Modern sensors connect via the Internet of Things and integrate directly with IWMS or space management software to display data on digital plans. This makes it easier to identify areas, such as break rooms or break rooms, that are becoming overcrowded and may need to be reconfigured.
Even after a pandemic, occupancy sensors can help identify patterns of space use, allowing workplaces to be optimized based on employee needs.
Everything from building systems, hardware and office furniture to a variety of technologies can be difficult to track. Especially in today's hybrid workspaces. The Internet of Things makes it easy to track everything and get up-to-date data on the performance of each asset. One of the biggest benefits is that the Internet of Things can be used to provide predictive services.
Preventive maintenance can be used to avoid larger and more costly problems in building systems and equipment. Predictive maintenance goes a step further, harnessing the power of IoT sensors to determine exactly how each asset is performing. You can determine when errors are likely to occur to avoid unexpected errors.
The energy efficiency of buildings
As you know, the heating and cooling costs themselves can be one of the biggest items. Smart switches and other devices can help solve this issue. Organizations around the world have been working for years to create smart and energy-efficient workspaces. The Internet of Things is one of the best tools available to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The cost of IoT sensors in the workplace continues to decrease, but it continues to improve. Today, they are smaller, more reliable and capable of collecting and transmitting data over greater distances than ever before. This will give you important information on a lot of information. You can see average and peak occupancy at different times of the day and adjust your lights and thermostats accordingly. This saves energy and lowers your energy bills.
Increasing employee independence
After a year of telecommuting, employees get used to autonomy and most are not willing to give it up. People are looking for an environment where they can move easily as they return to their office space. This means you can work in the office, in the yard, in a meeting room, in a conference room or anywhere in the building and change your environment throughout the day. At the same time, the Internet of Things can also help. Sensors, cameras and beacons can communicate directly with building systems and employees' smartphones to deliver great experiences wherever they are. This will improve contactless office environments such as remote working and reduce anxiety.
Increase worker productivity and safety
IoT systems increase productivity in many ways. Smart devices make it easier to find things and get directions to people and places. In the workplace, sensors help employees find an available room or table and easily make a seat reservation. Data from these sensors can easily be linked to facility management software so the cleaning team knows which areas to clean first and make them more efficient.
IoT devices can also help improve the safety of people working in potentially dangerous situations. For example, you can predict patterns in a factory to reduce the risk of injury, monitor large-scale jobs, and immediately alert workers to potential hazards, such as factory accidents or bad weather. In addition, IoT-based predictive maintenance can help prevent system failures that can compromise worker safety. In other words, IoT is literally saving lives.