Orchestrating Operational Efficiency
Facilities management (FM) encompasses a wide variety of roles across a variety of market sectors. FM’s endeavour to support essential activities through the coordination of people, places, processes, and technology. But whatever the task or industry, good communications are essential in enabling FM teams to carry out their day to day operations efficiently and safely. Hytera has the best fit solutions for instant group communications, which provide more efficient, productive operations.
Better Efficiency due to reduced operating costs
Facilities management (FM) staff are often dispersed widely over different locations and working to tight deadlines. Radios supporting group calling make it much easier to coordinate activities, contact lone workers and to relay messages to many people simultaneously saving on time and providing better workflow management.
FM supervisors need to coordinate teams dispersed across different locations and with some working alone. Two-way and PoC radios enable staff to communicate with each other instantly, anytime, anywhere.
The group calling capability of DMR and PoC devices means managers can communicate with large numbers of staff simultaneously, rather than have to contact them all individually, saving time.
DMR and PoC devices can support job ticketing, workflow management systems and status messaging making it easy to schedule jobs, pre-assign workers to particular tasks, and confirm task completion.
Hands-Free Wireless operation
Bluetooth technology enables connectivity to wireless microphones, improving the user experience and allowing FM personnel to communicate while keeping their hands free to carry out assigned tasks.
Enhanced Worker Safety
A variety of safety features can be added to radios, so in addition to emergency calling they can send automatic safety alerts to supervisors and colleagues as well, meaning FM workers are better protected and do not have to carry separate help alarms.
Radios come with an emergency ‘panic’ button, which can be programmed to send an alarm to supervisors and to colleagues’ radios, along with the person’s ID.
Man Down and Lone Worker
The Man Down alarm is triggered if a user has fallen over and the radio is horizontal. The Lone Worker alarm is sent if the radio is inactive beyond a set time.
GPS location services
GPS-enabled radios allow commanders to locate and track users and can be used to pinpoint a user who has issued the alarm or who is in a man down situation.
Intrinsically safe operations
Hytera offers world-leading ‘intrinsically safe’, ATEX/IECEx certified hand portable terminals and accessories enabling FM workers to communicate safely in potentially explosive atmospheres.
Private radio systems allow signal coverage and capacity to be tailored to the exact needs of the organisation and its facilities. High levels of redundancy can be implemented to increase availability guarantees. Narrowband services can be complemented by PoC broadband communications.
Reliable RF coverage
DMR networks will provide better signal coverage across dispersed facilities and inside buildings, eliminating not-spots or patchy mobile phone operator coverage, especially indoors and hard to reach underground areas.
Connecting alarms to devices
DMR radios can be connected to alarms such as smoke detectors and intrusion alerts ensuring the right people are informed immediately and enabling a faster response to any problem.
SCADA and IoT
The DMR network can also be used to transmit SCADA information enabling remote automation and asset control such as smart building sensors for air conditioning, heating, lights, CCTV and alarms.
FM staff with bodycams can record incidents or faults. If Wi-Fi or broadband networks are available live video can be streamed to experts for remote advice on fault fixing or maintenance work.
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