One of the major growth areas for the is in -efficiency. According to a study conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), can reduce use by up to 68% with up to a 60% in . However, this is not the only use-case for monitoring and analytics. also has an important role to play in overhead reduction, improved health outcomes, and business performance.
As advances and changes the way people interact with the physical , it is critical for the environments we occupy to reflect people’s needs. The way individuals use and interact with the infrastructure around them directly affects their productivity and health, therefore monitoring and analyzing real-time interactions can lead to both financial benefits, as well as providing countless opportunities for optimization.
Advantages of Occupancy Sensing
of the future management system. sensors are only one of the many smart technologies being used to build smart interconnected buildings. With their diverse range of applications and advantages, from improved efficiency, to the creation of responsive and dynamic environments, sensors are an integral stack in the
By connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT) newtork, , but also collect data on and use, and store it in the cloud. This enables stakeholders to access and analyze this information remotely, enabling strategic long-term and real-time resource optimization. sensors can not only communicate with a ‘s and
Our Occupancy Sensing Technology
At Bare Conductive our stack is made up of of printed capacitive sensors, hardware, and software which can seamlessly integrate into most environments to monitor usage. The advantages of our include low-cost large , discrete integration, anonymous and real-time data analysis.
Our data can be streamed to the cloud and integrated into existing management systems and dashboards, providing facilities management teams with real-time insights into utilization and levels. Unlike many existing technologies, our printed sensors can be programmed to detect a range of inputs, so the same can be used as a , , or event reader depending on the required outcome.
Our unique printed can be retrofitted seamlessly to existing surfaces, or printed directly onto materials becoming a functional and invisible part of the floor or wall architecture. Non-intrusive and discrete, our sensors offer a cost-effective way to scale monitoring systems throughout buildings, while protecting the privacy of occupants.
Our can and monitor , providing a wide range of advantages such as:
- Reducing Costs – Our sensors can detect whether a is occupied or not, and save by adjusting and usage accordingly. Financial savings can also be achieved by optimizing staff allocation based on events.
- Resource optimization – Our floor sensors can be used for to monitor , providing real-time data on how different spaces are being used to facilities management. This data can be used to optimize utilization of an , , , , or even the whole .
- Improving staff wellness and health – Our sensors can improve occupants’ day-to-day experience by communicating with management systems to coordinate and by . Creating working environments where , and hygiene are automatically controlled can reduce sick days and improve employee morale and productivity.
- Improving hygiene – Monitoring frequently touched surfaces and utilization (like bathrooms) allows cleaning events to be scheduled based on real-time use rather than timed schedules, optimizing for both hygiene and resource.
- Anonymity – Our does not track individuals, but rather anonymous events, offering privacy and compliance with data protection, while providing valuable data and insights.
- Improving staff productivity – Monitoring analytics from our sensors allows for increased efficiency, as data can be used not only to improve usage, but also to determine when, and where, staff should be deployed.
The Smart Spaces of the Future
As smart buildings become increasingly interconnected and automated, sensors that can scale and evolve with the changing requirements of a will be essential. Our Dynamically Functional Surface offers both a degree of seamless integration and adaptability designed to adjust to the changing needs of both occupants and buildings.
To find out more how our sensors can help you manage and improve your ‘s usage, hygiene and get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To test or prototype your own sensors with our off-the-shelf , browse our range of development kits.