Honeywell’s Acquisition Of Sine Will Enable More Digitized Approaches To 2021 Workplace Re-Entry

In December 2020, Honeywell, a global technology solutions firm, announced that it had acquired Sine, a provider of visitor, compliance and contractor management software for schools, offices, and industrial facilities. Honeywell plans to leverage Sine to enhance Forge, Honeywell’s enterprise performance management offering, that helps clients visualize operational workflows on dashboards, displaying the status of processes, physical assets, and building occupants. Forge can also display such visuals on hand-held devices contractors use whilst working on-site.

Sine will extend the Honeywell Forge offering, by providing a tool for helping organizations keep a digital record of visitors as part of their daily operations. For example, building materials firm CEMEX uses Sine to check-in thousands of visitors into its sites every month, from project staff, to contractors and other types of guests. Sine’s solution also includes check-in forms with pre-screening questions to support COVID-19 safety efforts. Indeed, many sites require confirmations from incoming guests that they possess the specific qualifications, education, training and working gear necessary to be allowed on-site.

In the immediate term, there are commercial opportunities for Honeywell to tap into as part of 2021 return to work programmes. Sine, for example, can integrate with thermal camera solutions, and be used as part of occupant capacity management as well as contact tracing efforts. It also helps firms to digitize visitor management; its mobile app uses geofencing to set up a virtual perimeter around a facility which enables repeat visitors to easily check-in and out.

Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, visitor management solutions like Sine will continue to support corporate digitization efforts and contractor compliance requirements. To find out more about the dynamic visitor management market, read our recent report, which includes a profile on Sine, 10 Innovative And Exciting Visitor Management Firms To Watch In 2020.

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Ibrahim Yate

Senior Analyst, Verdantix

Ibrahim is a Senior Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice, which he joined in 2016. His current agenda covers innovation in software and hardware solutions for space management, workplace management, and workplace systems integration. Ibrahim holds an MSc from Imperial College London and MA from Cambridge University.