FMLink Newsletter — Software — October 4, 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 August 30 through October 3, 2018.


Using benchmarking to develop 2019 budgets (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Almost like magic: How to make CRE technology work for you (Magazines » BOMA)
Secrets from the experts on finding the right tech solutions

Projects using building energy management systems (BEMS) for integrated control are catching up to current efficiency favorite, LED lighting, finds this UK report (Surveys and Trends)

Benchmarking security best practices – Part 4 (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

How can the facility services industry harness data to meet today’s challenges and optimize cleaning operations? (Surveys and Trends)

This new tool can help you find out if your building’s security systems are prepared for a terrorist attack (Products and Services » Publications)

Learn what OSCRE is doing to ensure your CRE data will be compatible with as many systems as possible (Associations and Organizations)


Find out how you can keep all facilities team members in the loop for build-out and operations projects through this new mobile app (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

If you want a “failover option” to keep security video recordings seamless, check out Vicon’s new video management system (VMS) (Products and Services » Security)

Nemetschek becomes an end-to-end solution provider for the entire building life cycle through acquisition of MCS Solutions, a leading FM software company (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

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Are your LEDs wearing out faster from using energy-saving lighting controls? This LED is made to withstand twice as many switching and dimming cycles (Lighting » Products and Services)

See how these smart exit signs can improve occupants’ chances of safely escaping a fire (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

To boost multi-layer protection in a high-security location, check out the revolving doors this major data center provider selected (Contract Awards)

Looking for outdoor security lighting that’s dimmable? Check out these compact-but-bright LED wall packs (Lighting » Products and Services)

For state-of-the-art video analytics without replacing your whole security camera system, see this new AI appliance from Avigilon (Products and Services » Security)

See how Sodexo expects to enhance its global asset management services by using IBM’s latest IoT-based software (Contract Awards)

See how BuildingIQ’s acquisition will extend its smart building services to new construction projects (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

For improved safety and better documentation of those wearing body cameras, see what Milestone has come up with (Products and Services » Security)

Facial recognition even at an angle or partially hidden — check out Panasonic’s new security analytics integration (Products and Services » Security)

See how you can generate 3D floor plans for maintenance or build-out projects in minutes — right from your phone (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

To provide hands-free entry without users even having to take out their smartphone, check out this new access control reader (Products and Services » Security)

Lighting like blue sky? Check out Mitsubishi Electric’s LED system that mimics skylights to boost worker morale and make spaces feel more open (Lighting » Products and Services)

See how this new cloud-based sensor and positioning system gives visibility and control of the full perimeter and space of your facilities (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Will your state adopt the stricter 2015 IECC energy code as Pennsylvania has? What does it mean for FMs? (Regulations and Government)