Honeywell to Showcase The Connected Airport Of The Future At The Airport Show 2016 In Dubai
July 14, 2016
Airports lead the Middle East for ‚Äòsmartness'
The future potential &endash; and the current progress &endash; of regional airports was highlighted in a recent study by Honeywell, researchers Nielsen and global advisors Ernst & Young.
The Honeywell Smart Building Score', the first-of-its-kind global index designed for the comprehensive assessment of any building, evaluated 620 buildings across seven major Middle East cities: Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City and Riyadh. The study evaluated a building's use of 15 technology assets to find out which systems are in place to make them green, safe and productive ‚Äî the three main indicators of smart buildings. The systems' overall capabilities, coverage of the facility and uptime were then factored in.
The survey showed that airports are leading the way for smart buildings in the region compared with other surveyed industries (hotels, hospitals, office and residential buildings, education and retail). Airports scored the highest across all verticals, leading in all categories that are considered to make a building smart &endash; green, safe and productive &endash; scoring an average of 80 out of a possible 100.Whilst showcasing the overall “smartness” of the region's airports, the study also revealed great opportunities to drive improvements.
“Honeywell's fully integrated building solutions promote safe, efficient and comfortable passage throughout an airport terminal, and enhance passenger experiences while promoting a smarter, more secure and more pleasant environment,” said Pete Costa, vice president for Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions, Middle East. “The region's airports have every opportunity to lead the way for the industry on a global scale, when it comes to embracing and deploying smart building technology.”
Airports in the region can be made smarter through the improved integration of technology assets, as well as increased capability, availability and uptime. To improve safety, integrated security management systems and systems that recognize cyber threats such as potential internal and external attackers will be of huge benefit. To make airports more productive, on the other hand, the availability and strength of Wi-Fi can be increased along with improvements in the coverage of emergency power systems.
Airport operators can assess the “smartness” of their facility online by visiting http://smartbuildings.honeywell.com/me. More information about Honeywell's airport solutions is available at http://www.honeywellairports.com.
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