Another very popular type of tool that you can use to manage your workspace better is IoT tools. These tools use sensors, applications, and AI to make for a very efficient and smart workplace. These tools usually allow people to control various aspects of the office through their phones and laptops alone.
These IoT tools will track how many people are in the office, the temperature, and control parking. Some tools can even allow you to shift the walls and tables around in the office, giving employees the privacy they want.
How IoT Makes the Workspace Easier to Manage
IoT can often feel like something straight out of science fiction movies. However, while it cannot terraform buildings just yet, using IoT in workspace management can prove to be very effective. As more and more features continue to integrate within IoT, it is bringing about more benefits.
Improving Space Utilization
Most IoT sensors have become so advanced that they can triangulate how best to use space in an office. They will consider all of the furniture that you have as well as the total space you have. After making calculations and considering certain things, it will show off a map of the floor.
This map will show you where and how the AI has placed all of the furniture. This can save you considerable space and money in real estate fees, as you can better utilize the space you have.
Reducing Energy Usage
Another way that these self-serving sensors can help is by tracking body heat signatures to see if people are in specific rooms. If the sensors find no one in a specific space, it will close the lights, fans, and other electronics. LED blubs work especially well with IoT, as they can connect to smart devices easily.
Using IoT can help you track the different electronics consuming energy and how you can better save money. The system can also make use of proximity sensors, which will follow when people are close. If they are, the sensors will turn on the device, and as soon as the individual leaves, it will turn off.
Better Control Office Climate
Another great benefit that comes with an IoT thermostat is that you will not have to regulate the temperature yourself. Instead, you can set a specific temperature on the thermostat, which will connect to other heating or cooling devices.
It will continue to track the temperature and turn on or off the appliance to maintain a specific temperature. If you happen to raise the temperature for the workspace, the self-serving IoT will adjust the climate naturally.