The Internet of Things is expanding into every aspect of infrastructure, putting greater demands on the sensors and connectors that keep these systems on constant guard.
Electricity was just the beginning. Today’s built environment has integrated technology into every aspect of the form and function of buildings of every type. Our homes, schools, office buildings, public spaces, and manufacturing facilities are increasingly connected to a constellation of automated systems that control everything from climate control and security to energy usage monitoring or even energy generation. These systems rely on a network that includes sensors to monitor conditions and activate smart systems. Connectors play a key role in conveying this information. We talked to Haroon Rashid, infrastructure vertical market manager at Phoenix Contact, to learn about the latest trends in smart buildings systems.