With the increasing demand for coworking spaces, the expectations from the consumers regarding the environment and the facilities for these spaces have also increased. It can be a bit of a challenge for the managers to incorporate the best technologies which can help them have better control over their shared spaces and also improve customer experience.
To make these spaces available with advanced technologies in the most efficient manner, IoT can help these workspaces grow like never before.
From doors that can open automatically to calendars that with help your consumers see the availability of the coworking space through a dashboard, IoT is becoming important for these office spaces where users can control every aspect of the environment through a single interface.
Here is how IoT is transforming the shared workspace.
1. A workspace that is responsive
IoT-enabled shared office spaces will act a lot different than the existing ones where everything from the furniture to the copy machine will be connected through IoT. Efficiency is considered to be one of the biggest advantages of an IoT-ready coworking space. From cost-cutting to optimal use of resources, IoT has it all covered. How cool it would be to see the LED lights in a meeting going off by itself as soon as people leave the room. With IoT, this is the future of shared office spaces.
2. Smart Biometric Access
After a desk is allocated to a consumer, the next thing that needs to be done is access control. To automate this process, technologies like Barcode, Beacon, and RFID can be brought to action. A keyless entry custom mobile application or a Bluetooth beacon is one of the most used automated applications which are loved by the consumers of the coworking spaces. The need to tap or swipe ID cards will no longer be required.
3. Smart CCTV Cameras
An eye on the sensitive areas of your coworking space is important. Wireless IP CCTV cameras can be installed to keep track of any unauthorized access. Motion detectors can also be installed which starts recording only when there is a motion.
4. Smart Payment
With the use of RFID technology, a Smart Card will work as an access control as well as a payment card for any services that your consumers will use. A mobile app can be used by the consumers to top up money to these smart cards which can be used for payments within the office space.
The day is not far when IoT will transform traditional working spaces into flexible and tech-enabled ones. With IoT, organizations are all set to witness high levels of productivity and cost efficiencies.