IoT-TICKET® Partner: Nobody cares about your old building automation

Recently launched integration to Nobody Engineering’s connectivity solution brings data from old automation systems to IoT-TICKET® cost-effectively and without expensive upgrades. For building owners, this means a fast track to smart services.

Nobody and IoT-TICKET® support Tammi Kiinteistötekniikka in providing smarter maintenance services

Tammi Kiinteistötekniikka, part of Quattro Mikenti Group, was looking for solutions for monitoring both old and new building automation systems to ensure the best possible health of their customers’ real estate. While IoT-TICKET® enables monitoring and controlling of the building fleet, the connectivity solution by Nobody Engineering ensures that also older buildings are easily covered.

Every building is different and most off-the-shelf dashboards and supervisory solutions don’t allow me to explore the data and derive real, building-specific insights from it. The no-code tools in IoT-TICKET® allow me to create my own analytics and visualizations quickly and without programming knowledge. Nobody makes this possible in all buildings, not just the recently renovated ones.

Mikko Pieskä, Tammi’s energy specialist

Tammi Kiinteistötekniikka, Wapice, and Nobody Engineering collaborate to provide scalable and cost-effective ways for building owners to reduce their energy consumption, offer better living and working conditions, and meet their carbon neutrality goals.

Legacy automation is slowing down climate action

Automation systems control many energy-intensive processes in buildings, including heating, cooling, and ventilation. If you have first-hand experience with these, it is easy to get cynical about the hype around smart buildings. You see, a large fraction of automation systems still in use are decades old, well past their technical service life. They lack connectivity and get no support from the original manufacturers. If the automation system is not connected, the building can hardly be smart.

The increased demand due to the energy crisis, inflation, lack of talent, and the semiconductor shortage make building automation upgrades slower and even more expensive. This leads to lost energy savings and a big delay in becoming climate neutral.

Nobody Engineering is a Finnish startup breaking the bottleneck between legacy systems and smart building technologies. Their patent-pending IoT device uses digital worker technology to retrofit old automation systems with connectivity and new capabilities without expensive upgrades. It allows these systems to be remotely monitored and controlled through cloud platforms such as IoT-TICKET®.

IoT-TICKET® is actively seeking partnerships. The connectivity solution by Nobody Engineering is a perfect example of an offering that truly complements our platform. Easy connectivity for old buildings enables utilizing IoT-TICKET® in building management on a much wider scale – and accelerates meaningful climate actions in the built environment.

Markus Mäkelä, development director of IoT-TICKET®

Digital workers liberating building data

Nobody’s innovation is the novel use of digital workers or software robots. Even when old automation systems are unreachable by other software, there is always a way for humans to interact with them, usually via some kind of operator panel, console, or terminal. In buildings without remote access, these are still used to adjust processes according to weather, energy prices, and building usage.

Our solution mimics these local interfaces and does exactly what a human would. Just without breaks, a lot faster and according to the inputs it gets from systems like IoT-TICKET®.

Ville Ilkkala, the CEO of Nobody Engineering

Nobody focuses on older automation systems with an emphasis on speed, security, and cost. As a Finnish company, they have especially good support for common Nordic systems, like Atmostech and TAC Xenta. The self-installable IoT device takes less than 10 minutes to connect and the annual cost of ownership is just a few hundred euros compared to up to tens of thousands for a complete automation upgrade.

“We can avoid expensive network infrastructure and complex VPN setups required by traditional automation networks by using secure IoT data protocols and 4G.”, Ilkkala continues.