Accounting firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. has selected Israel-based home and building automation company PointGrab Inc. to install smart sensor systems in its London headquarters.
PointGrab’s system will allow Deloitte to receive real-time data on desk occupancy, foot traffic, elevator usage and occupancy of public areas in the 270,000 square-foot building.
According to IoT Evolution, the program is the culmination of a four-year project to define the “workplace of the future,” to accommodate a range of different work activities and styles, with spaces that “fuel creativity and ultimately generate more collaboration across the business.”
PointGrab’s system is designed to enable Deloitte to optimize use of the building. It involves thousands of ceiling-mounted sensors, which provide accurate information about the location and number of people in each space throughout the building.
PointGrab uses foot traffic data to assist in more efficient building maintenance management. For example, the system can alert cleaning crews to focus on spaces with high foot traffic.
“The system serves us both for real-time applications like hot-desking and for space utilization reports of any given area within the premises,” says Dominic McGrory, director of workspace performance, according to IoT Evolution. “PointGrab sensors have a unique mix of high accuracy rates and advanced features, which enable us to truly understand what is going on at any given moment.”
Founded in 2008, PointGrab is based in Kfar Saba, a town northeast of Tel Aviv.