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Correlating HVAC data

belka
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I have a customer who is thinking about correlating HVAC data in Splunk. They are also interested in correlating weather data and access card readers to correlate employee traffic and weather with energy usage. Anyone done this before?

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StephanMC
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Belka,

how far have you made it with your project? We are going the same route at my location

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mwatson_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Got it. Thanks very much for your reply!

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isabel_ycourbe
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Are you looking for a usecase or an anwser "it's possible or not" ?

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mwatson_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

A use case would be helpful. I there are any pre-built apps that are set up to accept sensor data and display output that would also be helpful. Thank you!

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isabel_ycourbe
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Most of the apps you will find will be "IT oriented" I doubt you'll find prebuilt things for this use case. But at the end of the day, Splunk is just a database, you can fill it with any data you want as long as you can retrieve them. If for example your sensors write their output in a file, then it's super easy to import them and start building dashboards. If they have REST API's it will require some tweaking but you can easily get them as well. Anyway you can always add some "middleware" in the form of a python script or whatever that your Splunk can use to get the data.

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mwatson_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I would also be interested in this type of sensor input application (HVAC, plant or otherwise).

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

I haven't done that before, but it sounds like a great project. Could be great .conf2018 talk.

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