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Specsheet >The newest (and smartest) building technologies on the market

Monitor and adjust smart-building systems from virtually anywhere, thanks to a host of technologies that turn your phone into a mini control center. AUGUST SMART LOCK August Home The Smart Lock's Auto-Unlock feature allows for keyless entry when the owner returns home—so one never has to worry about keys or security. Alerts give users real-time updates about any interaction with the lock or entry. Users can also set the system to Away Mode, which lets the lock know the user has “left the neighborhood.” VIVE Lutron A scalable wireless lighting control solution for new and existing commercial buildings, Lutron Vive with Vue software allows users to adjust and program system settings on their smartphone devices. It also automatically finds nearby devices, making set up and management more efficient. DIAMOND CONTROLS SOLUTION Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Controls building management system can be accessed at any time from any location, making monitoring the facility much more efficient for staff and building managers. Reports, analyses, and real-time information about how 
the building’s systems react to user behavior are easily accessible. Displayable trends include building and space occupancy, carbon dioxide levels, energy generation, energy usage, and humidity levels. Representations can be displayed in 3-D graphics. KONE CARE KONE KONE Care allows businesses and building managers to request and customize elevator technology systems based on their buildings' needs. As part of KONE Care, KONE has also launched 24/7 Connected Services, which uses the IBM Watson Internet of Things platform, enabling data from elevator sensors to be displayed, monitored, and analyzed in real time. DELTA LEAK DETECTOR Delta Designed with a one-touch button, this battery-powered leak detector wirelessly syncs to smartphones, tablets, and wi-fi. The unit’s conductor ring detects moisture dripping over or gathering under the device and sends alerts to the user’s smartphone or tablet. ONEPREVENT OneEvent OneEvent’s new monitoring system, OnePrevent, has a predictive analytics engine embedded inside a series of sensing devices to flag potential building hazards. It can detect whether stoves are on or off, sense if there is moisture coming from a leaky pipe, and alert the user via an app for smartphones and tablets.
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Deep Underground, Researchers Testing Giant Elevators for the World’s Tallest Building

Where there are tall buildings there are also tall elevators. Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Tower, designed by Chicago-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, will be the tallest building in the world if constructed as planned. The building is expected to stand 3,281 feet tall and will require elevators the likes of which the world has never seen. Luckily for the Kingdom Tower, one elevator company is researching the extremes of vertical circulation. The Finnish elevator company KONE has already begun construction of prototype elevators for the project, but these test lifts don't jut up into the sky. They drop deep beneath the earth’s surface. They company is currently testing and constructing their technologically advanced elevators in an abandoned 19th century mine shaft in South Finland. Since the site was chosen in 2008 as an ideal elevator testing ground, KONE has made progress in developing Ultrarope, a new piece of technology that will allow elevators to travel distances up to 1,000 meters: an unimaginable feat until now. Unlike most modern elevators which typically use steel cables, Ultrarope houses a carbon fiber core surrounded by a high-friction coat. The carbon fiber core is very light, reduces energy consumption noticeably, and decreases the weight of nearly all the major components operating the elevator. In addition to the markedly reduced energy consumption, this new cable material will last twice as long as regular steel lines and does not require frequent lubrication for maintenance. The Kingdom Tower will be filled with 65 elevators and escalators, each designed to maximize comfort and speed while also ensuring the safety of its occupants. KONE was previously tasked with designing the elevators for the third tallest building in the world, the Makkah Clock Royal Tower in Saudi Arabia. KONE Ultrarope (Courtesy KONE Online Bank)