FMLink Newsletter — Software — May 17, 2018

FMLink Newsletter — Software — May 17, 2018

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 April 12 through May 16, 2018.


Find out the Top 10 security megatrends for 2018 (Surveys and Trends)

Benchmarking utility costs for service providers – Part 2 (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)
Using best practices to drive utility costs downward

See how this standard will allow you to add any kind of smart IoT sensors to your LEDs at any time (Products and Services » Publications)

Sensored change (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Electronic feedback from everything from paper towel dispensers to robotic scrubbers leads to savings and satisfied building occupants

Find out how new technologies and shifting customer expectations are impacting the UK FM sector, in this BIFM report (Surveys and Trends)

3 ways technology is reshaping commercial real estate interaction — Will there be a Yelp-like app for buildings? (Surveys and Trends)

Guess which services data centers are seeking the most, and see how FMs can stay on top of recent trends (Surveys and Trends)

5 waste management trends in smart buildings (Surveys and Trends)

Interested in using wireless technologies for electrical-based life-safety applications? Read this NEMA paper first (Products and Services » Publications)

Learn how FMs can work more effectively with asset and property managers, according to IREM (Surveys and Trends)


See how these organizations saved energy by replacing or retrofitting their commercial building rooftop units (RTUs) (Developments » Industry Awards)

Computer and electronic devices

Need wireless charging for a variety of devices? This near field transmitter enables devices to charge automatically as soon as they are within range (Energy » Products and Services)

Looking for real-time space-utilization and asset usage data collected by sensors? Check out this new IoT platform (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

If you want to visualize your interior buildout plan and get an accurate budget beforehand, see JLL’s new workplace planning software and service (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Does your school system need help to upgrade security technology and equipment? This new law may help with funding for it (Regulations and Government)

See how you can streamline processing of service requests, with this new maintenance app (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Before buying or renting a drone to inspect or secure your building, see what this drone rental company found to make them safer to use around people (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Find out how you can maximize elevator and escalator uptime and efficiency with Otis’s IoT-enabled, customized services (Products and Services » Services)

Would you like real-time power alerts for your data center? This new monitoring system offers instant notifications for accurate responses (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Find out how this integrated energy management technology can help you use Big Data to identify energy drains (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Need security cameras that work in complete darkness? These new infrared (IR)-enabled cameras from Axis allow discreet 24/7 surveillance, without adding lighting costs (Products and Services » Security)

Now you can proactively assess and prioritize remediation of combustible façade fire risks in high-rise buildings, with this online NFPA tool (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

If you’re looking for wireless lighting where the lamps don’t have to be within range of a central console, check out this new form of Bluetooth technology (Lighting » Products and Services)

Need to improve cooling and reliability in your data center? Check out this AI-based solution from Siemens (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

See how FLIR’s thermal imaging reduces false positives with security cameras, and can enhance monitoring from drone cameras (Products and Services » Security)

If you’re looking for mobile credentials for access control with integration of elevator controls and wireless locks, check out this latest access control solution (Products and Services » Security)

If you’ve been experiencing data center power and performance issues, see what IoT-powered analytics can do to help (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

If you’d like insights from drones, check out this aerial data service before you invest in an in-house program (Products and Services » Services)