FMLink Newsletter — Software — May 2, 2019

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This newsletter covers software and technology news from March 28 through May 1, 2019


Benchmarking maintenance costs – How to select the right filters (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Benchmarking utility costs – How to select the right filters (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Construction risk management — find out how contractors and insurers think IoT technology will help (Surveys and Trends)

Desk lamp with occupancy sensor, (very) smart whiteboard, wireless lighting management app, more highlight the iF Design Awards for 2019 (Other » Products and Services)

Reducing the risk from an active shooter incident: ASSP report (Products and Services » Publications)

ISSA’s new tools can help you estimate inventory quantities and costs for consumables, as well as cleaning times (Products and Services » Software & Technology)


Need help with the new lease accounting regulations? Check out Trimble’s newly certified IWMS software (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

For precise control of space comfort with minimized energy use, see the latest HVAC firmware from Johnson Controls (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

Amber CEO holds solid-state smart circuit breaker

Got 1950s wiring? These circuit breakers upgrade infrastructure and add remote wireless whole-building energy awareness (Energy » Products and Services)

Begin cloud optimization of your smart building controls by retrofitting outdated control systems to integrate building systems (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

See how Aquicore’s acquisition of Entic analytics will enhance its commercial operations platform providing portfolio-wide visibility, utility budget tracking and tenant billing tools (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Worried about water leaks? This cloud-based system checks for leaks 24/7 at multiple locations from a single dashboard (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Analyze restroom trends and get alerts for potential issues with this new wireless IoT device; temperature and occupancy uses as well (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

See how this cloud-based service enables FMs to manage access control across dispersed locations from a single interface (Products and Services » Security)

Need to stop people from tailgating through doors or turnstiles? Orion’s new detection system offers high accuracy, easy maintenance (Products and Services » Security)

How would you like to gain access to the parking garage or building entrance, elevator or your office, all through your phone? (Products and Services » Security)

Get more accurate biometrics and built-in tamper protection with this new fingerprint reader from HID Global (Products and Services » Security)

For real-time information sharing during a crisis, see this Microsoft Azure-powered building safety platform two Houston schools are piloting (Contract Awards)

Need to optimize space occupancy in offices and conference rooms? Check out Legrand’s advanced lighting sensors; also see their emergency lighting solution (Lighting » Products and Services)

To secure your data-center server, storage or medical cabinet, Southco’s award-winning electronic swinghandle offers easy installation, status monitoring (Products and Services » Security)

Want to encode and print color access badges on demand? You can with this new RFID label and tag printer (Products and Services » Security)