FMLink Newsletter — Software — January 17, 2019

This Software & Technology 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 software and technology news from December 13, 2018 through January 16, 2019.


5 technology trends that will shape the construction industry in 2019 (Surveys and Trends)

Portfolio benchmarking – Example: Utilities (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)
Reasons to benchmark, excuses not to benchmark, and how to get started benchmarking

Sustainable facilities, resilience, and the Internet of Things (Sustainability » FEA (Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.))
How to integrate today’s trends into an organizational strategy to result in a better workplace

See how the ARCHIBUS/Serraview merger will make it easier for companies to optimize their space and use of physical resources (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

What does your lobby say about your company? And how would you guess US and UK perceptions differ? (Surveys and Trends)

For up-to-date best practices in school safety and security, check out these new guidelines (Products and Services » Publications)


Find out how occupancy-adjusted radar sensors can help you reduce HVAC costs for meeting rooms — without invading workers’ privacy (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Video analytics platform screenshot with captures of individual people and cars

Real-time face recognition for better situational awareness — check out BriefCam’s latest video analytics platform (Products and Services » Security)

See how Qognify’s acquisition of OnSSI expands the reach of both security technology companies (Products and Services » Security)

Want to control multiple independent building management systems from a single website? See this solution from Reliable Controls (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Keep an extra set of eyes on your parking and outdoor areas, with this new crime-fighting robot (Products and Services » Security)

If you need to get twice as many parking spaces into a garage facility, check out this automated garage system (Other » Products and Services)

See how you can monitor more cameras and sites with fewer resources, with Avigilon’s analytics-based alarm management integration (Products and Services » Security)

Need to replace recessed ceiling lights? LEDtronics’ new color-controlled solution claims energy savings of up to 75% over fluorescents (Lighting » Products and Services)

Can your security cameras capture colors at night? Dahua’s high-performance ePoE units do (Products and Services » Security)

Looking for labels for storage bins, cabinets or metal racks? Avery’s new ID and barcode labels stick tight but remove cleanly (Other » Products and Services)