After a four-month pilot phase at the company’s Berlin headquarters, POLIS has signed a framework agreement with PropTech Sensorberg, which specialises in digital locking systems and automation.
In future, the digital access solution, in which the smartphone becomes a key via app, is to be installed throughout the entire company portfolio. POLIS is also testing digital sensor technology in several offices – for greater convenience and lower operating costs.
COO Mathias Gross explains: “We tested the digital control tool from Sensorberg at our company headquarters last year and are convinced by this app-based platform solution for access management”.
Stefan Scheuerle, CEO of Sensorberg, says: “POLIS Immobilien aims to provide modern, technically well-equipped office and business premises and at the same time to continuously optimise profitability. Our technology not only offers a suitable, integrated solution for current needs, but we can also add new features at any time”.
App-based access control
The Sensorberg platform enables access control, management of digital keys and opening of offices or commercial premises directly via an app on the smartphone. The door can be opened via the Internet or offline via Bluetooth or near field communication (NFC).
Access authorisations can be centrally controlled, managed and monitored via the management tool. Additional features can be integrated into the platform at any time, such as opening lockers or regulating light and room temperature.
Sample labs for the digital office
In order to be able to use holistic solutions in the field of digital offices in the future, POLIS and Sensorberg are planning to set up model offices at the POLIS headquarters in Lietzenburger Straße which will serve as practice laboratories. Here, the possibilities of digital sensor technology and its areas of application in the office property business segment will be tested. The model offices will be equipped with special sensors to measure and evaluate conditions such as occupancy, temperature, or lighting conditions.