Office vacancy is at a 30-year high of 18.2% and workers are in the office 30% less days than they were pre-pandemic. So, it is imperative that a seamless, connected workplace experience is required to drive engagement, retention and occupancy.
Based on JLL’s Future of Work Survey, 77% of organizations concur that providing options for remote and hybrid work is vital for attracting and retaining top talent. With the demand for new dynamic workplaces providing hybrid and coworking solutions, organizations find themselves grappling with an array of challenges. Ensuring an optimal functioning of the workplace is imperative for managers to increase the potential for flexibility and productivity. The lack of a frictionless integration between physical and digital workplaces presents the need for a connected workplace where technology and workplace converge to boost efficiency, building security and user-experience.
The evolution of the workplace is connected
A seamless integration is not just about connecting systems, it’s about creating an ecosystem that utilizes technologies to ensure smooth and intuitive interactions to experience higher levels of building automation, visitor experience and access management. An investment in a connected workplace solution that facilitates such frictionless integration leads to a streamlined user experience, fostering a relationship that embodies simplicity, backed by the power of trusted and secure systems.
As the demand for hybrid workplaces grows, companies are increasingly seeking innovative solutions that integrate with the existing software platforms that they already use to address the challenges of this new working paradigm, striving to create environments that are flexible, efficient, and conducive to effective collaboration.
Companies like Nexudus, OfficeRnD and Coworks, provide comprehensive management software designed specifically for coworking and flexible workplace operators. Their tools automate operations and facilitate community building, easing the challenges of running and scaling flexible work environments.
Meanwhile, tenant experience apps like HqO, Intergate, Locale, and Equiem are transforming the way occupants interact within their workspaces, providing seamless solutions for engagement and communication. These platforms enhance the workplace experience, fostering a sense of community while simplifying various amenities and services within the work environment.
Whilst Measurabl, Convergentz, and Hubstar work towards creating efficient and technologically advanced smart building and space management solutions. With a shared emphasis on sustainability, data-driven decision-making, and enhanced user experience, these firms provide integral support for modern, flexible, and environmentally responsible work environments.
Robust software and hardware solutions for a seamlessly connected work environment.
Sentry Interactive steps in as a key player amidst the evolving workplace software solution landscape, offering a meticulously crafted connected workplace experience by being able to integrate with management software for coworking and flex space, tenant experience apps and smart building ESG focused platforms via its Software Development Kit (SDK).
Through a seamless blend of intuitive design and cutting-edge technology, Sentry Interactive encapsulates its unique offering within a suite of solutions to provide a ‘single pane of glass’ platform that is designed to simplify and optimize workplace operations while reducing front desk operating costs and maximizing a return on investment.
This all-in-one Connected Workplace Experience seamlessly integrates front desk operations, facilities management, digital communications, a digital receptionist, big tech proprietary calendar integration with Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar and mobile access through integration with existing access control hardware so that there is no need for new reader hardware or installation costs. Providing an end-to-end experience for front desk teams to tenants, employees and visitors that is unrivaled in the industry.
Unique to Sentry Interactive, the solution ingeniously synchronizes mobile access and visitor check-in functionalities with calendar integration. This innovative feature streamlines the scheduling, visitor management and building access process, a critical need in today’s dynamic workplaces, thereby ensuring efficient appointment and visitor management while optimizing the utilization of front desk resources and space.
With the integration of NFC Technology, the platform facilitates seamless mobile access for users of both iPhones and Android devices, ensuring compatibility with major legacy access control systems. This not only offers users an integrated experience but also simplifies access control for managers, making it an essential tool for modern, connected workplaces.
Sentry Interactive offers an array of hardware solutions which benefit from our award-winning software platform. The Edge, is a versatile 8″ multi-touch screen, that can be either wall-mounted next to doors or countertop mounted to the front desk. While the premium 55″ Tower transforms front desk operations, achieves ROI and improves tenant, employee and digital visitor experience in lobbies and receptions.
Sentry Interactive establishes itself as an invaluable integration partner for PropTech organizations, access control OEM manufacturers, wider security sector and for enterprises that are navigating their way through the modern workplace with their cohesive Connected Workplace Experience.
The future of work calls for offerings that are not just robust and reliable but also visionary and ready to empower companies with the tools necessary for a smooth transition into a new age of work.