Turn Your Workplace Into A Smart Building

Smart technologies are present in every sphere of our life, and business is no exception. With technology growing exponentially, keeping up is necessary for better productivity and results. Having some smart technology in your company’s toolset will help your business stay or get ahead of the game. Before we discuss how to turn your workplace into smart building, let’s first define a smart building and its accompanying technologies.

What is Smart Building?

A smart building is a place equipped with the latest technology and devices that let people work faster, better and smarter. Smart buildings use an automatic control system, which is essentially one that has been arranged using a neatly structured algorithm. Almost all building components (e.g. doors, meeting rooms, inventory rooms, carparks, etc.) can be managed automatically.

Smart buildings are also beneficial for employees. A few examples of what they can do are helping employees to work autonomously, interact with peers, and share facilities in the office. Turning your workplace into a smart building leads to improved employee well-being, increased productivity, and can reduce overhead costs.

Things To Consider Before Turning Into Smart Building

While there are no specific rules to create a smart buildings. There are factors of consideration as that come before equipping the latest technology to your building. How big is your workforce? What is your budget? Which smart technology is most crucial to your business or industry?

Not sure what to focus on? Job descriptions are a good place to start. Knowing what each of your employees are doing daily can give you an idea of where improvements need to be made. Better yet, conduct surveys and gather feedback. Ask relevant stakeholders about the types of technology they can benefit from, and why!

Ideas To Make Your Workplace Smarter

Cloud-Based System

  • Connect to the cloud. Cloud-based storage reduces storage issues (such as a lack of it, or misplacement of data). 
  • Use cloud-friendly software like Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. This allow employees to access the cloud, collaborate more effectively, work productively from any location, even remotely!
  • Integrate a digital scheduling and room-booking system that everyone has access too. A well-designed system will ensure that individual employees can be easily located, and rooms are not overbooked or unused.
  • Smart Tracking

  • Applying UWB (Ultra-Wideband) can also assist in multiple ways. The smart tracking system can track assets, inventory, and equipment. This reduces misplacement and misuse.
  • Enhance security with a smart security or surveillance system, Wi-Fi-enabled deadlocks, or other kinds of security that exchange keys and swipe cards for digital security tech.
  • Smart Environment

  • Consider smart environmental tools. A simple tool such as a smart thermostat is a good way to start using the IoT, and being able to control the office environment from a single central location can help you cut costs while making everyone more comfortable.
  • A centrally-controlled lighting system that allows you to control lighting remotely, or that automatically turns lighting off in rooms that aren’t in use.
  • A good Visitor Management System can encapsulate many of the above features. Choosing a provider who can offer comprehensive and customisable solutions that are unique to your business is essential.

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