Exploratory study of the usability of smart home technologies as an extension of traditional building automation (GA) in public buildings.
In the smart home market, key players have not yet been able to establish themselves either technologically or economically - an assertion of individual technologies and providers as in traditional building automation is uncertain. To avoid being tied to a specific provider, new concepts based on an open source platform (openHAB) were developed. The goals were sustainable building use, increased user comfort, and easy retrofitting of existing buildings. The research interest was mainly focused on the requirements of public buildings for the use of wireless smart home technologies.
Public institutions often use buildings as tenants or do not have the resources to retrofit their building stock with wired automation systems. Smart home devices combined with open solutions such as openHAB are interoperable and vendor-independent, and can be adapted to different needs. However, they face and have to answer new challenges, such as scalability, reliability, IT security and data protection.
|Management||Prof. Dr. Dieter Uckelmann|
|Funding||Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)|
|Program||Research at universities of applied sciences|
|Call for proposal||Strong universities of applied sciences - impulse for the region (FH-Impuls)|
|Duration||01.10.2017 - 31.03.2021 extended until 31.07.2021|
|Name and position||Field||Email and phone||Room|
|Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics||2/145|
|Kompetenzzentrum für Digitalisierung in Forschung, Lehre und Wirtschaft (ZeDFLoW)||2/244|