A bluetooth low energy based framework approach for real time occupancy detection

Buildings account for about 40% of total energy use in the world and it is estimated that building energy use will grow 45% over the next 20 years. However, a huge amount of this consumption is caused by the waste of operating unoccupied buildings’ services. With the drive towards improved occupant comfort as well as reduction in energy consumption, building automation systems are currently the leading technology for regulating building operations in a sustainable manner. However, since current building automation systems lack real time input of dynamic occupancy factor and they rely on predefined occupant comfort ranges, they cannot adjust themselves according to occupants’ comfort needs and do not operate with full efficiency. Although there are many studies on occupancy detection systems in the literature, a reliable and precise detection framework is still missing due to certain shortcomings of current approaches including uncertainties in detection, privacy and time-delay issues, inability for multiple detection, and high expense of deployment and maintenance. Considering the importance of occupancy detection and the drawbacks of currently available technologies, the aim of this study is to propose a wireless based framework for real-time occupancy detection that will be accurate, multi-occupant aware, punctual, and reasonable in expense.
Citation Formats
F. Topak, M. K. Pekeriçli, and A. M. Tanyer, “A bluetooth low energy based framework approach for real time occupancy detection,” Istanbul, Turkey, 2016, p. 716, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/87688.