5. Is it wireless
versus wired, wireless & wired?
- Wireless operates in an uncontrolled
environment, see here.
- How secure is a
wireless solution? It is easier potentially, to unobtrusively monitor
and hack a wireless network than a wired one.
- For deterministic
high-performance solutions such as lighting controls, either it
requires very expensive point to point wireless solutions, or it's
What does IoT really mean in building & lighting controls and how
IoT is an
idea, a concept; it is not a standard for anything. Right now it is
mostly the Internet of Connected Separate Things (IoCST)
Unintended and unexpected consequences
of the IoT? Read more, click here
impact of the
IoT depends on whose application it is, and where it is. It may affect
remote device level power consumption and the necessary infrastructure
required to enable a solution and application to deliver paid-for
IoT does not
mean every device being physically connected to an IP network; it does
mean seamless access to every device and its value data across the
internet! (Not 1 x IP device per IP address but for example 64 x
devices per IP address)! (As opposed to the IoCST?)
your chosen IP device secure? How is its security maintained over
7. Analytics; what is
it, what could it deliver, what might it not deliver?
- It’s the clever
maths that mines for nuggets of gold from device level value data and
represents opportunities to more efficiently run a space for a given
business outcome than your competitor.
allows you to
calculate which exact device level settings create the optimum space
environment for your workers, so they are both healthier and operate
problem is, do your analytics tools have seamless access to all the
device level value data?
8. “Cloud” based
solutions, whose “Cloud” is it, who owns the data/IP in the “Cloud,”
can I change from “Cloud” to “Cloud,” how secure is it?
- All very good questions and not
usually the one the End Client is fully aware of until it’s too late!
standards-based “Cloud” solutions. Each solution provider is offering
their own version of their “Cloud.”
able to switch from one “Cloud” based solution provider to another
seamlessly, without loss of content.
tie-in to proprietary solutions enabling the supplier to earn more
money from the End Client/User
ownership again depends on who owns the facilities, the nature of the
contract terms offered and where on the planet the facilities are. One
thing is for sure; most people have no idea regarding the answers to
these questions. They incorrectly assume too much and don’t realise
that it is a legal minefield.
- Security most
likely depends on who actually owns the equipment and facilities and
where they are based on the planet. It will pay to be very cautious.
- Suggested reading: “Cracks in the Cloud.”
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