Internet of Things – IOT – In Cleaning, Facility and Landscaping
Sensors and connectivity have become smaller and cheaper. This means that we can apply them more easily. The growth in the number of ‘connected’ things – IOT – in cleaning facility and landscaping is enormous. In our core industries, cleaning and facility we are moving towards a new era. One that’s characterized less by smart sensors but more by the data generated by it.
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Our app and data platform provides information for your mobile workforce, which is a combination of incoming manual and smart data from physical objects like machines (or even robots), clothes, materials, sensors and trolleys. Also data out of the Smart Building like occupancy and indoor location is gathered.
The ultimate goal is to work more efficiently and transparently. Service providers like contract cleaners and landscaping companies have an overview, and from there you can automate work floor processes. Central to this search is information that can be used as input for work processes. We have failed and learned a lot over the last years. All current (pilot) solutions provide more efficiency and transparency.
IoT Solutions & Examples
- With people counters you can measure the occupancy in rooms;
- With smart bin sensors you monitor the filing rate of a bin;
- Smart Washroom sensors notify you when to clean;
- With beacons you have a cheap and scalable solution sensing that a cleaner was in an important room.
- With RFID Tracking (for example Connected Cleanroom with our partner Berendsen) you can manage your assets like clothes, mops or other important products.
- And we have an easy to implement solution to see where the cleaner is in the building.
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Solutions at our Features page
We are not bound by any specific technology, for indoor solutions we use WIFI, zigbee or bluetooth. Outside buildings we can use LoRa, NBiot or NFC. For every solution, we look for the best fit in sensor technology and connectivity: what works best and is affordable? We are tech agnostic.
The current solutions enable us to measure how a building or product is being used. But it doesn’t stop there. Because we measure everything digitally, we build historical data on the usage of buildings. Analyze this historical data and you can optimize this analysis to take appropriate action.
The Binster – Bin sensor – measures the filling rate of waste bins. As a result, we know how full the bins are real-time, and we can select full bins. The result is a task to empty the full bins rather than all the bins because it was planned. We’re always looking for partners who want to share data, learn from there and move into new business models.
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Should you want to get hands-on with IoT, we would recommend you follow our IoT workshop. This is a half day program in which we help you discover opportunities to make a start with IoT. Getting active with IoT results in better questions and, therefore, better solutions. Discover what solutions we can offer for your company, download our information package below.
Discover more on technological developments and applications within the Cleaning industry by downloading one of our whitepapers, reports or surveys! Or check out our webinars on demand at our learning centre.