2 methods for increasing efficiency in schools with IoT

Updated: Sep 30


It may seem like a daunting endeavour to achieve efficiency in educational establishments such as schools, colleges and universities. However it isn't as diffciult to implement IoT into your bulding as you may have thought. Below we will look at 2 methods of IoT implementation for increasing school efficiency.



Automated data usage


Countless data is handled by schools. Every time a student uses their ID to pay for breakfast and lunch, the cafeteria system receives a message to deduct money from their account. Additionally, every time student IDs are scanned, students are marked as being present in class, and daily grades and attendance from teachers are sent to online databases for tracking. It is a difficult undertaking to effectively handle all that info and have it structured for the appropriate circumstance. There are websites out there that automate and integrate data, like IFTTT. These are excellent tools for connecting and connecting things together. Additionally, applications like Scan to Sheets enable anyone to use any phone or tablet as a barcode scanner that instantly uploads information to a Google spreadsheet.


Energy efficient thermostats



Currently, the majority of thermostats adjust the temperature based on the most recent data you entered. If it was 40 degrees yesterday, the thermostat will be adjusted to maintain a consistent temperature inside even if it is as hot as 80 degrees the next day.


The system of manually inputting data is not only time-consuming but also energy inefficient.


IoT thermostats, on the other hand, allow for personalization and temperature adjustment based on the ever changing weather. These thermostats use information from weather sources to modify indoor temperatures. Thus helping save money, time, and energy. Smart thermostats can lower cooling expenditures by 15% and heating costs by 10%, according to studies.


These intelligent thermostats can be used in classrooms to efficiently conserve energy, which will lower costs and your overall CO2 emissions.



In summary, it is obvious that there are many methods for IoT to be implemented in the education sector, other than purely for teaching. IoT has a lot of potential for enhancing school safety and efficiency too.



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