How can RTLS make the workplace smarter and safer?
Establishing a more innovative and safer workplace environment is crucial for enterprises, especially during and after the pandemic, as office functions are becoming increasingly intelligent. For example, it has been found that online meetings can save costs caused by travel. In addition, for customer visits, more enterprises choose indoor positioning and navigation systems, which can save time for visitors and improve the visitor experience. One of the intelligent systems integrated into the smart office that make the workplace smarter and safer is the Real-Time Locating System.
RTLS (Real-Time Locating System) is a technology that enables the tracking and monitoring of assets, people, and equipment in real time and navigates employees and visitors inside the office building. In recent years, RTLS has been increasingly applied to smart offices to improve efficiency, productivity, and safety.
RTLS can enhance the security of office buildings. By continuously monitoring and tracking the location of employees, visitors, and equipment in real time, RTLS helps managers quickly identify any abnormal situations and take appropriate measures. For example, in emergencies such as fires or other unexpected events, RTLS can rapidly determine the position of each individual and guide the evacuation process. By using sensors and tags attached to equipment or devices, companies can monitor their location in real time. This helps prevent loss or theft of valuable assets while also improving inventory management.
Besides, RTLS can also improve the utilization of internal resources within office buildings. By accurately understanding the usage patterns of different areas, rooms, and equipment, building managers can better plan space layout and allocate resources efficiently. This not only saves costs but also enhances work efficiency. Additionally, RTLS can be used to optimize meeting room booking and management processes. With this system’s assistance, reserved time slots for meeting rooms are automatically released when they are not occupied; moreover, it enables quick locating and reservation when available meeting rooms are needed. Another important reason is that RTLS can enhance employee experience and comfortability by collecting data on their behavior patterns/preferences, etc., allowing adjustments to environmental parameters such as temperature or lighting according to individual needs, thus providing a more comfortable working environment tailored to personal requirements.
Referring to the future scalability of RTLS, the application prospects for RLTS in smart office buildings are extensive with technological advancements continually adding new features. It combines various technologies like IoT (Internet of Things), big data analysis, and machine learning to provide intelligent solutions that constantly improve workplace productivity and user experience.
Due to its advantages in terms of security, optimal resource utilization, ease-of-use for managing meeting rooms, enriching employee experiences, and future scalability, RTLS is an ideal technical solution for application in smart office buildings.
As for the technologies that can achieve tracking and monitoring in real time, Bluetooth Low Energy Angle of Arrival (BLE AoA) high-precision positioning system is one better option.
Take Blueiot high-precision locating system for visitor management, for example, the system adopts BLE AoA technology to locate visitors in real time, enhancing safety control and improving regional management via the application of Geo Fence with Alarm and Camera Linkage. It utilizes BLE AoA technology to precisely locate the position of visitors by measuring and analyzing signal strength and arrival time.
When entering the office building, every single guest carries either an ID card or downloads an app equipped with a BLE device within this particular setup. With Blueiot Real-Time Locating System, there are several basic functions that can be achieved, such as Real-Time Location & Trajectory Tracking, and indoor navigation, which are integrated into the Office Building Management System, and help improve the overall visitor experience by reducing wait times and increasing efficiency, helping to expedite the check-in process and minimize the time they spend waiting in lobbies or other areas.
In conclusion, “the widespread application of Real-Time Locating technology in office buildings” will improve overall operational efficiency while reducing security risks; furthermore, it lays a foundation for creating smarter businesses with higher efficiency levels that are sustainable.”