameras and webcams, as well as indoor LEDs, will drive total growth, representing 24 per cent of the IoT market for smart cities.

According to Gartner, IoT deployment in commercial buildings will continue to grow at a rapid pace over the next few years, and is set to reach just over 1 billion in 2018. 

"Incentives into the deployment of IoT in commercial real estate will fuel its development," said Ms Tratz-Ryan. 

"The U.K.'s building information modelling (BIM) mandate, for example, requires that all public sector construction commencing in 2016 complies with BIM (level 2)." BIM utilises data models coming from various information sources including IoT, which will be used by commercial real estate in the future. 

Smart homes

In 2016, smart homes will represent 21 per cent of the total IoT use in smart cities, recording the highest increase over the next five years.
 
Smart TVs, smart set-top boxes, smart bulbs and various home automation tools such as smart thermostats, home security systems and kitchen appliances are fuelling growth. 

"The growing maturity of smart home platforms through an ecosystem of home appliances, infotainment and home sensors will mean that smart home investments overtake those of commercial buildings in 2018," said Ms Tratz-Ryan. 

"Device and wireless standards will be embedded in more devices. Homes will move from being interconnected to information- and smart-enabled — an integrated services environment that will provide value to the home and the individual ambience.”

UN climate change and sustainability conference

Many cities pledged environmental goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental standards at the UN climate change and sustainability conference, COP21 in Paris. 

Data collected from sensors allows smart cities to interact and engage with residents and businesses, creating a collaborative environment.

"Citizens can actively contribute to the development and strategic direction of their city. At the same time, businesses become more empowered to utilize the sensor data to create their value proposition,” concluded Ms Tratz-Ryan.


Posted by Jon Aspinell on 5th January 2016

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