Tag: internet of things

4 Ways to Ensure Data Privacy in Smart Buildings

Companies remain incentivized and pressured to switch to smart technologies, as they significantly improve efficiency, reduce energy costs, and provide analytics that support green initiatives. However, the more tech a business implements, the more susceptible it is to data compromises. Nations worldwide are working to enact legislation to bolster data privacy and data use transparency […]

Why Facilities Managers Should Consider Predictive Maintenance

What is a predictive maintenance model, and how can converting to it help your organization’s bottom line? These questions were explored in a recent Facilities Management Advisor webinar entitled “Predictive Maintenance: Why You Should Consider It,” sponsored by TMA Systems. The session featured Joe McVay, Product Manager for TMA Systems, who has over 10 years […]

The Cybersecurity Threats Facing Smart Buildings

Editor’s note: October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, so Facilities Management Advisor chose to repost this highly relevant article, originally published in April 2022. The threat of cybercrime impacts all businesses, no matter how big or small they are. The more advanced our operations become through modern software, the more open they are to outside attacks. […]

IIoT and Connected Devices: Perfect Partners that Help with Facilities Management

Advocates for using industrial internet of things (IIoT) technology in facilities management often cite room use, temperature, and air quality monitoring as examples of the technology’s benefits. Yet, multiple technologies are advancing rapidly, and while passive applications are useful to inform decisions, IIoT currently offers active and real-time benefits to optimize facilities, improve safety, and […]

Biggest Challenges for Facilities Managers in 2022

With the arrival of 2022, the world has begun to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and many things have changed about the way we live. This sweeping change has clearly created challenges in virtually every industry and every workplace, and this is certainly true for facilities managers. Of course, it is worth pointing out that […]

3 Ways Smart Buildings Will Change the Role of the Facility Manager

Smart buildings are becoming increasingly popular. These buildings provide the information needed to make more intelligent and efficient decisions when managing them. And, they continue to bridge the gap between physical assets and digital innovations by leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT), data collection, and smart analytics. For FM professionals, smart buildings are reshaping the […]

How IT/OT Has Turned Physical Security Into Cybersecurity

Anyone paying attention to the security industry of the past decade can tell you that the way we implement and carry out our tactical security programs is very different today than it used to be. Technology has brought massive changes into the physical security space, with smart cameras replacing eyeballs for surveillance, our cell phones […]