OpenSensors blog

Real life lessons of implementing Activity Based Working

Reading time: 5 minutes

Some organisations seem to implement Activity Based Working almost as an act of faith but some are very clear about the benefits gained from an Activity Based Working solution and as a result are more likely to succeed. We look at some use cases of Activity Based Working implementations so that we can learn from their experiences.

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

3 key types of workspace occupancy sensors

Posted by Yodit Stanton

Reading time: 9 minutes

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: Enabling smart buildings, Workplace technology

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

Posted by Salman Mohammad

Reading time: 7 minutes

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, Workplace technology

Why workplace designers are using sensors

Posted by Yodit Stanton

Reading time: 4 minutes

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

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