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Data-driven smart workplace solutions with LoRaWAN®

How Spacewell uses LoRa technology for space and comfort monitoring in offices

August 22, 2022
By The Things Industries

Data-driven smart office solutions improve overall workplace experience, employee productivity and security, consequently increasing the company’s ROI. With its end-to-end encryption, low power consumption and deep indoor penetration, LoRaWAN® enables such solutions to be implemented at scale and lower cost.

Spacewell’s integrated Workplace solution addresses 3 interlinked focus areas: Workplace Experience, Analytics, and Management. It enables executives to leverage real-time data on office occupancy, space utilization and asset performance to improve building operations and workplace experience. The solution combines workflow-based cloud software and IoT-related technologies to monitor and manage the work environment and to elevate the employee experience. It provides managers with dynamic utilization data (dashboards and floor plan overlays) for better decision-making, and empowers employees with real-time data to successfully navigate an agile work environment.

Use cases

Smart building solutions with LoRaWAN can be implemented in a variety of workplace areas, for example:

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“What our customers are looking for is to gain insights into workplace utilization at the lowest possible cost. Although their awareness of sensor network technologies is generally low, LoRaWAN effectively meets their expectations,” says Thomas Verdyck, Vice President of Product Management at Spacewell. “It offers a broad choice of sensor types for different use cases, end-to-end encryption, and limited or no impact on the building and corporate IT network. Furthermore, it’s easy and cost-effective to add new sensors for other business cases without the need to set up a new network and gateways.”

Technology

The data is sent over the LoRa network anonymously. The Things Stack Cloud platform structures the data before sending it to the data processing platform. LoRaWAN sensors are easy and cost-effective to deploy for continuously scalable projects. The low power consumption extends sensor battery life, which is sustainable in the long term. For smart office projects, Spacewell uses different LoRa IoT sensors and hubs depending on a specific use case: Airthings for indoor air quality, Vergesense for headcount and Pointgrab (headcount/footfall), Browan PIR motion sensors for occupancy, thermal comfort, Elsys air quality sensors, Browan and Sensative door count sensors and Bosch parking sensors.

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