OpenSensors blog

How one travel tech giant optimised workspace management planning with sensors

Posted by Daniel Hummelsund on November 2017

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, Workspace technology, How to increase workplace utilisation

Why office buildings should run like spaceships

Posted by Yodit Stanton on November 2017

Quashing the myth around sensors in the workplace. There's limited knowledge in the industry of how sensor tech work and most are scaremonged into believing that big brother is always watching. This couldn't be further from the truth and the benefits of reduced corporate real estate costs, optimised workspace and a happier working environment for employees out weigh the false perception. 

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Facilities and Workplace trends

What does project managing sensor deployments involve?

Posted by Yodit Stanton on October 2017

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, Workspace technology

10 reasons why your IoT project will fail

Posted by Yodit Stanton on September 2017

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: Enabling smart buildings, Facilities and Workplace trends

How meeting The WELL building standard can improve employee well being

Posted by Yodit Stanton on August 2017

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: Enabling smart buildings, Facilities and Workplace trends

Top 10 reasons why sensors are replacing manual surveys

Posted by Daniel Hummelsund on August 2017

The growing demand for occupancy data and evidence based insight to redesign workspaces has led to a growing need for facilities and corporate real estate teams to be able to provide information quickly and objectively. Many companies are moving away from the traditional methods of collecting occupancy data. Here's 10 top reasons why sensors are replacing manual surveys. 

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