11 October Workplace Occupancy Sensing October 11, 2019 By Gina Wurms office |Bluetooth Low Energy|, |server based| 0 An occupancy tracking system provides an overview of workspace usage and offers valuable insight into how the office environment is being used. At a glance status information on workspace occupancy real-time and historical analytics Problem Definition Under- or over-utilized workspaces – office space is typically not used effectively. With office facilities being one of the biggest cost factors for organizations, making efficient use of the available space is crucial. Without reliably measuring workplace occupancy, however, organizations struggle with achieving a flexible, agile and space-efficient office portfolio. Solution An occupancy sensing system provides employees with a trouble-free way to find an available workspace. An app and/or a terminal solution can allow users to view occupied and unoccupied workspaces, having the possibility to reserve a workspace. What’s more, the solution enables corporate management and facilities management to clearly understand how the workplace is actually being used. This actual use can then be taken into account, for example, for cleaning the office space. In this approach, occupancy is captured passively, without employees having to carry an additional tag like a beacon. By identifying both increases and decreases in workspace utilization, the system delivers useful data to help determine if a workplace is meeting demand and making adjustments for optimal use of office space. Technical Implementation Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons with built-in motion sensor capability are attached to the office chairs. A small number of infsoft Locator Nodes are installed in the areas to be monitored. Optionally, the range can be enhanced by using infsoft 360° Antennas. The highly sensitive motion sensor of the beacon registers whether an office chair is currently occupied. To prevent releasing a desk too quickly (e.g. during coffee breaks), it is possible to define a time period in which the workspace remains reserved in the system even without movement. The Locator Nodes detect the incoming Bluetooth signals of the beacons and forward the data to the infsoft LocAware platform®, where it is intelligently processed. Via infsoft Sensors, the real-time occupancy status information can be displayed on a floorplan view. infsoft Analytics enables administrators to access the data in order to obtain insights into space utilization via visual heatmaps and other customizable reporting functions. Use Case PDF for Download Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Workplace Safety and Health Management in an Industrial Complex This use case by infsoft describes how a monitoring and tracking solution can ensure workplace health and safety. Read More Indoor Navigation and Tracking of Changing Workplaces An employee app for companies provides an overview of the current occupancy of workstations and meeting rooms. Read More Occupancy Analysis in Fitness Studios The analysis of position data in fitness studios contributes to an improved utilization and an optimized experience for members. Read More Occupancy Analysis of Office Buildings With indoor positioning and tracking, the management of large offices can be made much more efficient. Findings on how employees actually use the office space enable them to plan office space better and adapt it to their needs. Read More Dead Man Control via Indoor Positioning A dead man's switch is used for work safety at individual workplaces or on dangerous machines. With infsoft Indoor Positioning, the position of the employee in question is forwarded to a control center in an emergency, so that help can be provided quickly in an emergency. Read More Management of Conference Rooms Condition sensors in combination with a workflow management tool enable an efficient management of conference rooms. Read More Comments are closed.