In the ever-evolving landscape of the cleaning industry, innovation is a constant driver of efficiency and effectiveness. As we look to 2024, the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to be a central component in several trending cleaning technologies poised to redefine processes, including digital cleaning management programs, smart devices, people counters, and connected devices like touchless dispensers. So, what are the benefits you can expect from integrating these technologies into your facility cleaning programs? Let’s start with some basics:
What IS IoT Technology?
IoT technology encompasses a wide array of interconnected devices and systems. In cleaning, it includes:
- Facility Cleaning Management Programs: IoT-enabled software platforms that allow for real-time monitoring and management of cleaning operations.
- Smart Devices: Cleaning equipment and tools equipped with sensors and connectivity to improve performance and maintenance.
- People Counters: Devices that help monitor foot traffic in facilities, enabling data-driven cleaning schedules.
- Connected Devices: Touchless dispensers, sensors, and other gadgets that enhance hygiene and reduce touchpoints.
Why is IoT Expected to Trend in 2024?
IoT is set to trend in 2024 due to its ability to help enhance efficiency, reduce costs, improve hygiene, and alleviate labour challenges. With the ongoing emphasis on cleanliness and health, businesses are increasingly adopting IoT solutions to streamline cleaning processes and provide safer environments for building occupants and cleaning teams.
What are the real benefits of digital facility cleaning programs?
Digital facility cleaning software tools powered by IoT offer several advantages:
- Real-Time Monitoring: Managers can track cleaning progress, supply levels, and equipment performance in real time, ensuring a responsive and efficient operation.
- Data-Driven Decisions: IoT sensors collect data on facility usage, helping cleaning teams optimize schedules and resource allocation.
- Cost Savings: By minimizing wasted resources and improving task allocation, IoT-driven facility management reduces operational costs.
- Enhanced Hygiene: Connected devices like touchless dispensers contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment by reducing touchpoint.
IoT cleaning technology is poised to make a significant impact in 2024, offering unprecedented advantages for facility maintenance. Embracing this technology will not only boost efficiency but also elevate the standard of cleanliness and hygiene. If you’re ready to stay ahead of the curve by integrating IoT into your cleaning operations, reach out to a Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene rep to get a free assessment of your needs, or to book a free demo of the WandaNEXTTM Digital Cleaning Management System.