The evolution of smart buildings and smart cities will serve as a driving force for growth for the low-voltage industry.
Analytics software, proactive monitoring of low-voltage systems, and smart building technology are all major future influence for low-voltage contractors.
Facility owners and managers are looking for building systems that will integrate to provide proactive and real-time information to help them achieve their goals.
While it is not yet an integrated technology, the industry will see infinite possibilities in integrating building systems, aggregating data that provides an owner or manager with the ability to offer an optimized space, operating at peak efficiency, improving the occupant experience, and ultimately increasing the value of their asset.
As these opportunities and challenges increase, the single biggest issue the industry is already seeing is the lack of skilled tradespeople to keep up with the demand.