COVID 19: Will Smart Building Technology Simplify the Return to the Office?

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By Harriet Sumnall | 2Q 2020 | IN-5838


Office Buildings to Start Opening Their Doors


Globally, working environments are rapidly adapting due to many employees retiring from their offices and working remotely. The aim of the applications installed within buildings was to improve their occupants’ health, wellbeing, and safety and create an ideal environment. However, with many buildings now housing Building Management Systems (BMS) with no occupants to gain these advantages, it is time for BMS and application providers to adapt their plans to offer applications better suited to tackling the future problems that commercial buildings will face as and when “normality” returns.

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), large commercial shopping centers and supermarkets are now installing thermal scanners to be able to detect those with fevers—a common symptom of the highly contagious virus—to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Standard Solutions Changing with Innovative Approaches


The use of thermal sensors within these buildings can help prevent the spread of the virus…

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