If the past 18 months has taught us anything, with Covid 19, it’s that normal working practices and lifestyles we were used to before, no longer apply. Admittedly with most of the UK adult population vaccinated, there is cause for optimism within commercial sectors, but the pandemic has introduced new words into daily speech – furlough and working from home, being two.
WFH was once seen as the preserve of the self-employed, the freelancer, the retired. Major organisations, like banking and insurance, would once have had tens of thousands of people commute daily to their city or town centre desks. This has changed. One of our team contacted their mortgage provider just recently and were surprised to hear that this major bank still had staff working remotely. They called him back from a company landline but there was background family activity that confirmed the mortgage advisor was working from home.
Not a bad thing really in many ways – but the lack of footfall of commuters has hit transport and hospitality hard. Those coffee shops like Pret, Starbucks and Costa have all suffered in the pandemic, along with thousands of independent businesses.
If we can work remotely, can we monitor remotely?
The simple answer is YES and it’s a service we provide here.
As technology has advanced and we’ve seen schools conduct lessons and parents’ evenings online, for example, remote monitoring, from a reputable company like us, brings many benefits:
- Instant information
- Lower operational costs
- Reliable data
- Better quality outcomes
- Reduced risks of downtime
- Saves time
- Predictive maintenance
- Retention and recruitment of talented staff
- Improved productivity
- Specialist software and hardware
Obviously, each point simply summaries a reason to invest in remote monitoring – but let’s expand on just two in this blog post.
We all know how critical and costly downtime can be, not only in lost sales, but loss of trust. We build monitoring systems that alert us remotely: 24/7. It’s vital for you that systems don’t crash and it’s paramount that when something does go awry, a company who can diagnose and fix are alerted promptly. You need rout cause analysis and the peace of mind of knowing your equipment and software is working. Fault monitoring leads to escalation and solution with All BMS.
Time is arguably the most precious currency we carry. If your staff are deployed on monitoring and fixing hardware and equipment issues, their focus may be better spent elsewhere. Outsourcing remote monitoring, as with any daily task, saves time which means money. On a simple level, if you manage a team of 100 staff in a three storey commercial unit on Slough Trading Estate, you’re unlikely to ask team members to clean the windows every fortnight or tend to the borders around the car park. Simplistic we know. But the point is this – letting specialists like us manage your remote monitoring will be beneficial to your company time and time again.