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To Wire or Not to Wire? That Is the Question

To wire or not to wire sensors and controls for smart building systems is a difficult question for facility operators.

While wired systems offer wider coverage ranges, can handle large data volumes and are extremely reliable, installation of wireless devices is less complicated — and they are far more flexible as needs change.

Rick Szcodronski talked about the benefits of wireless in “5 Wireless Options for High-Performance Building Systems” for Building Operating Management magazine. “Wireless devices are reliable, secure, and the cheapest way to bring IoT technology to existing buildings,” he says.