FMLink Newsletter — Operations and Maintenance — November 29, 2018

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 October 25 through November 28, 2018.


SPECIAL REPORT: Fire and smoke damage — safe cleanup guidance for FMs (Products and Services » Publications)

Using benchmarking to develop your staffing plan (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

You’ll be quite surprised when you see the US and Canadian winners of the Cintas Best Restroom Contest (Developments » Industry Awards)

Watch out if your city is on this list — Terminix reveals Top 25 most bed bug-infested cities (Surveys and Trends)

Find out the Top 10 Security Megatrends for 2019 in this SIA report (Surveys and Trends)

See if you can guess the 5 technological forces disrupting the security industry, according to ASIS’s Book of the Year (Products and Services » Publications)


See how ISS plans to add value to two financial services companies and the Irish Parliament through integrated facility services (Contract Awards)

See how you can meet sustainability goals while improving your earning power through this new ISSA/IEHA credential (Associations and Organizations)

Badge printer, tabletop touchscreen, driver's license reader

If you need to speed up your visitor sign-in, check out this time-saving touchscreen kiosk (Products and Services » Security)

To cut restroom waste and boost cleaning efficiency and user satisfaction, see what GP PRO and TOTO are offering (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

Cleaning innovations for a variety of surfaces — see what this award-winning company introduced at the ISSA Show (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

For anywhere you use padlocks, this smart version offers access via fingerprint, Bluetooth — and adds remote management (Products and Services » Security)

Check out the ISSA Show’s award-winning cleaning innovations of all types — Hydro Systems takes top spot for its laundry chemical dispenser (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Your snow removal task may have just gotten easier — take a look at the new SnowBot (Other » Products and Services)

If your perimeter gets breached, this new security drone system will automatically check it out (Products and Services » Security)

Find out which facilities around the world are improving cleaning quality and enhancing productivity with this floor-cleaning robot (Contract Awards)

Check out this award-winning security robot that detects not only motion and heat, but also leaks and spills (Products and Services » Security)

With 1 in 4 people admitting to wasting paper towels in restrooms, see what Sofidel has come up with (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

Need a new boiler? Weil-McLain’s latest promises high thermal efficiency, easy installation and maintenance (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)