By Kim Anderson and Chor-Ching Fan

Imagine owning 5,000 cell phones…that have a variety of service plans. That’s a bit like the challenges that building managers face when their commercial properties utilize IIoT sensors and devices to automate various operational and monitoring tasks. Before the advent of sensor automation, most building manager visits were limited to typical areas such as HVAC rooms, electrical rooms, and rooftops. Outside of these areas, a visit might have been needed periodically to replace a lightbulb or check out client complaints about a faulty thermostat. With smart buildings that use automated sensors for building management, visits are now happening everywhere and with greater frequency. Sensors are located inside, outside, along every corridor, in the parking garage, you name it. Facilities management and building engineers are busier than ever.

With sensors generating data in commercial buildings, managers need to make sense of data that encompasses plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems, as well as smoke detectors, parking garages, and security systems. The volume of data that must be collected and managed to make timely and meaningful decisions can overwhelm facilities managers and wear out building engineers. If sensor fatigue ends up negatively impacting operations or safety, smart automation can become the unintended cause of setbacks and frustration.


inQ has a solution to make sensor management easier for property managers, building managers, and facilities maintenance staff. inQntrol gives you a bird’s-eye view of your smart automation infrastructure and empowers your team with appropriate tools for monitoring and maintenance. inQ experts will work with you to develop an automated sensor management solution that is right for you. We know how to tailor a solution for commercial building management that will help you avoid sensor fatigue so you can efficiently sustain the benefits of smart buildings and achieve your organizations objectives.