The future of work is hereAs the way we work evolves, there are expectations for more flexible spaces which meet changing demands. Smart Workplace solutions provide the transparency and insight to make more data-driven decisions for your property portfolio. Explore Siemens technologies that support workplace health & safety and real estate right-sizing - designed to help organisations in Australia and New Zealand stay competitive and improve the building user's experience.
IoT solutions designed to drive productivity, flexibility & sustainability
Siemens equips global offices with its Smart Workplace technology to enable hybrid working model
The technologies will support a safe return to the workplace for employees across the globe, including in Australia and New Zealand, and lays the foundation for more agile and future-oriented working.
Transparency into space utilization for the workplace of the future
Smart Workplace applications can provide accurate insight into building usage, occupancy views and patterns. Our Comfy app provides corporate real estate leaders with the insights for better space utilization and planning. The dashboards and reports offer actionable data for:
- Portfolio view: To gauge portfolio utilization and understand most utilized buildings within the portfolio
- Building view: To gain immediate view into preferred and used floors and to determine peak use for real estate right-sizing
- Floor view: To understand room and desk occupancy levels, recognize clusters and understand utilization trends and demands for better planning
Leveraging on the data collected by our Enlighted IoT sensor network, users have a detailed, non-intrusive views of workspaces and employee movement, which can be used to increase productivity, optimize workspaces for higher utilization and drive cost-saving initiatives.
Give employees and building occupants greater transparency and control on desk or room availability
A Workplace app enables engagement with occupants and keep them informed, safe and productive. Accomodate social distancing through configurable desk booking, help occupants find and select amenities to prevent overcrowding or search if a colleague is working from home or the office. The app can also provide timely updates related to COVID-19 or configure content for localized needs and mandates.
When integrated with Enlighted IoT sensors, social distancing measures established can also be managed by building operators through insights provided by data on the utilization of rooms or common office spaces. The platform allows users to ensure guidelines are being adhered to based on set thresholds.
Seamlessly connecting occupants directly to the buildingBy connecting to existing workplace systems, the Workplace experience app provides occupants personalized control over their building environment. Our solution seamlessly connects occupants directly to the building through a single, intuitive app, empowering them to control aspects of their building environment including temperature, lighting, meeting rooms, and more. Applications include:
Did you know that the right lighting conditions can positively impact employee alertness and productivity? Human Centric Lighting (HCL) improves overall well-being of building occupants by adjusting the intensity and colour temperature to support circadian rhythm, enhance concentration, or to simply help relax. With smart lighting solutions, employees are in greater control of their environment and building owners can drive greater energy efficiency.
- Daylight harvesting: Enlighted smart sensors adjust ambient light levels to save energy by taking advantage of available daylight. Sensors may be grouped together, ensuring a uniform light level for a harmonious visual experience.
- Task tuning: Settings can be programmed to individual areas, based on each area’s intended usage, to create appropriate lighting for any task and schedule.
- Occupancy: Switch on or off lighting and adjust HVAC based on occupancy of the space. Vacancy detection further contributes to energy savings.
- Tunable white: Enlighted allows color temperature and intensity to be adjusted, increasing occupant comfort and well-being through perceptions of color temperature. Warm-hued white light promotes a feeling of calm, while cool white hues increase alertness.
Balancing safety with privacy
The Enlighted 'Safe' application enables accurate contact tracing through an algorithm which utilizes both proximity and the duration of encounters. If a building occupant tests positive, the application can identify the individuals the infected person was in contact with for a selected date range and proximity. 'Safe' then displays a list of each encounter and the duration of exposure.
With anonymity options, the application balances safety with privacy - helping facilitate greater user adoption. 'Safe' also provides insight on how much contact is happening within the building to develop a plan for risk reduction. It utilizes the same Real-Time Location Services (RTLS) infrastructure as the Enlighted 'Where' app, an asset tracking solution that offers additional use cases.
Explore other applications to turn this data into actionable insightsSmart sensors are installed in and powered by each lighting fixture in a building, creating a dense sensor network with advanced motion tracking and occupancy detection capabilities. Applications to turn this data into actionable insights include:
Providing data about how the building is being utilized by its occupants allows building management to adjust usage to increase energy efficiency. Temperature and lighting can automatically adjust based on occupancy, providing comfort levels where people are and reducing energy usage where they aren’t. And sensors monitor changes in ambient light levels to maintain the desired level of overhead lighting.
Building managers use motion, occupancy and space utilization data to deliver improved space planning, better return on real estate capital investments and optimized employee workflows. Space utilization analytics provide insights using data collected 24/7 across the building. Detailed utilization metrics inform better space planning decisions.
Real-time location services keep people and equipment safe and secure and ensure business continuity. Equipment theft can be prevented by triggering alerts when valuable assets leave a designated area. In the event of an emergency, sensors can locate people in the building and provide valuable information to first responders, who can assist employees to safety and quickly exit the building. By analyzing the flow patterns of occupants and understanding the average number of building occupants on a given day, security presence and procedures can be adjusted accordingly to enhance safety and security.
Using Bluetooth LE tags and dashboards, real-time location services can locate equipment and visitor or staff badges. The system also uses virtual tags to locate Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices like smart phones or tablets. Employees can quickly locate the nearest available equipment, saving staff time and improving customer response times, e.g. a nurse locating a wheelchair for a patient. Asset utilization can also be increased, resulting in reduced capital expenditures. Visitors can use wayfinding to easily find their way around a building, improving the customer experience.