Occupancy Sensing

Security

Building Better Fire Protection with Smart Technology

June 28th, 2022
Smart Cities

SoftBank Bets On Robotic Cleaning in Smart Buildings

May 6th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Hybrid Work Models Challenge Offices to Compete with Homes

Office occupancy has reached its highest levels since March 2020 over the past month. Driven by high vaccination rates and the return of children to school in major markets, September has recorded an 18-month high of 87% occupancy compared to pre-lockdown levels, according to data from Metrikus. We may still have turbulence ahead but this is […]

Smart Buildings

Funding Boom in a Maturing Occupancy Analytics Market

There is strong competition for both funding and projects as many startups and established players consolidate their position and vie for business in the occupancy analytics sector for commercial office space. With over 220 companies vying for business, the market for technology platforms that locate and map people and workspaces is crowded.  Three startups, Density, Locatee and Mapiq have taken the […]

Artificially Intelligent Workplaces, Smart Commercial Buildings
Smart Buildings

How Do We Get From Here To Intelligent Workplaces?

“Almost every building system has implications for productivity in physical offices and all systems can benefit from a layer of artificial intelligence (AI) over their processes. Greater intelligence around air quality, temperature, and lighting, for example, leads to increased occupant comfort and, therefore, productivity. The use of AI for access, security, cybersecurity, and predictive maintenance, […]

Smart Buildings

Why We Need to Develop Occupancy Sensor Testing for the Real World

Occupancy sensors and occupancy data analytics have promised a lot over the last decade but the number of commercial buildings that actually use them remains low. A 2019 study by Yamanda et al. estimated that only 6% to 10% of commercial buildings are equipped with occupancy sensors, showing just a 5% improvement from the start […]

Smart Buildings

Building Occupancy Levels Matter to the Environment

“We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations — one that is spreading human suffering, infecting the global economy and upending people’s lives,” stated UN Secretary General António Guterres. “We must ensure that lessons are learned and that this crisis provides a watershed moment for health […]

Smart Cities

WeWork Sells Office Space, We Company Sells an Entrepreneurial Culture

WeWork sits on the ledge between being an overvalued real estate player, and being one of the key driving forces for an innovation-focused movement that is redefining the way companies and workers operate. However, recent deals may mark a turning point, allowing the firm to develop resilience while also supporting its primary vision. Critics say […]

Lighting

Smart Lighting Platform Leads to 50% Space Reduction for Real Estate Firm

Real estate companies can be tenants too, and when they are tenants in a smart building the technology can influence their decisions in the same way it does for their real estate clients. That’s what is happening in a four-story building near Schiphol airport, just outside Amsterdam, where $14.2-billion real estate services firm CBRE is […]

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