Facility & Maintenance Management

IoT Sensors in Real Estate: Revolutionizing Data and Efficiency

May 29, 2023

The Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed the way we connect and interact with our surroundings. From devices and machines to buildings, IoT enables seamless data exchange and collaboration among various elements. In the realm of real estate, IoT sensors play a pivotal role in achieving better performance, optimized maintenance, and improved management. In this article, we will explore what IoT sensors are, how they work, and why they are increasingly relevant in the real estate industry.

What are IoT Sensors?

IoT sensors are small devices that capture and transmit data from the physical environment to a network or application. These sensors can be easily installed as plug-and-play solutions without the need for complex and expensive Building Management Systems (BMS). By deploying IoT sensors, previously unmonitored areas become valuable sources of data, empowering real estate professionals to draw valuable insights and make informed decisions.

Easy and non-invasive IoT installation
Easy and non-invasive IoT installation

Benefits of Implementing IoT Sensors in Real Estate

Meeting Customers' Needs and Preferences

With the recent "back to the office" trend, efficiently managing workspaces and conference rooms has become crucial. IoT sensors provide vital information about the room, such as temperature, humidity, light levels, and occupancy status. This data helps optimize space utilization and enhance user experience.

Increasing Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is a growing concern due to rising energy prices and environmental sustainability goals. IoT sensors enable real-time monitoring of occupancy and room temperature in office buildings. By correlating this data, facility managers can create optimized schedules for turning the air conditioning on and off, promoting energy efficiency and user comfort. Similarly, in logistics warehouses and production plants, temperature sensors near loading docks can be correlated with door activity to optimize HVAC usage.

Supporting Maintenance Processes

IoT sensors not only monitor environmental parameters but also track physical assets' condition. For example, sensors can detect vibrations in high-speed devices, indicating potential wear and the need for maintenance. In critical systems like HVAC equipment, leakage sensors can detect and notify facility managers about any detected leaks, minimizing damage and downtime.

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Implementing IoT Sensors in 4 Steps

Implementing IoT solutions in real estate is a straightforward and non-invasive process. Here are the key steps involved:

Step 1: Determine the Parameters and Sensor Placement

Based on the building plan, identify the parameters you want to measure and determine the distance between sensors. Sensors work in a mesh network, where each sensor needs to communicate with the nearest one. Ensure there is a spot for the gateway device to connect to the internet.

IoT Mesh Network
IoT Mesh Network

Step 2: Account for Potential Blind Spots

During on-site installation, certain elements may interfere with sensor connectivity, causing blind spots. It is recommended to add an extra 10% of sensors to cover these areas.

Step 3: Configure IoT Sensors in Singu FM

Singu FM is an application that allows easy configuration and management of IoT sensors. Create a separate equipment entry for each sensor and assign the parameters to be monitored. Set up automatic notifications for critical events, enabling prompt response in case of parameter exceedance.

Step 4: Monitor and Analyze Data

Singu FM provides comprehensive monitoring capabilities with graphs and widgets displaying sensor data. Additionally, you can export the data to business intelligence tools like Tableau or Power BI for further analysis and visualization.


IoT sensors have revolutionized the real estate industry by providing valuable data insights, enhancing energy efficiency, and supporting maintenance processes. With seamless installation and easy configuration, IoT sensors offer a DIY solution for real estate professionals seeking to optimize building management and user experience. As the market for IoT sensors continues to grow rapidly, incorporating these innovative technologies in real estate operations will undoubtedly pave the way for a smarter and more efficient future.

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Are you ready to harness the power of IoT sensors in your real estate operations? Take advantage of Singu FM, our integrated solution that seamlessly integrates with IoT sensors. Sign up for a free trial today and experience the benefits firsthand. Our experienced tech staff is also available to provide personalized consultation, guiding you through the process of IoT sensor installation in real estate. Contact us now to discuss your needs and embark on a journey towards a smarter and more efficient future.

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Written by:
Wojciech Frydrych
Project Manager

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