FMLink Newsletter — Software — November 26, 2020

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This newsletter covers software and technology news from October 22 through November 25, 2020.


Benchmarking security services best practices and number of security workers (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Workplace office amenities reimagined post-COVID-19 (Magazines » BOMA)
New roles for technology, ways of communicating and bonding, use of outdoors and conference rooms

Despite privacy concerns, most Americans support use of facial recognition technology to improve safety, finds poll (Surveys and Trends)

Can current face recognition software accurately identify people wearing masks? Does the mask shape matter? (Surveys and Trends)

Office, home or hybrid — find out where employees want to work, in this new report (Surveys and Trends)

See how DOE helps you mitigate risk when faced with energy/water service disruptions (Products and Services » Software & Technology)


See how this merger of national facility services companies KBS and Beck can help you maintain healthy operations, supported by technology (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Paxton Checkpoint Control

If you want a security system that sends visitors to designated checkpoints for automated entry approval, check out the latest from Paxton (Products and Services » Security)

Now you can manage COVID-19 protocols, critical supplies and desk allocation in your hybrid workplace from a single dashboard (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Now you can monitor fire control units in real time across multiple locations, with this new Kidde system (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

To boost access control and health as your education facilities reopen, check out this cost-effective antibacterial key and more (Products and Services » Security)

Dealing with erratic occupancy rates? This variable-speed HVAC unit enables remote monitoring — and can automatically adjust output (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

See how these wearable contact tracing devices are helping companies and hospitals around the world keep employees AND their data safe (Contract Awards)

See how you can monitor everything from air temp and IAQ to occupancy and sound, with Planon’s sensor-integrated IWMS (Products and Services » Software & Technology)