The office of the future is smart and capable, powered by an entire Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. Soon, workplace beacons and sensors will be the primary drivers of space allocation and utilization insights. In order for these technologies to provide robust data and actionable information, sensors and beacons must be properly integrated in the workplace. Here’s a few tips:

  • Learn more about available sensor and beacon technologies and what powers them in  data collection efforts.
    • Bluetooth
    • Wi-Fi
    • Other
  • Understand the different types of workplace sensors and their roles in the office IoT.
    • Gas sensors
    • Humidity sensors
    • IR sensors
    • Motion detectors
    • Proximity sensors
    • Smoke sensors
    • Temperature sensors
  • Explore your business’ need for sensors and the data that comes from them; then determine how to use data for workplace improvements.
    • What is the primary function of the sensor? Secondary?
    • What does it need to do in order to provide you with relevant data?
    • Where will it be installed within your facilities?
    • What kind of data will it provide to facilities managers?
  • Delegate data aggregation rules, including where it’s stored, how often it’s collected, where it’s archived, and for how long.
  • Determine integration logistics to ensure beacons and sensors are a viable investment. Factors to consider include:
    • Pricing and fees
    • Integration logistics
    • Employee privacy
    • Scalability
    • Building considerations
    • Lifespan and upgrades
    • Brand name

With so many variables for sensors and beacons, each demands careful consideration. Explore the possibilities of IoT technologies with a focus on both immediate and long-term needs. Start Planning Your Integrated Workplace today with the insights offered by our free sensor and beacon guide.