How to optimise the workspace by using IoT

Judy
September 13, 2022
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A lot has been said about the effect of an optimal workspace environment on employee productivity. Studies have shown that an uncomfortable chair, bad air quality, noise levels and lighting can lead to decreased focus and increased stress levels. Fortunately, recent technological advancements allow companies to become aware of the work environment by automating and optimising their workspaces using IoT sensors and actuators. This blog post will explore how businesses can use sensors to improve workplace comfort and boost productivity. 

 

The definition of IoT and its implication in the workspace

 

The Internet of Things, often shortened to IoT, is a term used to describe the growing network of physical devices that are connected to the internet. This includes everything from smartphones and laptops to smart home devices and wearables. By 2025, it is estimated that there will be over 75 billion IoT devices in use worldwide. The implications of this technology are far-reaching, and it is already starting to change the way we work. For example, many office buildings now have sensor-equipped entryways that can track employee comings and goings.This data can then be used to improve building security or optimise heating and lighting systems. In the future, IoT devices will only become more ubiquitous, and they are sure to have a profound impact on the workplace.

 

How to connect devices to a cloud platform

Infodeck's LoRaWAN solution is a great way to connect devices to the cloud platform. The Infodeck team has developed a robust IoT backbone that can support a wide variety of sensors and devices. In addition, Infodeck offers a wide range of services and support options to help you get the most out of your LoRaWAN solution. Infodeck's team of experts can help you choose the right sensors and devices for your application, and they can also provide guidance on how to connect your devices to the Infodeck Cloud. Infodeck's LoRaWAN solution is an excellent way to get started with IoT, and it's a great choice for applications that require a robust, reliable, and scalable solution.

 

Types of devices that can be used for optimising the workspace  

There are a variety of devices that can be used to optimise the workspace.  Workspace occupancy sensors are devices that can be used to optimise the workspace. They detect the presence of people count in an area and can be used to trigger lighting, temperature and ventilation controls. This can help to save energy and improve comfort levels for occupants. Noise level sensors are another type of device that can be used to optimise the workspace. They measure noise levels and can be used to trigger sound-masking systems or other noise-reduction measures. Door/window magnetic contact sensors are another type of device that can be used to monitor foot traffic and prevent unauthorised entry.. They detect when doors or windows are opened and can be used to trigger security systems or HVAC controls.

 

Benefits of using IoT in the workplace

The pandemic has forced businesses to rethink the way they operate. For many, the move to remote work has been a success, and there are no plans to return to the office full-time. However, this shift has also created some challenges, particularly when it comes to managing data and maintaining access security. The internet of things (IoT) can help to address these issues by providing a way to collect and analyse data from a variety of devices. IoT can also help to automate tasks and improve communication between employees. In the post-pandemic workplace, IoT is likely to play an essential role in helping businesses operate effectively and efficiently.

 

Challenges faced while implementing IoT in the workplace 

Installing the Infodeck solution is easy and only takes a few minutes. However, once it is up and running, there are a number of challenges that can arise. One of the most common issues is data interpretation. It can be challenging to know how to use this data to improve workplace efficiency; the Infodeck cloud dashboard provides users with many pre-built tiles with easy-to-read visual design and ready templates to choose. Set rules to trigger and automate in just a few steps to optimise the workspace.

Another challenge is keeping the system up-to-date. Because the IoT solution relies on a cloud-based platform, it is crucial to ensure that all systems are running optimally. Otherwise, users may not be able to take full advantage of the features and benefits of the system.

Lastly, it is important to have a clear understanding of the various data sources that are being collected by the IoT solution. This data can be precious for now and future technology upgrades.

By understanding these challenges, businesses can be better prepared to implement an IoT solution in their workplace.

 

The future of IoT and its impact on work productivity 

The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to the growing network of physical objects that are connected to the internet. This includes everything from smartphones and laptops to wearable devices and home appliances. According to a recent report from Cisco, there will be nearly 28 billion connected devices by 2022, representing a major increase from the 8.4 billion devices that were connected in 2017.

The rapid expansion of IoT is having a significant impact on work productivity. For example, employees are now able to use IoT-enabled devices to track their work hours, receive real-time updates on projects, and stay connected with colleagues while away from the office. In addition, IoT is also changing the way businesses operate. For instance, companies are using IoT data to improve their supply chain management and optimise their production processes. As the IoT continues to grow, it is expected to have a profound impact on work productivity around the world.

 

Author’s note:

Workspace optimisation is a process that can be improved by using IoT.  

- There are many ways to improve workspace efficiency, and one of them is through the use of sensors and a easy to use cloud platform.   

- IoT can help to make better decisions about how to use office space and resources.    

- The bottomline: Implementing IoT in the workplace can lead to increased productivity and cost savings.

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