Danish building service provider ISS Facility Services is currently using internet of things technology from German firm T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, to reduce energy consumption in buildings.
Last month, ISS and T-Systems signed a three-year strategic partnership. During the next six months, ISS will collaborate with T-Systems to build a strategic roadmap of IoT services.
In 2018, ISS successfully deployed IoT sensor technology at customer sites in more than 18 countries around the world. Approximately 20,000 sensors were installed at various customer sites to enhance customer experience outcomes such as occupancy, wellness and indoor climate control, among others.
ISS Facility Services said that buildings consumes only as much energy as necessary with the implementation of the IoT-based Connected Things Hub from T-Systems. The Deutsche Telekom subsidiary’s IoT platform is where the data from 20,000 sensors is measured, such as room temperature and carbon dioxide levels. Special software analyzes and visualizes this data almost in real time. When limits are exceeded, ISS can intervene immediately, according to a release by Deutsche Telekom.
The German firm highlighted that smart facility management with IoT changes the way buildings are managed intelligently because digitally recorded data provides a more accurate understanding of habits, property usage and cost drivers.
“We are excited about the global partnership with ISS. Our Connected Things Hub helps to digitize the operation of buildings significantly optimizing operator costs,” said Rami Avidan, responsible for the IoT business at Deutsche Telekom.
“IoT solutions are becoming increasingly important. With their help, we can control our buildings worldwide and operate them more efficiently,” said Sam Lavers, global head of digital excellence and IoT at ISS. “The partnership with T-Systems enhances the quality of our services. This also benefits our customers.”
Deutsche Telekom said that its Connected Things Hub offers open, standardized interfaces. The hub can be easily integrated into existing IT systems. The complete IoT package also captures and analyzes room utilization and user behavior. From this, data-based decisions can be made for more efficient management, for example, a new room layout or rental options, the German company said.