Honeywell releases smart building software to better manage space

Honeywell Vector Space Sense enables building managers to see analyze and optimise usage

Smarter, data-driven buildings can work for their organisations, says Kapur.
Smarter, data-driven buildings can work for their organisations, says Kapur.

Honeywell has introduced new smart building software that shows where, when and how building spaces are used at any given point in time.

The Honeywell Vector Space Sense solution has been designed to enable building operations teams to make better-informed real estate and space usage decisions that provide opportunities to optimize costs and promote better building experiences for occupants.

"From higher levels of employee productivity to healthier environments that help drive cost savings, Connected Buildings have real benefits for owners, operators and occupants," said Vimal Kapur, president and chief executive officer, Honeywell Building Technologies. "Honeywell Vector Space Sense is the latest example of how Honeywell is using cutting-edge technology to enable smarter, data-driven buildings that work for their organisations."


Recent studies indicate most offices around the world are underutilised by as much as half of their actual capacity, although facilities managers often don't have any insight into space usage. The Honeywell Vector Space Sense helps address this issue by gathering and analysing data from multiple sources throughout a building to deliver actionable insights that help personnel better utilise, optimise and prioritize building spaces.

The system includes feature-rich dashboards, including visualisation such as maps and usage profiles to track space usage and enable management to improve utilisation and reduce costs.

The cloud-based solution follows a three-step process that starts with gathering space utilisation data from multiple sources such as smart lights, Bluetooth beacons, mobile apps, and other sensor-connected devices and equipment. The solution then applies analytics to the collected data, using customised algorithms and space utilisation models to deliver actionable insights - the third and final step.

Cunyet Comez, digital services director for Honeywell Building Solutions, High Growth Regions, said: "With regional governments heavily focused on driving energy efficiency, smarter buildings are now becoming a reality, as facility managers and building operators become increasingly aware of the need to make buildings more efficient, safe and productive.

"Expenses associated with unused building spaces often go unnoticed, simply because it's so difficult to get an accurate, moment-by-moment view into how building spaces are used, or if they're being used at all. Honeywell Vector Space Sense takes the mystery out of space usage through real-time, IoT-enabled insights that give organizations the real picture of where and how people are using spaces, so they can get the most out of their buildings. Key real estate stakeholders are then able to make better informed decisions to further enhance a building's infrastructure and improve the building occupant's overall experience," he added.

Honeywell Vector Space Sense is part of Honeywell's Connected Services portfolio, which includes other technologies such as the Honeywell Vector Occupant App that leverage the connectivity of buildings to improve how they operate and the experiences they offer for those who visit and work within them.

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