View, the company behind Dynamic Glass, is leveraging Microsoft Azure IoT and Digital Twin services for SmartProtect, an Internet of Things enabled security system for smart windows.
Microsoft cloud, essentially, is making buildings smarter when glass breaks.
This is a physical security system that notifies building managers in the event of a glass breakage.
View SmartProtect uses the abovementioned Azure IoT services to deliver glass breakage detection and notification. The system sends a signal through the cloud platform to notify the customer with the time, window and location where a glass break occurred.
The company is selling SmartProtect as an addon to its View Dynamic Glass, with the system offering coverage on all glass surfaces, requiring no additional sensors.
A real-time dashboard is also offered.
This is how Azure ties into the picture:
Dynamic Glass allows more daylight into buildings and office spaces, while at the same time reducing glare. SmartProtect represents the first service on top of Dynamic Glass, with the company planning more services that enable personalization and wellness, digital security, connectivity and collaboration.
The company has algorithms that it has dubbed Intelligence, updates to which are rolled out about once a quarter. Essentially, the windows of a building create an IoT network.
That the Azure cloud platform helps manage.
View announced a $1.1 billion investment from SoftBank Vision Fund to meet growing demand. To date, it has installed its Dynamic Glass in 35 million square feet of buildings including prime locations like San Francisco International Airport, Levi Stadium, CenturyLink headquarters and Dallas Fort Worth Airport.
Find out more about View here.