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What is IoT and how can it help you better manage your building maintenance?

Jan 6, 2023 | Public | 0 comments

Are you part of the 59 per cent of facility managers planning to invest in technology to improve efficiency? If so, you need to take a look at IoT.

IoT (internet of things) technology is a rapidly growing tool for building owners and managers as a way to level up your data integration.

IoT technology is a new way to connect your web-enabled devices so that they work together to manage inventory, scheduling, and more. This technology integrates your processes to save time, money, and get you the data you need at your fingertips.

There are a lot of things you can do to get your maintenance management to the next level, and IoT is a 2023 trend you don’t want to miss out on.

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Getting started

With any technology, a learning curve is to be expected, so implement these tools one step at a time to ensure you are getting the most out of your investment. Experts suggest starting with traffic counting as a simple step to monitor building occupancy. Accessing this information alone can lead to better security, more efficient staffing, improved maintenance scheduling, and more.

Next, look for other opportunities to integrate data to improve performance. Could you use better inventory management? More accurate shipping and receiving schedules? Improved energy efficiency or water use?

This may seem like an overwhelming endeavour at first but taking it one step at a time and scaling it to your building will allow you to get the tools you need and be able to use them to your advantage.

What about security?

With all your data integrated, what about a security breach? Research indicates that 45 per cent of facility managers are concerned about security with this new technology, and that is definitely something to consider. In implementing this technology, you will also need to invest in cybersecurity to protect your data and your company.

This is something to consider as part of your budget planning when looking at overall costing. Factor in a security system to stay protected as you adopt new technology.

IoT can help you maximize efficiency, from maintenance to security to building automation, and beyond. Accessing real-time insights and tracking your processes will allow you to manage your building’s maintenance for better performance.

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