Installing workspace sensors in your office to measure space utilization can prove very beneficial. Here, we outline the different sensor types at Ubiqisense and their benefits.
Workspace sensors: Getting it right
Optimize space utilization
Space utilization is about optimizing your available real estate and spaces to reduce unused square feet. You can read more about space utilization here.
Sensors in the workplace can have many functions: to control lighting or the temperature or to measure space occupancy.
Occupancy sensors might be the most intelligent solution yet, however. Occupancy sensors allow you to accurately measure how your spaces are being utilized, which can ultimately result in more productive employees, optimized real estate costs, and better designed spaces.
How can sensors help your business?
To know which sensors to install in your office, you first need to know exactly what you want to achieve with the sensors. Not many managers are aware of the importance of optimizing space usage, and a reason for this could be that they don’t know the benefits, both tangible and intangible, it can bring. Briefly, optimizing space utilization can result in:
What type of occupancy sensor does my business need?
These sensors enable comparisons between individual employees, teams, or departments, and they provide you insight on how much desks are utilized across locations. You can get insights down to seat level, knowing which seats are occupied, vacant, or in use (taken, but nobody sits there). See more in our dashboard.
These sensors can be placed at entrances, and you can use them to measure how many people are present in your building. In other words, the sensor counts people as they walk into – or out of - the building. It also allows you insights into peak hours in your building in regard to when the building is the fullest as well as when people are entering and exiting the building the most.
These sensors are used in meeting rooms and office spaces, and they’re mounted on the wall depending on your needs, as they are unaffected by present desks, chairs, breakout spaces, lounges, etc.
They provide you with insights into which areas are used by most people (and how frequently), and which are unused. Moreover, you can get data on available spaces, desks, meeting rooms, etc. Ubiqisense’s workspace sensors have a social distancing functionality, which can help you reopen your office to your employees.
The wall-mounted sensor can also be used for smaller rooms such as meeting rooms, allowing you to, for example, see if a meeting room has been booked but is empty. Thus, gone are the days where you have to waste valuable time every week on finding a vacant room.
There are many use cases and applications for occupancy sensors, and there are even more benefits to having them in your office. Occupancy data not only allows you to improve your space utilization and employee productivity as well as optimizing real estate costs; it also makes it easier to onboard new employees and to handle employee and company growth. Through supporting an agile work environment, occupancy sensors will make your office futureproof.