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Building Occupancy Data Reveals the Extent of the US Lockdown

The US now has the highest number of COVID-19 cases and fatalities anywhere in the world and most States are implementing strict lockdown measures to varying degrees. Fascinatingly, some of the best data we have on who and when people actually started isolating, is building occupancy data from smart buildings. The following graphic, by access control firm Brivo Systems, shows the drop in building occupancy numbers state-by-state. The first states affected, unsurprisingly, those most connected to the outside world but soon the whole country is forced to stay away from commercial real estate (CRE). “The significance of these declines cannot be overstated. Our customer base very closely matches the demographics of the U.S. business population with respect to size and revenue distribution, which means that these drops in traffic will soon be reflected in the economic data for US business,” said Steve Van Till, President & CEO of Brivo, whose user population of over 20 […]

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