Pressac Communications, has secured its first order in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to supply its wireless building sensor technology, following approval by the UAE radio communications governing body, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

Nottingham based Pressac, which employs 45 people at its Glaisdale Drive manufacturing facility, received TRA approval at the end of last year, to become an authorised dealer in the UAE and has individually registered its range of smart building sensor products for monitoring energy, environment and occupancy. Without this registration, manufacturers are prohibited from selling to the UAE. The registration initially lasts for five years, securing Pressac’s ability to supply to the UAE until 2022.

Occupancy, environmental and energy monitoring solutions have received approval, which include current sensors to measure energy usage to get an instant view of the energy at a machine, room or zone level.The environmental monitoring sensors measure CO2, temperature and humidity to get an instant view of the conditions around a building.

Additional products in the range include occupancy monitoring sensors which detect and monitor occupancy of desks, rooms and spaces, in real time; mini temperature and humidity sensors which monitor ambient, surface or water temperatures in a room, machine or around the building and door and window sensors which provide the live status of doors and windows around a building, including doors on cupboards, cabinets and fridges.

Also part of the approved solutions is a smart gateway which receives the information from the sensors and sends it to a cloud-based platform, such as IBM Watson, for data analysis. This enables integration into existing building management systems providing smart control and insights into how a building is being used.

Bob Smith, technical director at Pressac said: “The UAE has strict regulation for radio and telecommunications equipment, so being registered as a TRA authorised dealer and being officially registered to supply our building sensor technology products with the UAE presents a significant future opportunity for us.

“Securing our first occupancy and temperature monitoring project within the UAE worth over £20,000 is a huge achievement for Pressac. Using various ways to detect the presence of people within a building helps facilities and building managers create significant energy efficiencies and cost savings.”