Smart Innovators: Sensor Devices For Smart Workplaces And Built Environments

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Executive Summary

The need for more real-time data insights is accelerating. Corporate real estate, facilities and workplace leaders are increasingly challenged to better understand how their buildings are operating and being used, and to ensure their workers and occupants are well-tended. From monitoring indoor air quality (IAQ) and navigating occupant density due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to modifying buildings for greater energy efficiency, the entire smart workplace and building information chain is dependent on receiving accurate, timely and secure data from diverse types of sensors. This report analyses key trends in the sensor device market and highlights offerings from 30 representative providers across primary workplace and smart building use cases. Sensor device and solutions vendors continue to innovate, providing more integrated capabilities to deliver deeper insights into the behaviours of workers and building occupants and the conditions of spaces. Corporate real estate, workplace experience and facilities management (FM) professionals should use this report to understand the types of sensor products available and refine their workplace and building instrumentation strategies.

Table of contents

Smart Workplace And Building Sensor Providers Step Up To Address Critical Market Needs 
A Confluence Of Trends Drives Increased Interest In Sensor Solutions
Smart Sensor Technology Reaches An Inflection Point For Greater Accessibility, Affordability And Accuracy

The Cumulative Impact Of Smart Sensor Data Drives Value 
Smart Building And Workplace Sensor-Driven Use Cases Expand In Scope And Criticality
Vendors Position To Control Tomorrow’s Data-Driven Workplaces And Smart Building Topologies

Table of figures

Figure 1.  Organizations Embrace Smart Sensor Technologies 
Figure 2. Smart Workplace And Building Sensor Use Categories 
Figure 3. Smart Device And IoT Solution Stack Variants 
Figure 4. Smart Sensor Device Offerings For Workplace And Built Environment Use Cases 

About the author

Sandy Rogers

Principal Analyst
Sandy is a Principal Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Building practice. Her research agenda focuses on the intersection of IT and OT digital strategies and technologies, including the IoT landscape.  Sandy’s experience prior to joining Verdantix included work as a research director and technology industry analyst in IT service technologies and operations at Forrester, and at IDC covering software, vertical markets, and Web services. She has worked in competitive research and strategy consulting at Fuld & Company and developed research for thought leadership at Deloitte. Sandy holds a Business Degree in Marketing and Management Science from the University of Rhode Island. 

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