Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 10:27 am
The face of the contemporary workplace is rapidly evolving, presenting new challenges and opportunities for both users and proprietors. In the U.S., office vacancy rates have soared to an 18.2% high in Q2, the highest in 30 years, and there has been a 30% decrease in office attendance compared to pre-pandemic levels. In this context, the importance of a connected, seamless workplace experience becomes paramount for boosting engagement, retention, and occupancy.
A recent JLL Future of Work Survey reveals that 77% of organisations recognise the critical role of offering remote and hybrid working options in attracting and retaining elite talent. With an increasing demand for flexible, hybrid, and coworking spaces, organisations are navigating a range of challenges. Achieving a high-functioning workplace is crucial for managers aiming to enhance flexibility and productivity. The gap in seamless integration between the physical and digital work environments underscores the necessity for a workplace where technology and physical space come together to elevate efficiency, security, and user satisfaction.
The Evolution of Connected Workplaces
Integration in this context is more than just about linking systems. It’s about crafting an ecosystem that leverages technology to facilitate effortless and intuitive user interactions, enhancing building automation, visitor experience, and access management. Investing in a connected workplace solution that offers such an integration leads to an enhanced user experience, fostering a bond rooted in simplicity and supported by robust and secure systems.
As hybrid workplaces become more prevalent, organisations are increasingly seeking out innovative solutions that can seamlessly integrate with their existing software platforms. These solutions are designed to tackle the unique challenges of this new working environment, aiming to create spaces that are versatile, efficient, and conducive to productive collaboration.
Innovative Software and Hardware Solutions for Connected Work Environments
Sentry Interactive emerges as a pivotal player in the shifting landscape of workplace software solutions, offering a sophisticated connected workplace experience. Its solutions integrate with management software for coworking and flex spaces, tenant experience apps, and smart building ESG-focused platforms through its Software Development Kit (SDK).
Sentry Interactive’s offerings combine intuitive design with cutting-edge technology to deliver a suite of solutions that constitute a comprehensive, ‘single pane of glass’ platform. This platform aims to simplify and enhance workplace operations, reduce front desk operational costs, and increase investment returns.
The comprehensive solution seamlessly integrates various components: front desk operations, facilities management, digital communications, a digital receptionist, and proprietary calendar integration with Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar. It also offers mobile access through compatibility with existing access control hardware, removing the need for new installations. This creates a comprehensive experience for everyone from front desk staff to tenants, employees, and visitors.
Sentry Interactive uniquely integrates mobile access and visitor check-in with calendar integration, enhancing the efficiency of scheduling, visitor management, and building access in today’s dynamic workplace settings. This innovation ensures effective management of appointments and visitors while optimising front desk resource and space utilisation.
The platform’s integration of NFC Technology enables seamless mobile access for both iPhone and Android users, assuring compatibility with major legacy access control systems. This integration not only enhances the user experience but also streamlines access control for managers, making it indispensable in modern, connected work environments.
Sentry Interactive’s hardware solutions, enhanced by their award-winning software platform, include The Edge, an 8″ multi-touch screen for wall or counter-top installation, and the premium 55″ touch screen Tower, which revolutionises front desk operations and improves the experience in lobbies and reception areas.
Sentry Interactive has established itself as an essential integration partner for PropTech firms, access control OEM manufacturers, the broader security sector, and companies adapting to the modern workplace. Its ‘Connected Workplace Experience’ is not only robust and dependable but also forward-thinking, equipping businesses with the necessary tools for a seamless transition into the future of work.
For further information on how Sentry Interactive’s Connected Workplace Experience platform delivers secure, efficient, and seamless workplace solutions, reach out to the Sentry Interactive team here.