Office Occupancy

Measuring the level of office space occupancy has become essential. It helps to understand the efficiency of workspaces and resource allocation, and to identify the type of utilization and underutilizations.


Overall, the office occupancy rate is less than 40%. The generalization of a division between “working from home” and “working in the office” has fundamentally changed the needs in terms of organizing office spaces. Dynamic management is required, and measuring occupancy rates can help.

Building attendance


Knowing the level of use of a building, a floor or an office space is a first indicator of the level of occupancy. It allows you to understand how to distribute the crowd, during the day, by day of the week and over the month.

Counting the number of people entering or leaving the building makes it possible to construct office attendance statistics.

Desks Occupancy


Whether shared or nominative offices, understanding the level of occupancy of the offices, individually or by zone, allows us to understand whether the number of positions has been correctly calculated, what are the busiest periods, and the opposite during very calm moments.

Counting individual presence at an office desk, or counting by zone, makes it possible to construct office occupancy statistics.

Occupancy of Meeting Rooms


Are there too few meeting rooms? Are they properly sized? Managing meeting rooms is often complicated. Knowing the utilization rate (based on a free/occupied status) and the usage rate (based on the number of people present) allows you to understand and optimize this vital function of any workspace.

Presence detection in a meeting room, or the effective counting of the number of participants in a meeting, makes it possible to construct meeting room occupancy statistics.

Occupancy and presence detection


Measuring occupancy in office spaces also allows, indirectly, presence detection, which can be a sign of intrusion outside of working hours.

Occupancy and Indoor Air Quality


Indoor air quality is another vital parameter to measure in office spaces. Air quality is largely influenced by the number of people in offices, and linked to the quality of the ventilation put in place.

Occupancy and Energy Savings


Studies have shown that it is possible to achieve energy savings of up to 40%, by linking energy consumption and office occupancy.

IOT sensors for measuring occupancy in workspaces


There are many sensors available to measure presence in buildings, meeting rooms or individual offices. They are all supported. Different measurement techniques are used (PIR sensor, temperature sensor, camera vision, etc.), influencing the price and technical characteristics (battery, sector, etc.).

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