Samsung has created an IoT access point that it is targeting at smart buildings including shopping centres, hospitals and department stores.

The company said in a blog post that the access point supported wi-fi, ZigBee and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity, and had been engineered to ensure the three technologies did not interfere with one another.

Samsung said the access point could cut down the amount of equipment that needs to be deployed to support a smart building environment.

“For instance, the building management system detects the number of people on a certain floor by a BLE signal, which is widely adopted for smartphones, and controls the temperature of the floor by signalling the air conditioning system using a ZigBee signal,” the company said.

“With Samsung IoT AP, there is no need to install extra BLE beacons or ZigBee equipment.”