Nov 17, 2021

akenza as the IoT platform for facility management

Alexis Leibbrandt

Facility management is on the cusp of a technological revolution, thanks to the integration of the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT promises to make facility management smarter, more efficient, and more responsive to the needs of occupants and managers alike. In this blog post, we will explore the transformative potential of IoT in facility management, delving into the myriad possibilities it opens up and examining some of the most impactful examples of IoT solutions already in play.

The possibilities IoT enables in facility management

IoT brings a realm of possibilities to facility management, changing how buildings are operated and experienced. By embedding sensors, smart light switches, actuators, and other IoT devices into building systems, facility managers can gain real-time insights into energy usage, occupancy levels, air quality, and more. This data-driven approach allows for predictive maintenance, enhances security, and contributes to creating more sustainable and efficient buildings. For instance, smart HVAC systems can adjust themselves based on real-time air quality data, thereby optimizing energy consumption. Lighting systems can be managed at scale via AI, saving both energy and effort.

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Example of a smart light switch

Several compelling examples illustrate the impact of IoT on facility management. One such case is the integration of demand-oriented planning, execution, and control of cleaning tours developed by Soobr. Another example is YouTissue, a flexible, digital solution for washroom management. Even building management giants like ISS are adding state of the art smart solutions to their operations, powered by akenza. And companies like FenX, which produce sustainable insulation, are using sensors to transmit the temperature and humidity measurements via LoRaWAN to the akenza IoT platform, allowing for real-time monitoring of the panels.

ISS service button in action

IoT is not just a futuristic concept; it's a transformative force already making waves in facility management. With the capability to make buildings more sustainable, secure, and efficient, IoT is set to revolutionize how we think about and interact with our built environments. As technology continues to advance, we can only expect these applications to become more sophisticated, ushering in a new era of smart, responsive, and intelligent facility management. Whether you're a facility manager or a building occupant, the future looks bright—and it's being shaped by IoT.

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