A smart city is a place where traditional networks and services are made more efficient with the use of digital and telecommunication technologies, for the benefits of its inhabitants and businesses.
There are many needs of Smart Buildings around the capital. These range from higher security, both physical and virtual, to greater sustainability.
There are a number of businesses working together with the view to make London a truly smart city. We believe the way to start this is by transforming buildings. Through that, a healthier environment and employee and business productivity can be achieved.
As buildings become smarter, our city smartens too.
Greater work productivity, a consequence of smart buildings, allows time and energy to be spent in the local economy. As Westminster is already the best city to do business, we are happy to continue this trend by innovating the technologies being used today. There are plenty of business opportunities arising from making buildings smarter.
Brian Iddon, Director of Venus, successfully showed how Smart Buildings are only complete when reliable internet connectivity is implemented. Today, buildings and businesses have a greater need for reliable and secure connections and can no longer survive without good internet connectivity. Internet is now seen as a fourth utility for a business and is just as important as water and electricity for a smart building.
There is a strong correlation between GDP generated from a business and their connectivity. Connectivity has had a transformative effect on the media and post production industry - Soho is the heart of all the creative editors and movie makers, with everything now being shot at the highest resolution and with the introduction of tapeless production. Poor internet is no longer an option for these businesses.