FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — October 8, 2020

This Operations & Maintenance newsletter is one of a series of five specialized newsletters, supplementing our weekly general newsletter (sent on Mondays). For each of five weeks you will receive a different specialized newsletter on Thursdays or Fridays, focusing on a different FM-related area. To manage which ones you receive, click on the link below.

This newsletter covers operations and maintenance news from September 10 through October 7, 2020.


To make sure your custodians know how to clean safely and effectively, see what these property service workers are doing for training (Associations and Organizations)

Benchmarking for outsourcers, with a focus on best practices (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Comprehensive FM training and credentialing program gets a major partner in AFE (Associations and Organizations)

Are ultraviolet (UV) devices effective against coronavirus? Are they safe to use? Get insights from NEMA, ALA, UL (Publications)

Keep your use of facial recognition technology ethical — see the Security Industry Association’s new policy principles (Publications)

Find out which green products can help reduce asthma and other health issues at your school, in this USGBC guide (Publications)


See how this mobile dispensing system can keep your cleaning crews more productive and reduce cross-contamination (Cleaning Equipment, Supplies & Technology » Products and Services)

Need help with your electrical equipment but don’t want the wait or risk of a technician visit? Check out Schneider Electric’s new virtual service (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

KastleSafeVideo from Kastle Systems

Find out how you can boost security and reduce costs without increasing staff, with these remote security services and analytics (Products and Services » Security)

If you want facial recognition software with easy setup that’s affordable and won’t back up your lines, check out this no-touch access control (Products and Services » Security)

See how you can do everything from badge verification to emergency mustering to medical screening with one system (Products and Services » Security)

Looking for enhanced cleaning services? ABM’s new three-step approach delivers safety and peace of mind (Products and Services » Services)

For safe, eco-friendly disinfectants along with sector-specific training, see this new partnership (Cleaning Equipment, Supplies & Technology » Products and Services)

If you’re looking for innovative security products, check out this year’s SIA Awards (Products and Services » Security)

Find out how to minimize crowds and enhance security at your elevators with this touchless solution (Products and Services » Software & Technology)