Knowledge is power, they say and have always been. But these days they find it in the lightest places. Your coffee machine, your central heating system, and even your home lighting.
It's about the Internet; physical devices, vehicles, household appliances and other electronic devices, software, sensors and network operators, communication and data exchange.
Working together can automatically adapt and change behavior to changing circumstances; analyze and draw conclusions about the data that they have intended for themselves and use to decide what they should do.
But if they talk to each other and exchange information, they can not talk to you? After all, in a world where the coffee maker is ready to make coffee when home central heating turns on – because they told you why they were cut off during commute? 19659002 editions
But back is the "power of knowledge" thought. If this information is exchanged, it can affect your business costs. The lights that do not have to be switched on do not have to, and the heating does not warm up when no one is in the room. Do not make a mistake; a warm office block with all the bright flames of your electricity bill needs to be bigger than you would need. And who wants to pay more than you would have to pay because waste could have been eliminated? Apart from the pain in your pocket, this is also bad for the environment.
Keep in mind that as an entrepreneur, you probably lose money from your point of view as your employee. I remember an employee who did not turn off his computer for a little longer than four years – even if he was on a two-week holiday. This meant that the computer was in standby mode for a longer period of time than it actually used but did not care; your money did not pay the bill.
So, what can you do with intelligent power management? Can you use electricity from the solar panels on the roof (if any, does not it?) To run the devices. At night, when everyone went home, standby devices automatically shutdown reduce power consumption – and the size of their bill. The heating and ventilation systems will learn and maintain the temperatures in the room at this level; and the rooms can not be used. You can also protect your devices by incorporating intruder alarms or water leaks, so you can react quickly and minimize potential damage – and the disruption and costs that I always go with.
Do not take my words for this; the coffee maker probably will take me by leaking the water cooler …