OpenSensors blog

How data is shaping Corporate Real Estate Strategies

Posted by Yodit Stanton

Reading time: 7 minutes

Technology and the increasing need for data is changing the real estate industry, both from an investment and management point of view. With the wealth of financial information required by institutional investors, Real Estate Managers are increasingly challenged with:

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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace trends, Enabling smart buildings, Workplace technology

5 easy changes to increase desk occupancy

Posted by Yodit Stanton

Reading time: 7 minutes

Explore these 5 key tactics to increase person to desk ratio and desk utilisation by as much as 80%. With the average workstation costing businesses up to £17.5K per annum, the race is on for Corporate Real Estate and Facilities teams to switch up their workplace occupancy strategies and redesign workspaces for today's workforce. 

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Workplace technology, How to increase workplace utilisation

What you need to know when deploying smart building network sensors

Posted by Kevin Mugadza

Reading time: 3 minutes 

5 key deployment checklist you need to know when implementing occupancy tracking sensors to measure workspace utilisation. These best practice tips will help you minimise site and maintenance risks as well as network connectivity during deployment. Sensor tech is only half the equation, having a robust data analytics platform will help you interpret the data into tangible tactics.

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Workplace technology, How to increase workplace utilisation

How one travel tech giant used occupancy sensors to manage workspaces

Posted by Daniel Hummelsund

Reading time: 7 minutes

With the growing demand to better manage workspace occupancy, Corporate Real Estate and Facilities teams are increasingly challenged to optimise space management, track utilisation and backup real estate investments with data. We explore how one tech company used sensor technology to improve their workspace management process and solve the 'how much space do I need' conundrum. 

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Workplace technology, How to increase workplace utilisation

What managing occupancy sensor deployments involve

Posted by Yodit Stanton

Reading time: 10 minutes

We interview Kevin Mugadza, Senior Project Manager at OpenSensors for a full insight on the scope of work required to deploy and maintain sensors across multiple sites. Kevin has a decade of experience managing logistics and risks to provide on-time delivery of a fully operational sensor network.

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Workplace technology

10 reasons why your IoT project will fail

Posted by Yodit Stanton

Reading time: 4 minutes

IoT will transform how teams operate by making their environments more responsive by using their physical infrastructure more efficiently. In the recent renown ThinkMonk 2017, we present 10 reasons why IoT projects may fail. 

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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace trends, Enabling smart buildings

How meeting The WELL building standard can improve employee well being

Posted by Yodit Stanton

Reading time: 3 minutes 

British employees will tell you how hard they work and they are right. These days we are spending more time in the office than any other EU country except Austria and Germany.  How can the time spent indoors be made more comfortable and agreeable? It’s hard to isolate one sole influence that affects productivity when in fact there are many to consider. Studies have shown that despite an average working day of 8 hours you're probably only productive for around 3 of those.

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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace trends, Enabling smart buildings