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How are digital twins and IoT impacting facility management?

The deployment of property technology, which may help firms save money, is increasingly helping facilities management. By integrating IoT devices and data-driven software platforms, many businesses are converting their offices into smart buildings to capitalize on this. Using these smart technology enables businesses to improve operational effectiveness while lowering costs and waste. Facilities management personnel have a thorough grasp of their building’s assets, operating state, and performance thanks to the linked systems.

Facilities management is being disrupted by IoT (Internet of Things) and digital twins, which offer new capabilities and efficiency that weren’t previously feasible. Here are some examples of how these technologies are altering the industry:

  1. Remote monitoring and control: Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as sensors and smart thermostats, can continuously monitor the environment and energy use. This data can be examined to find inefficiencies and improve energy use, lowering expenses and having a smaller negative impact on the environment. A digital twin, which is a virtual version of a physical asset, can be used to remotely monitor and manage a facility.
  2. Predictive maintenance: Data from IoT sensors on equipment performance and usage can be utilized to forecast when maintenance is necessary. This makes it possible for maintenance crews to plan repairs in advance, cutting down on downtime and increasing the life of equipment.
  3. Asset management: Digital twins can give a complete picture of a facility’s assets, including where they are, how they are performing, and in what condition they are. By using this data, maintenance schedules may be made more effective, underutilized assets can be found, and upgrades and replacements can be planned.
  4. Space management: IoT sensors can provide information on how much and how little space is being used, including which sections are commonly used and which are not. The user experience can be enhanced and space utilization can be optimized using this information.
  5. Increased security and safety: IoT sensors can give information on occupancy levels and other security and safety risks, which can be utilized to identify and reduce potential threats. Digital twins can also be used to evaluate emergency strategies and mimic different disaster scenarios.

IoT and digital twins are fundamentally changing the way facilities management is carried out, allowing for more effective, data-driven decision-making while also lowering costs and environmental impact.