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How to be efficient and safe with Smart Cleaning

17 December 2020 | Focus topics

How to be efficient and safe with Smart Cleaning

COVID-compliant cleaning of buildings using smart sensor technology and digital modules from SAUTER


The COVID pandemic has brought the issues of hygiene and disinfection into the public eye more than ever before. It is imperative to ensure compliance with the hygienic standards for buildings that have been formulated by the Federal Government and the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). This means that cleaning, and above all need-based cleaning, is more important than ever for many building operators. As a module of SAUTER’s Smart Building Solutions, Smart Cleaning is an important basis for optimum planning, execution and complete documentation of tasks that arise.

The emergence of the SARS-Cov2 pathogen has led to a massive change in the daily working lives of everyone around the world. Within a few weeks, millions of people in Germany changed to working from home. However, the management of buildings, from offices to hotel facilities and logistics centres, had to be maintained for those still working in them and for tasks that had to be performed on a regular basis. Because fixed cleaning schedules under the stricter hygiene requirements lead to a lot of unnecessary work with so many unused workplaces, need-based cleaning is of particular importance. This is where SAUTER’s new digital modules make a valuable contribution. For example, a sensor-based evaluation of the usage data of individual rooms and workplaces can be used to determine whether they have at all been used since the last cleaning. If cleaning is necessary, the cleaning staff are automatically informed. The time thus gained through efficient use of resources can, in turn, be used for other tasks, such as the new ones that have arisen from the COVID situation. SAUTER also offers smart solutions for these. For example, dispensers for disinfectant, soap or paper towels can be fitted with sensors to monitor the fill level. As soon as a certain fill level or use level is reached, a repeat order can be placed automatically with the supplier or a message to the service provider can be triggered.

SAUTER hardware and software can be used to implement need-based cleaning, and it can be visualised in the floor overview of the SAUTER Vision Center management and operating level and the cleaning staff notified automatically. Source: SAUTER

In addition to efficient, need-based cleaning, data-based usage analyses can also be used for further planning and control of efficient processes: Which rooms / workplaces are used when and how often? Which rooms / workplaces are most popular? Which equipment has been used most often? When are the best times for cleaning, maintenance or repairs?

Even though the COVID pandemic in Germany has been contained, the medium- and long-term effects on everyday working life are hard to predict. SAUTER’s Smart Building Solutions can make a significant contribution here by providing data for creating individual hygiene concepts whose implementation can be monitored in real time.

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