Workplace sensors – the science behind workplace optimisation and wellbeing

More than just a real time occupancy solution, sensor technology enables data-led space management decisions.

Sensor deployment and resulting analytics provides deep insight about space utilisation, environmental conditions and user behaviour. This allows organisations to make continuous refinements to workplace environments, and informed decisions on their real estate strategy.

Benefits include:

  • Cost reduction: real estate is the second largest cost after people. By understanding space utilisation, there is an opportunity to unlock significant savings by identifying under-utilised space. 
  • Occupancy monitoring: sensors help identify trends in occupancy levels and deliver the insight needed to enhance your workplace without tracking people or their personal information. Workplace sensors also provide threshold analytics to monitors specific thresholds such as fire loading limits on floors or density levels. Automated alerts ensure compliance with your occupancy level policies and Health and Safety regulations.
  •  Building health monitoring: workplace sensors ensure a safe and healthy workplace by monitoring specific metrics such as temperature, humidity, light, noise and air quality.
  • Wayfinding: live information through interactive digital signage on what spaces are available throughout the day, allows employees to identify workstations and meeting spaces’ availability  


ABW supported by accurate data collection technology are enabling London based companies to make substantial occupancy cost savings.


average collaboration space utilisation. Empirical data into the effectiveness of specific work settings enables improvement strategies to be devised based on fact.


meeting room efficiency. Real time insight into occupation (61.6%) and optimisation (40.6) provides a breath of fresh air in the fight to truly understand enclosed space usage.


of Millennials consider technology in the workplace when choosing a new position.

Workplace analytics

Sensor technology, coupled with physical observations and a staff survey can provide an accurate picture of how a workplace is currently utilised. On an ongoing basis, it can provide not only utilisation of various work settings, but also environmental factors within the space such as heat, light and noise. Depending on requirements, there are also options to include additional services such as room and desk bookings, and integration into a building management system.

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