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IoT ignorance revealed in industry survey

01 February 2017

Lack of awareness of the Internet of Things (IoT) is proving to be a barrier in the development of smart buildings, according to new results from a survey conducted at the end of 2016.

The latest report reveals that 40% of clients responding to the Connected Technology Survey for Clients, conducted by the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA), CIBSE and SELECT, do not know about the IoT.

A further 55% of respondents said that the lack of knowledge and clear advice about the IoT is preventing the installation of connected technology in their buildings.

More than 60% of those responding said they had no plans to evaluate or install connected technology.

While the UK is expecting a sharp increase in the use of 'smart' technology in buildings, the survey shows that the issues revealed need to be overcome to make this a reality.

ECA head of Specialist Groups Steve Martin said that while clients recognise a "smart technology revolution in buildings" is emerging, the lack of knowledge and preparation make this unlikely at present.

He further stated "the ECA will work with the wider industry to help building clients develop and implement plans to take advantage of these commercial and technological opportunities".

CIBSE technical director Hywel Davies said while digital technology will increasingly be seen in buildings, "the real challenge for our sector is to deliver digital technologies that can satisfy users who are used to technology offerings, functionality and user experience from silicon valley".

Respondents to the survey included FMs, consultants, engineers, end clients and local authorities.


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