Five Tech Trends Impacting Facility Management
We live in a world where technology is constantly evolving. This leads to brand new solutions and approaches to common problems and challenges that we face not only in everyday life, but also in the realm of facility management. Below, we look at five recent tech trends that are influencing our industry, and how they may help to further improve it in the future.
1. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
When you hear about virtual reality and augmented reality it is difficult to understand what sort of an impact it can possibly have on operations within a facility management company. It is, after all, a fun, interactive tech trend with no real bearing on what’s going around us, right? Wrong! According to experts, VR and AR is set to change the facility management industry for the better in the following ways:
a. It will help to improve productivity and efficiency by overlaying routes for service workers, showing exactly where they are needed next.
b. It can be used to pan around a building with the help of active sensor data, making it possible to spot potential problems and zooming in on those areas.
While probably not good news for job creation, robotics is sure to further improve facility management for owners. Cleaning robots, for example, will be able to carry out duties automatically with very little, if any, supervision at all. This is a cost-effective alternative to hiring employees.
Drones allow facility management companies to keep a close eye on buildings and identify when maintenance is required without having to send a host of employees every few days to conduct a thorough inspection. Thermal imaging cameras used at night can also be used to check out a client’s building’s energy efficiency.
4. Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence is set to be used to identify problems within the facility management world by analysing copious amounts of data. Using all this data, it will also help to provide the most effective solutions, analysing potential risk factors all the while.
5. Wireless Protocols
Things like access control security and key cards have been around for many years already. The great news is that this technology is continuing to advance. According to experts, soon enough there will be a system that signs you in as you walk into the office, unlocks the relevant rooms before you get to them, loads your account on the computer as you enter your office or cubicle, and, thankfully for those who tend to be a bit forgetful after a long, tiring day, reminds you exactly where you parked your car as you leave.
If you are looking for an affordable, flexible facility management company that embraces the latest tech trends and advancements in an effort to provide you with a level of service quality that is truly second to none, it’s time to get in touch with the Manifest Facility Management team. We look forward to your call!