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19.05.2021, 09:52

New Smart Building Starter Kit

A smart building 'starter kit' from PropTech company Metrikus and partners Disruptive Technologies, Awair and Yanzi, offers a taster of the meaningful insights sensors can provide into building usage patterns.

Intended to help customers overcome the initial hurdle of upgrading their real estate into smart buildings, the wireless sensors, which are manufactured by Disruptive Technologies, enable customers to track various aspects of a single space within a building, including indoor air quality (IAQ), temperature, security and occupancy.


Metrikus provides a smart-buildings software platform that gives owners and occupiers simple and secure insights into the operation and performance of their building, allowing managers to plug in any type of sensor to monitor everything from footfall and energy use to indoor air quality.


Hurdles are often faced by customers and businesses trying to make the transition into a smart building with trials taking a long time to implement, being expensive and difficulties around building a business case without fully understanding the potential benefits of smart software.


However, the Smart Building Starter Kit aims to lower the bar to entry by providing everything needed to kick-start the journey towards creating healthy and sustainable spaces in a single box. It includes eleven sensors and also comes with a year’s subscription to Metrikus’ software platform and the data from sensors displayed on a pre-built dashboard to give customers actionable insights about their space. The complete kit will sell in the United Kingdom for £2,500 (contact the company for information about pricing in other markets).


Bengt Johannes Lundberg, CEO of Disruptive Technologies, explains: 

"One of our goals at Disruptive Technologies is to make our technology as easy to use and accessible as possible. We are excited to work with innovative partners like Metrikus, who are aligned with our mission to make any building smart and sustainable in minutes. Thanks to the Metrikus Smart Building Starter Kit, owners and tenants will now have access to all the data needed to make decisions that improve their bottom line, environmental footprint, and health & well-being."


Michael Grant, Chief Operating Officer of Metrikus, adds:

"Metrikus’ Smart Building Starter Kit answers a need we hear from customers all the time - how can we try smart technology on our own terms without any strings attached? The pandemic has turbo-charged our need to understand the spaces we work in and this starter kit gives people the ability to get started and evaluate the results for themselves. I’m confident that this starter kit will provide customers with rich data and clearly actionable insights that will help them build a business case for the further integration of tech throughout their buildings."


Dustin DeVan, Awair CEO, says:  

"Awair's mission is to ensure people understand and share indoor air quality data so everyone can breathe safely, anywhere they spend time indoors. There are a lot of ways to improve IAQ but you need to be able to 'see' your air on a real-time basis, as well as data trends, to be able to do so.


"We are excited to be included in the Metrikus Smart Building Starter Kit, particularly as indoor air matters now more so than ever before, and especially as people return to built spaces post-pandemic."


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