Smart building technologies aim to provide owners, users, operators and visitors a safe, secure, energy-efficient and environment friendly home or office building. These technologies span across a number of different technologies with a number of different applications with its primary function of being able to optimise, automate, monitor and control your home or building services.

With the widespread adoption of digital technologies there will be a profound change in how we communicate with others. Even now, in our homes or our work place, we shop for goods and services, receive news, manage our finances, learn about the world, conduct business, manage resources, find entertainment, and maintain independence and autonomy as we enter old age.

As our perception of banks, shops, universities, communities, and cities change in response to new digital technologies, so building technology and the management of those systems are taking on a huge role of importance.