BENEFITS OF IOT SENSORS IN THE WORKPLACE
IoT sensors allow workplace leaders to unlock information that was only anecdotal just a few years ago. And as the cost of IoT sensors continues to drop, more workplace leaders are implementing them. Yet the question remains: which types of sensors are worth the investment, and how should they be used?
IoT sensors benefit the workplace in many ways, including:
Reducing Real Estate Costs
Real estate is the second-highest expense for most organizations after personnel, so the way your organization uses its space can make a big difference. IoT sensors capture real-time space utilization data down to individual work stations and even couches. This allows workplace leaders to track metrics such as average and peak work activity, how many seats are occupied or empty at any given time, and the duration of time spent in specific work settings, such as meeting rooms.
Enhancing the Employee Experience
With today’s technology, employees are more accustomed to moving freely around the office. Using IoT sensors with room reservation software makes it easy for employees to see what spaces are actually being used and which are available to be reserved. While rooms may appear to be booked within your reservation system, sensors tell the true story of whether those rooms are actually in use.
Reducing Energy Usage
Energy consumption accounts for a substantial portion of building costs. Considering as much as half an office building is not in use at any given time, your organization isn’t just wasting money on space. You’re also wasting money heating, cooling and lighting that space. Using intelligent energy management systems, such as occupancy sensors, can result in significant energy savings.