FMLink Newsletter — Software — August 10, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Technology & Software — August 10, 2017

This Technology & Software newsletter is one of a series of five specialized newsletters, supplementing our weekly general newsletter (sent on Mondays). For each of five weeks you will receive a different specialized newsletter on Thursdays or Fridays, focusing on a different FM-related area. To manage which ones you receive, click on the link below.

This newsletter covers technology and software news from July 6 through August 9, 2017.


Since it makes sense to save energy and money with a building management system (BMS), see what is holding some FMs back (Surveys and Trends)

Need help knowing where to save energy in your building? Take a look at DOE’s “efficiency expert in a suitcase” (Energy » Products and Services)

If you manage a high-rise building, learn how this NFPA tool can help you assess your building’s risk (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

What is the next era of human-machine partnerships, and how can FMs prepare for it? See what the experts say in Dell’s new report (Surveys and Trends)

Research results on how maintenance professionals are using CMMS — find out how close your operations come (Surveys and Trends)

Learn how distributed networks, including blockchain technology, and artificial intelligence are impacting real estate in this report (Surveys and Trends)

See how you can use technology to manage occupancy patterns for efficiency and help recruiting in this CBRE report (Surveys and Trends)

When every second counts…to minimize loss of life and property, learn about video fire detectors (Products and Services » Publications)


Find out how asset management groups can certify they have integrated BIM into their processes (Products and Services » Publications)

Ready to reduce energy but not sure how? New ISO standards aim to bolster energy performance of buildings around the world (Regulations and Government)

Visual awareness technology screenshots

Get real-time visual awareness of your building — See how IoT-based visual mapping interface can show you what will happen in your building before it occurs (Contract Awards)

NeoCon 2017: If you’d like to use natural light to save energy, check out this motorized, virtually silent shade from MechoSystems (Other » Products and Services)

Expedite visitor access through lobby security systems with this SaaS app (Products and Services » Security)

If you’re wondering how to move your data center with the least downtime, check this new service (Products and Services » Services)

NeoCon 2017: If you need to provide secure storage to employees who change workspaces frequently, check out GANTNER’s award-winning, smart networked locking system (Products and Services » Security)

Find out what’s new in security robots, including 360-degree awareness and thermal imaging (Products and Services » Security)