FMLink Newsletter — Software — March 19, 2020

This Software & Technology 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 software and technology news from February 13 through March 18, 2020.


Learn about these 18 dangerous workplace hazards, and 100+ technologies that can help (Surveys and Trends)

See what having more accessible data can mean to help the FM score points with management, not to mention run the building more efficiently (Surveys and Trends)

Benchmarking energy use best practices – Part 1 (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Data integration: Building a digital ecosystem for FM success (Magazines » FMJ)

Smart offices create smart businesses (Magazines » FMJ)
What benefits do smart offices bring to the business world? Productivity?


Can your IoT data help you protect people and assets from COVID-19? See what this critical event management platform does (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Invixium's IXM WEB 2.1 access control software

If you need biometric access control, this major software upgrade is said to be 6X faster and more responsive (Products and Services » Security)

If automating billing for tenants’ overtime building use is important, see how Genea’s latest acquisition simplifies tying this into physical access control (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Looking for office space but don’t want to venture out due to coronavirus concerns? This platform now offers live remote tours (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Know exactly where in your building a video surveillance camera IDs an issue so you can get to the problem area faster (Products and Services » Security)

To improve security and reduce liability in public areas, check out this turnkey emergency call box (Products and Services » Security)

Find out how new AI capability in IBM’s IWMS software can help you better utilize office space (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Prevent camera tampering in your facilities — get real-time notification with this new analytic (Products and Services » Security)

See how this mobile maintenance app can help you keep building operations running smoothly (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

See how this CMMS/IWMS integration enables technicians to respond by voice or SMS text to work orders (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Need a roof assessment? Check out this software that analyzes drone imagery to ID roof repairs and take measurements (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Need to tighten your access control? Bosch’s new system promises to be easy to set up and use — and expandable up to 10,000 doors (Products and Services » Security)

For full remote irrigation system access and advanced water management, check out Rain Bird’s new software (Products and Services » Software & Technology)