Making buildings smarter
Sensors can detect the presence of an individual, and automatically turn on the lights or prevent an unauthorized person from entering a building. As populations continue to grow and age, buildings will have to adapt to the needs of people who may require different types of assistance on a daily basis.
IEC International Standards cover many aspects of components, devices, and systems, to ensure their quality, safety, and security. Additionally, given that many devices and systems are manufactured by different parties, standards also help ensure their interoperability, so that buildings incorporating this technology will be able to function reliably.
The IEC has established the Standardization Evaluation Group (SEG 9) for smart home/office building systems to map technology trends and identify areas where standardization is needed.