Who could imagine an ancient church building in the US embrace super technology to keep structural damages, carpet decays of water seepages at bay?
America has thousands of vintage churches most of these built during 1500-1700s; and their upkeep a billion deal for the authorities. An Indian IT provider LTI is helping 1,000 of these churches across the US to stay away from age and climate-related complaints like water leakages, decay of wood works, carpets and furniture and cracking of walls.
Since religious institutions have limited occupancy during the week, it is not easy to monitor temperature loss or water presence. Moreover, as many of these buildings are very old, the damage can be even more significant. Beyond obvious loss of furniture, carpeting, and fixtures, the water damage may extend to structural damages, mold allergens and fungi. So prevention of water damage is the best answer. LTI, for its client, has built a technology solution to fix the woes of these aging churches. This IoT-based implementation consists of temperature and water sensors under a 24/7 monitoring system. This solution is designed to send alerts before any damages and disruptions to ministries occur.
Sanjay Jalona, CEO & MD of LTI said: “As a strategic partner and system integrator, we helped our insurance client with entire project, reducing the risk of water damages and also improving the response time in case of an accident thereby limiting damage.’’
Digital technologies are increasingly becoming all pervasive, even for all kinds of brick and mortar businesses. In India, LTI is currently developing a comprehensive worker safety network for a large real estate company.
“Worker safety is a issue for construction companies in India. We are working on various site safety options for a leading realty firm here. Our digital and R&D teams are exploring options to develop GPS-based wearables, like belts, jackets or boots. It could also include attaching sensors to machinery used at the construction site or creating virtual fences and warning alarms for workers,” said the company.