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The Quantified Building

IoT for FM

Imagine if every asset of your building — fans, doors, furniture, coffee makers, windows — contained a tiny embedded sensor that gathered simple data to determine the actual behaviour of those assets.

Imagine having systems in place that could capture this data and use it in real time to adjust behaviour and signal human intervention as needed. Imagine being able to analyse the accumulation of this data over time to assess structural improvements and optimize operations.

This is the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) for FM. So, what is actually happening in IoT-related technology and how can you plan for its adoption?

This article originally ran in the FMJ, the official magazine of the International Facility Management Association.

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