Norwegian firm Disruptive Technologies (DT), which provides commercial-grade wireless sensors, recently secured a global reseller agreement with JLL that establishes DT as a certified supplier.
Under the terms of the agreement, Disruptive Technologies wireless sensors are available for purchase in the JLL Marketplace, JLL’s e-commerce platform. With this agreement, JLL clients can use the JLL Marketplace to access and deploy Disruptive Technologies sensor technology, which operates independently of client enterprise networks.
“Sensor technology holds great potential to help commercial real estate improve operations and experiences, reduce its environmental footprint, and ensure a safer return to the office amidst the COVID-19 crisis,” said Bengt Johannes Lundberg, CEO at Disruptive Technologies. “Our global agreement with JLL will increase the accessibility of our wireless sensors, which will help turn any building into a smart and sustainable building in minutes.”
JLL said it has been using Disruptive Technologies sensors to reduce engineering labor costs for over two years through JLL’s Integral UK division in multiple segments. JLL has implemented over 3,000 Disruptive Technologies sensors globally to effectively monitor environmental conditions and to validate completion of enhanced COVID-19 cleaning protocols.
“With smart sensors, facilities management and office managers will have access to data to detect and diagnose issues in all buildings, no matter their location,” said Michael Ewert, global head of data and BI solutions at JLL Technologies, the business division of JLL. “Not only does real-time data alert users before problems occur, but it also enables safe re-entry to the workplace. Real-time data will help companies restore trust in employees and meet new safety standards brought on during the pandemic, such as increased HVAC functionality, space occupancy guidelines, smart cleaning protocols, and more.”
JLL says it deployed 100 DT sensors to track the performance of standalone air conditioning equipment in a large manufacturing plant setting. These sensors eliminated more than five hours per week previously required to check equipment operations by manual inspection and provided the JLL facility engineering team access to real-time temperature and humidity data when abnormal operations are identified, resulting in 60% of labor savings for JLL. The company highlighted that this solution was especially important to maintaining a productive work environment where high temperatures were complicated by the additional requirement for employees to wear COVID-19 personal protective equipment.
“By bringing Disruptive Technologies to the JLL Marketplace, our clients now have access to a highly configurable sensor platform to help drive more efficient building operations and enable safer work environments,” said Jon Stevens, president of JLL Marketplace.. “This agreement expands on our IoT offerings, providing scalable solutions with real-world insights to address our clients’ most pressing business challenges.”