By Lee Copland, Managing Director, Maxxess EMEA | August 30th, 2023

In the current landscape, businesses are moving beyond recovery. Governments are expected to implement effective carbon reduction policies instead of just making distant commitments, with the COP26 climate conference gaining prominence two years ago. The global momentum is further fueled by the Biden administration’s initiatives.

Implications for Security and Facilities Management

For these policies to hold weight, they must bring tangible results promptly. This might entail stricter waste regulations, carbon-conscious trade policies, energy-efficient taxation, or targeted investments. While businesses focus on recovery, they must also prepare for a shift to sustainable economic models.

So, what does this mean for security and facilities managers? Across various sectors, a trend emerges where budgets are allocated strategically to optimize systems and enhance operational efficiency. This transition favors integrated solutions over isolated technologies, offering improved security, manageability, and control over operations.

These advanced solutions unlock untapped potential in older security and building management technologies. Previously constrained to specific functions, these integrated systems now offer multifaceted capabilities. Their newfound value? Data.

Granular insights into premises usage by individuals, teams, and workforces drive corporate decision-making. Questions about efficient space utilization, heating, cooling, desk allocation, and facility usage can be answered accurately with precise data collected over time.

Unlocking Efficiency through Integration

Rapid shifts in work practices make real-time monitoring valuable. Traditional security technologies like access control and video are evolving, aligning with corporate structures. The latest visitor management solutions offer efficiency gains, sending visitors updated information before arrival and granting authorized access through QR codes.

These solutions integrate seamlessly with corporate systems, streamlining operations across departments. With modular approaches, managing siloed systems becomes simpler and more cost-effective. Unified interfaces ease management, while tools like heatmapping reveal usage patterns, enabling businesses to optimize operations and cut costs.

As governments emphasize energy efficiency, businesses poised to succeed will reap benefits. By refining operations through integrated solutions, they’ll align with evolving regulations and capitalize on incentives for top performers.