Smart technology is not a new term, however it has become a more familiar term to many in recent times due to increasing media attention and public awareness of technology in general. Smart technologies are also referred to as digital technologies, information technology, e-technology, or network technology. Some of the most common applications include: e-learning, content management, content publishing, computer network security, and software configuration management. These technologies are becoming increasingly important to companies of all sizes. In order to maximize their full potential companies must implement smart technology into their work places.
SMART technology and other smart devices have played a significant role in the PropTech business for several years and have gone through many evolutions and transitions along the way. A number of such solutions now exist out there that are primarily geared towards workplace automation, workflow management, workflow analytics and access control among others. Workforce management solutions now incorporate artificial intelligence into automation to make it even easier for employees to perform their tasks.
One emerging solution in the SMART industry is machine learning, or self-monitoring and reporting technology. Self-monitoring and self-aiding are now a part of a number of smart technologies being used today. The concept of self-monitoring can be defined as an application that provides an employee with a summary of the activities performed by that particular employee within a corporate setting. The main purpose of self-monitoring is to provide reports to senior management on how and why specific tasks are being performed, along with other information relevant to the job description. Machine learning is a process where software is taught to recognize patterns from previously executed activities and apply that knowledge in a manner similar to natural behavior.
A good example of a SMART solution is web-based voice detection and self-monitoring. Web-based voice recognition (also known as VoIP) is a smart technology that allows businesses to eliminate the need for traditional call centers. Instead, employees can communicate via chat, email, instant messaging or video conferencing using specialized headsets or by connecting directly to the Internet using Wi-Fi, USB or Bluetooth. This removes the need for costly long distance phone calls and reduces the need for additional staff to handle these functions either.
Another application of smart technology is in the form of connectivity. Smart cities make use of a number of mobile communication devices to increase connectivity among citizens. Users can now sign on to social networking sites, just as they would do on a social network site, and can send each other text, image or video messages right from their smart phones. Furthermore, they can also purchase items such as food or coffee using their smartphones.
Automated cooking systems are another application of smart technology. These appliances allow users to remotely control their electric, gas and food appliances via a wireless connection provided by the kitchen device. These appliances can be customized according to personal preferences and allow families to save money by not having to hire a chef to prepare their meals. The same is true for restaurants and other catering services, which can now ensure that all of their customers are able to dine at the same quality of food thanks to smart tech devices used as part of their equipment.
Another application of smart technology is in the area of heating and cooling. Advances in wireless technology have made it possible for devices to communicate with each other to regulate the temperature in a home or office. In addition, smart devices can also sense moisture in the air, which allows these devices to turn on fans or heaters in a home or office that may have a high moisture content. Using this technology to conserve energy costs means that a family can lower their energy bills by up to twenty percent, while still experiencing greater comfort during the summer or winter months. Additionally, some smart technology devices can even sense the amount of air flowing through vents and will shut off appliances that are drawing too much air into the room.
Of course, the most well-known application of smart technology in appliances is in the area of security systems. Installing security systems in a home or office not only allows a home or business to be protected against burglary, but it also improves the security of the residence or business itself. Because security systems can alert a security company if there is movement in a home or office, they no longer require the presence of an alarm technician to open a door or window. In fact, many security systems allow users to remotely arm or disarm the system, meaning that an employee in the area can quickly identify the breach and call the police for help. Additionally, smart technology provides businesses with the ability to monitor their employees’ work locations in real time, meaning that if an employee is performing work off-site, the company can immediately notify the authorities, which greatly reduces insurance costs.