FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — August 1, 2019

This Operations & Maintenance 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 operations and maintenance news from June 27 through July 31, 2019.


The evolution of robotics (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Floor cleaning equipment is moving from rare to mainstream

Find out what award-winning landlords and tenants are doing to save energy and reduce costs (Developments » Industry Awards)

datacolorBenchmarking security – Using best practices to improve performance (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

What types of incident drills does your organization conduct, and should you be involved? Gain insight from this security poll (Surveys and Trends)

Battling summer carpet stains? Try these cleaning tips from Whittaker (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

The AACEM/ISSA autonomous cleaning survey (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Adoption and perception of the emerging robotics industry for cleaning

Need to revamp your cleaning program? ISSA’s new consulting service can help you get better results and worker satisfaction (Associations and Organizations)

Benchmarking laundry (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Using benchmarks to improve laundry operations and costs


From disaster recovery and restoration to integrated facility services, see how ISS is creating high-functioning environments for two European organizations’ facilities across 9 countries (Contract Awards)

How to keep fire doors, dampers and door locking safe and secure: NFPA offers testing and maintenance training (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

Find out how your facilities team can take advantage of ISSA’s newly acquired infection control and biorisk management training (Associations and Organizations)

RIDGID’s SeeSnake plumbing inspection camera

For inspecting a clogged drain, RIDGID’s data-enabled camera gives a clear image far down the pipe (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Wish you had a virtual assistant at work? JLL’s “JiLL” app will help workers set up schedules, file service requests and book meeting rooms (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Get a head start on winter prep: this liquid deicer was just certified to be effective as well as safer for floors, people and the planet (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

To boost perimeter security, Avigilon’s high-res thermal camera can help you see more detail from greater distances — even in complete darkness (Products and Services » Services)

See how this award-winning security robot not only works in tandem with remote personnel, but can now open locked doors (Products and Services » Security)

Need an entrance mat? This logo matting catches dirt and improves IAQ, with style (Carpeting & Flooring » Products and Services)

See how students can securely open doors using just their iPhone, with these Schlage locks (Products and Services » Security)

For effective viewing of your security video footage, check out this configurable tabletop control unit (Products and Services » Security)

Don’t let critical maintenance activities get lost in the shuffle — this software can help multiple-building campuses keep on track (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Find out how this drone analytics acquisition could help you assess damage and mitigate risk with your next property inspection (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Learn how Allied Universal’s new services and AI technology will minimize vulnerability to threats and give guards better visibility (Products and Services » Security)