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CytexOne announces smart building practice

Offering integrates traditional building management systems with smart devices, sensors and data to automate tasks and increase efficiencies


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CytexOne wants to use the Building-Internet-of-Things to smarten up buildings
CytexOne wants to use the Building-Internet-of-Things to smarten up buildings

The Building-Internet-of-Things has evolved rapidly from being an interesting concept to "a must-have" business resource

Memoori predicts that the IoT market for commercial buildings will grow by 25 per cent annually in 2020

Newer IoT products can be integrated to work with existing building systems

CytexOne has set up a smart commercial building practice geared towards leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in commercial properties, university campuses and related facilities.


According to the New York based company, buildings ranging from large skyscrapers to residential multi-dwelling units (MDUs), present an important opportunity for the emerging collection of technologies and automation known as the Building Internet of Things (BIoT).


Smart building research firm Memoori has forecast the IoT market for commercial buildings to grow by 25 per cent annually to more than $85bn in 2020, fuelled by a combination of emerging technologies and the need for greater operational efficiency in commercial facilities.


“The BIoT has evolved rapidly from being an interesting concept to a ‘must-have’ business resource in commercial buildings,” said Dan Levine, CEO of CytexOne. “Carefully planned integration is the key, enabling automation, data gathering and environmental monitoring that positively impacts key operational aspects of commercial buildings. The benefits are substantial and the time is now to future-proof buildings.”


CytexOne combines technology integration with key business objectives for smarter energy management, system automation and the optimisation and protection of assets in the commercial building space. Solutions are deployed to address physical security and surveillance, energy monitoring via smartly connected HVAC, intelligent lighting, smart entries and door locks.


Among the key technological themes of its commercial building offering are:

Environmental data drives building performance

CytexOne helps building managers capture and gather key business information and data at low cost -- refining the actions of people and machines -- and formulating proactive steps based on if/then scenarios to make buildings smart. This is enabled by a set of automation technologies and the application of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. Examples of connected objects include wall-mounted cameras, C02 and smoke detectors, sunlight sensors, smart electrical outlets and televisions.

Retrofit without ripping out

Preserving investments is key to IoT value. With CytexOne, newer IoT products are integrated to work with existing building systems to get systems running quickly while reaping the rewards of automation.

Atlas monitoring

CytexOne integrates and orchestrates new and existing devices, systems, software, and sensors with CytexOne SmartRacks and NOC-based IoT monitoring and management platform, Atlas, to provide fully-managed, self-healing commercial building solutions that are remotely monitored 24-7/365 for the health of industrial environments.


Some of the main benefits of its solutions cited by CytexOne include:


  • Increased energy efficiency through holistic control of all building systems
  • Monitoring of valuable assets that may be sensitive to the environment
  • Automation of key building maintenance activities to reduce staffing costs
  • Tech retrofit options leveraging systems already in place while upgrading to BIoT
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