Internet of Things in the flexible workplace


IoT in the flexible workplace

IoT, there is a big chance you’ve heard the term before, you might even know it has something to do with the internet, and that sensors can be involved. We can also imagine you have no idea what it is, what it means, and what you can do with it. In this article, we want to explain all you need to know about IoT. Okay, maybe not all, but at least it will give you an idea of what it is, and it can inspire you to implement IoT in your own company.

What is IoT?

IoT as an abbreviation means Internet of Thing. If we look it up, it’s a system of interrelated computing devices, that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human interaction. This still sounds quite difficult doesn’t it? In easier words: it’s a system of different objects. All these objects are internet connected, and are able to collect and transfer data over a wireless network. Human intervention is not necessary, the system does it all by it selves.

An example might make the concept even clearer. Nowadays, a lot of people wear or have an activity tracker. It can be a watch, or maybe you have an application on your phone. Either way, it collects data during the day, and monitors key health indicators in real time. It knows your heartbeat, temperature, activity, and much more. Maybe you’ve even connected, so it sends a message when you need certain medicine. There are a lot of possibilities, but once set up, you don’t need to do anything except live your life. Another example can be found in a home security installation.  Cameras, sensors, microphones, lights, and more all work together to create a safe environment. They are all in contact with each other and collect, transfer, and communicate data when needed.

Where does PADS4 fit in this?

One of the PADS4 modules, is the IoT module. This part of the PADS4 software platform adds value to your entire building. Adding sensors to your building creates a clear overview of your building occupancy, and it helps when someone is looking for an available space to work. It ensures real-time information, since the sensors are aware of the availability of a room or desk. Besides real-time data, with sensors you also receive occupancy data. That data can then be used to improve your building even more. It can show you when peak hours occur in a certain area, how many ghost bookings are made, how often desks are used, and any other data you can think of.

PADS4 supports RFID readers in meeting room and desk screens. This allows you employees to confirm the actual usage of the meeting room or desk. This can help you to prevent ghost bookings ands will optimize the use of the building.

You can optimize the employee experience by adding the PADS4 occupancy sensor to a meeting room or desk. This PADS4 sensor will automatically check-in on a meeting for the attendees or confirm the desk booking when somebody take a seat at the desk. It will also detect unplanned use of a room or desk. Giving you utilization overview you need.

Would you like to know more about IoT and our PADS4 occupancy sensor? Or are you curious how you can use PADS4? Contact us, we look forward to hearing from you!