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Här är finalisterna i Business Arena Tech Awards – Fastighetsnytt

Nu är det klart vilka sex bidrag som går vidare till final i innovationstävlingen Business Arena Tech Awards.

Spoiler: Sensative och Yggio3 är en av finalisterna 🙂

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Here’s How Your Property Management Software Determines Your Tech Stack | Propmodo

Choosing the right ERP solution is more important than choosing the right add-on technology.

…There are plenty of listicles out there giving their recommendations for the best at X, be it marketing, operational optimization, energy efficiency, or tenant experience improvement. There’s a catch, though. Based on the property management software you’ve chosen to run with, many of your tech choices might already be made up for you…

So, maybe you should actually choose the best platform for integrating it all, including all the new IoT, AI, etc. Letting you freely choose the best SW and supplier for a specific task, knowing that it will actually work with your legacy technology, just because you have Sensative’s Yggio bridging it all.

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How Much of Their Budget Should Building Managers Allot for COVID-19 Cleaning? | Propmodo

Commercial building managers are planning to increase COVID-19 cleaning budgets in 2021.

…Over half of the respondents expected a 10 percent or more increase in cleaning expenses. This was twice as much as the second-highest category, tenant engagement, which also could be due to increased need for communication around cleaning…

While this bump in budget for cleaning expenses is understandable, it might not be necessary. Even before the shutdown, most cleaning procedures were only optimized to about 65 percent of their potential output, now with lower occupancy that is more like 25 to 30 percent. Even with additional spot cleaning needs, we are finding that many buildings already have enough staff to handle their needs…

Sensative comment: Since it all comes down to optimizing resources you need detailed data on where and when cleaning is needed. Check out the Sensative cleaning-on-demand sensor solution: https://sensative.com/iot_use_cases/post-covid-19-clean-desks-on-demand/

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COVID-19 sætter nye krav til rengøring af moderne arbejdspladser

Har I udfordringer med at håndtere det særlige rengøringsbehov på storrumskontorer med free seating, som COVID-19 har udløst? Med IoT har I mulighed for at sikre en effektiv rengøring af den enkelte arbejdsplads.

Tidligere har det kun været nødvendigt at registre om et skrivebord var ledigt eller ej, når medarbejderne i kontorer med free seating skulle finde en arbejdsplads. I dag er det nødvendigt at virksomheden kan sikre rengøring af skrivebordet, når en medarbejder forlader en plads og den skal stå klar til den næste bruger.

Det är Sensatives covid-lösning make:net a/s pratar om 🙂

Post-COVID-19 – Clean desks on-demand

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Flexible Office Space Is Growing and So Are a Landlord’s Responsibilities

As flexible office space grows, it’s important for landlords to create a service layer of software that can help them rise to new challenges.

For a landlord providing flex office space, it is crucial to offer a safe and sound environment. In these pandemic times, this includes sanitary safety.

When you chose a desk to start your work you need to be able to trust that it is clean and sanitized. Sensative is launching a new practical solution based on the new LoRaWAN sensor Strips Presence and a new Switch accessory.

  1. Presence monitors the occupancy of the desk, signaling when a desk is free.
  2. With the manual switch, you signal that you are now leaving the desk for the day and that it is to be sanitized. In the hot-desking system that can be signaled as “free desk but pending cleaning”.
  3. When it has been sanitized the switch is pushed again and this signals “the desk is free and sanitized”

Read more here: https://sensative.com/iot_use_cases/post-covid-19-clean-desks-on-demand/

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Framtiden är här, den är bara ojämnt fördelad | Axis Communications

Om vi vill skapa riktigt smarta byggnader måste vi gå från att arbeta i silor till att arbeta med infrastruktur i lager. Då kan vi sänka kostnader och förbättra systemens funktionalitet. Det vinner både fastighetsägare och hyresgäster på.

Som fastighetsägare kanske du säger, ”Ja, det låter ju bra, men vi sitter fast med en tung investering i ett proprietärt system.”

Inga problem enligt Jonas. Du behöver inte byta allt på en gång. Under en övergångsperiod kan du behålla gammal infrastruktur och ändra till komponenter med öppen standard när enheter går sönder eller behöver uppdateras. Med tiden får du ett alltmer öppet system.

Som du ser finns det många fördelar med att gå över till en lagerstruktur enligt lasagnemodellen. Om du vill veta mer om detta eller om IT-infrastruktur i allmänhet är IVA:s rapport Digitalisering för ökad konkurrenskraft ett bra ställe att börja.

Eller kontakta oss på Sensative för att se hur du enkelt, flexibelt och skalbart kan addera IoT till dina befintliga system och byggnader. På köpet får du den nya skiktade horisontella arkitekturen som Jonas Birgersson pratar om.

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IoT goes from convenience to need in Covid-19 era, says LoRa Alliance

IoT-based technologies will become increasingly essential for tracking and monitoring location, distance, and presence, according to the LoRa Alliance.

“…companies will seek ways to prove where people have been, ways to prove cleanliness, ways to show activities in real-time to make their buildings safe for people. More and more use cases will be discovered.”

At Sensative we are developing some new interesting solutions for this, to be launched soon. Interested in a preview? Contact us for a presentation.

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Tech CEO’s predict many employees will remain home due to productivity

If you rebuild the workplace after COVID-19, will the workers ever come back?

