Space reservation and utilization solutions use IoT-enabled occupancy and motion sensors to monitor how workspace is being used. Office and property managers can use this information to better dedicate and utilize space, both to lower operating costs and to better meet the needs of their employees or tenants.
As companies increasingly embrace remote working and collaborative work environments, employees spend less and less time at their desks. In fact, 40 percent of office space paid for by companies is left empty as employees work out of the office or spend time in common spaces.
IoT-enabled space reservation and utilization solutions allow companies to measure exactly how office space is currently being used and optimize space utilization to lower costs and boost productivity.
Occupancy sensors use motion detection to monitor whether or not a room is being used, allowing systems to automatically update room bookings, turn off lights when rooms are not in use, and monitor which rooms are being under-utilized. For example, if a conference room is often being booked, but not used, or used for groups far below its capacity, a manager might create additional, smaller meeting space to free up the room for other uses.
Key Benefits of IoT-Enabled Space Reservation and Utilization
- Reduce energy use by turning off lights and electronics when rooms are not in use
- Reduce real estate costs by adjusting underutilized space to better meet needs.
- Improve productivity in office space by adjusting the purpose of rooms to better meet employee needs, for example, creating more collaborative space or removing unused desk space.