OpenSensors blog

Types of occupancy sensors to enable Smarter Workspaces

Posted by Yodit Stanton on November 2018

One of the biggest challenges we hear from Corporate Real Estate, Facility and Workplace Teams is ‘how do I know if this space is being over or under utilised?’.  Most of the time it is guesswork based on hearsay or conducting a laborious manual count of occupancy, an inefficient way of measuring utilisation.

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Content topics: Workspace technology, Enabling smart buildings

Top 4 reasons why building managers use sensors to reduce operating expenses

Posted by Salman Mohammad on October 2018

Sensor networks are emerging as a mission critical method for offices and corporate real estates to save money. Building and facilities managers are installing utilisation sensors to manage their spaces more efficiently as many businesses move towards agile working practices and adopt a smart city transformation.

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Workspace technology

Why workplace designers are using sensors

Posted by Yodit Stanton on September 2018

Workspace designers as well as corporate real estate and facility teams are turning to smart sensor technology to optimise their usage of office buildings to deliver productivity and improve UX for employees.

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

How much cost in real estate assets could you be wasting?

Posted by Salman Mohammad on September 2018

With the average workstation costing businesses £17.5k per annum in Central London, the potential wasted assets could be as much as £5M. Corporate Real Estate and Facilities team are challenged with optimising workspaces and increasing person to desk ratio to get the best value from their property investment.

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Facilities and Workplace trends

How data is shaping Corporate Real Estate Strategies

Posted by Yodit Stanton on July 2018

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: Workspace technology, Facilities and Workplace trends, Enabling smart buildings

5 easy changes to increase desk occupancy

Posted by Yodit Stanton on January 2018

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, Workspace technology, How to increase workplace utilisation

What you need to know when deploying smart building network sensors

Posted by Kevin Mugadza on November 2017

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, Workspace technology, How to increase workplace utilisation