In Silicon Valley, the answer from many tech companies is that many won’t, and maybe that’s a good thing.

In recent days, Twitter Inc. has said that employees have the option of never coming back to the office to work, while Facebook Inc., Google parent Alphabet Inc., Salesforce.com Inc., and Slack Technologies Inc.  have said they don’t expect workers back in the office until 2021 — if then.

That just may be the beginning: At least six prominent tech companies are considering permanently moving a large slice of their workforces to work-from-home status, their chief executives told MarketWatch this week.“It’s hard to not see 20% to 40% of our workforce be remote,” Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield told MarketWatch in an interview Thursday on — appropriately enough — a Zoom video call. “We need to make real-estate decisions long in advance, two to three years, and are in the speculative conversation now if we have 30%, 40% fewer desks,” Butterfield said in discussing conversations he was having with fellow Slack executives this week. “We may make the office more of a hotel.”

Sensative recommendation to property owners: You need to consider a rapidly changing market and much more flexible space requirements from your tenants. You need to adapt your spaces to make them more attractive and more productive for the tenants’ employees than working from home. Employee personalization (light, temperature, ventilation airflow, humidity, desk space, etc.) will be important. You should also consider a much more flexible use, where tenants’ needs for space (size, utilization, technology) changes constantly.

Your tenants will put a lot of requirements on you and flexibility and customer service might even over-trump location as a property value driver.

Data-driven Smart Buildings with IoT based value-added services will be the new normal.

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The PropTech Solution to Aging

The vast majority of PropTech’s impact on the aging population will be implemented in private homes, assisted living communities, and senior retirement facilities. In part, landlords and facility managers should employ the latest technologies in buildings to boost care and save costs, by modernizing senior spaces with the latest innovative PropTech solutions, like smart air purifiers that can prevent respiratory issues, remote controlled blinds that helps seniors who suffer from mobility challenges, and smart thermostats that helps to prevent dehydration, which can lead to dizziness and falls. Furthermore, approximately 33 percent of seniors 65 and older slip and fall each year, and 80 percent of those falls occur in the bathroom. Senior units in buildings should include smart lighting with inbuilt smart sensors that can allow seniors to control lighting from an electronic device or even with their voice, removing the need to find bathroom and hallway light switches in the dark, in-turn, reducing the likelihood of preventable falls.

Interested in these types of solutions? Contact Sensative to discuss your ideas and learn from our projects in this area.

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What the Economy Needs Now is PropTech

Landlords are about to have no choice but to use technology to get us back in their buildings. We as individuals are all about to have to make the choice about how to balance our own personal health with our desire to earn income and enjoy experiences outside our home.

If you are waiting for a national “It’s Safe To Go Back” day, it isn’t happening. At least not for a few years once scientists, officials, doctors, and epidemiologists have a vaccine, thousands of trials, and years of data on COVID’s TRUE virality and mortality rate. Your company can’t wait that long to resume business. What company can?

Your office building can’t wait that long to have you back working and grabbing coffee downstairs, a sandwich at lunch, and renewing that lease. Your shopping centers can’t wait that long to have you back enjoying long lunches, trying on clothes with the kids, and buying non-Amazon ANYTHING. They need you to come back. Now! And how do you know when it’s safe to come back, mask or not? (Hint: the answer is NOT landlords getting cheaper debt or some other financial engineering, which is somehow what passes for innovation in real estate. Financial creativity does not address building safety.)

The answer is — you won’t know. You are going to start seeing emails and marketing campaigns about why you should come back. The over-arching message will be “look how much we are doing to keep you safe.” And I’m sure you’ll get bombarded with “look how often we clean the space” by the laggards, but the market leaders know better (and so should you).

You aren’t going to defeat an invisible, resilient enemy simply through more frequent cleaning and spreading people out. Sooner or later, you just have to trust that landlords have done enough to keep your safety as a priority. And, as I hinted, no amount of financial engineering, creative leasing, or snappy press releases are going to do it . . . Just technology. Your landlord HAS to start implementing property-level technology that makes you feel safe. There is no other choice.

Source: What the Economy Needs Now is PropTech – Resources – Unissu

The impact of Covid 19 on the Internet of Things Complete view min

The impact of Covid-19 on the Internet of Things Part 2

IoT Analytics has seen two extreme reactions of different companies during the current crisis. One firm that was interviewed laid off their entire digital team as one of the first cost-cutting measures.

Another company cut costs elsewhere and ensured their digital initiatives would continue uninterrupted.COVID-19 may prove to be a decisive event that further widens the digital divide between those who cut digital initiatives and those that prioritize them.

Those that were just sailing along with some digital initiatives but didn’t take it too seriously, now fall behind, while others pull ahead and may find new digital business models that put them in a leading position in their industries for years to come.

What side of the divide are you aiming for?

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COVID-19 Outbreak Encourages Increased Knowledge About Our Buildings

We talk a lot about how our buildings need to know us, to anticipate our needs before we even say them. But, how much do we know about our buildings? How much do we know their staff, their owners, and their vendors? How much do we know about who is in a building with us or what condition it is in? The fact of the matter is that we know next to nothing about our buildings except for the small […]

Sensative comment: A lot of the information discussed in this article is actually something that can be retrieved automatically through IoT and published in the building app for the tenant’s benefit. Contact us for a discussion about the possibilities.

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