Analytics software with machine learning (ML) algorithms is an invaluable asset for facilities managers. These platforms make sense of the raw data the sensors collect from a building’s various systems to detect anomalies, trends, and opportunities for improvement. They drive advanced automation strategies and act as the brains of cutting-edge smart buildings.
Prior to 2020, building occupancy management was often an afterthought for smart buildings, even though the technology was widely available. Then Covid-19 happened. Global economies shut down, businesses shuttered, and public spaces became off-limits. When the world began opening back up, social distancing restrictions required strict limits on the number of people who could occupy a building. Suddenly, building occupancy management became a top priority.