According to a new report from Navigant Research, shipments of wireless control nodes for commercial buildings will grow from 12.9 million in 2014 to 57.4 million by 2023. In that research, analyst Benjamin Freas says the costs are the key because wireless product costs are in many cases the same as their wired counterparts.

"As a result, wireless deployments, which were previously limited to retrofits of existing buildings, now make sense in an increasing number and variety of projects, including new construction.”

The report, “Wireless Control Systems for Smart Buildings,” examines the state of the global wireless building controls industry with a focus on commercial buildings and four system types: heating/ventilation/air conditioning, lighting, fire & life safety, and security and access.

Some questions that it answers includes:

  • How many wireless nodes will be deployed in the global wireless building controls market through 2023?
  • What types of devices are likely to be wireless?
  • Which building functions or applications will benefit the most from wireless controls?
  • What are the primary wireless technologies used in wireless building controls installations around the world?

The report can be downloaded here for free. You do have to set up an account, but that costs nothing and once done, the entire report can be downloaded at no cost.