Buildings, firms tap smart tech to monitor operations

Pandemic has spurred digital adoption and collaboration between vendors and clients

Above: Facial recognition is used to access JustCo's Centrepoint headquarters. Left: Certis Integrated Services provides facility management to buildings, with sensors tracking critical functions. ST PHOTOS: TIMOTHY DAVID, MARK CHEONG
Certis Integrated Services provides facility management to buildings, with sensors tracking critical functions.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Above: Facial recognition is used to access JustCo's Centrepoint headquarters. Left: Certis Integrated Services provides facility management to buildings, with sensors tracking critical functions. ST PHOTOS: TIMOTHY DAVID, MARK CHEONG
Facial recognition is used to access JustCo's Centrepoint headquarters.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID
Above: Facial recognition is used to access JustCo's Centrepoint headquarters. Left: Certis Integrated Services provides facility management to buildings, with sensors tracking critical functions. ST PHOTOS: TIMOTHY DAVID, MARK CHEONG
Mr Lee Hock Heng.

The pandemic is turbocharging the adoption of smart technologies in commercial buildings and workplaces across the island.

Going digital is not only reducing physical touchpoints but is also allowing firms to team up with industry partners to better understand their operational habits and space needs and adjust their processes to maximise efficiency.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2021, with the headline 'Buildings, firms tap smart tech to monitor operations'. Subscribe