[Press Release] True Occupancy engages Simon Carter of Anticus Consulting to help grow their occupancy analytics solution for smart buildings

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Jul 2, 2019

NORTHAMPTON, UK (1st July 2019)

True Occupancy has engaged the consultancy services of Simon Carter of Anticus Consulting. Simon will work with the True Occupancy team to bring their occupancy analytics solution for smart buildings to the rapidly growing UK and US markets.

As the former Head of Corporate Property at National Grid, Simon was the mastermind and driving force behind their Smart Work Space initiative. Thinking ahead of his time, Simon wanted a solution that could accurately measure building occupancy and enable National Grid to improve their building utilisation, make operational efficiencies and improve employee productivity and collaboration. 

Unable to find an existing solution to meet these requirements, Simon approached Irisys, a world leader in retail people counting technology. Using anonymous data from their passive and unobtrusive sensors, Irisys developed an occupancy analytics solution that would later become known as True Occupancy.

The National Grid project was a huge success; rolled out across 14 sites, they were able to make annual savings of £8million.

Tim Wheatley, CTO of Irisys, the occupancy sensor manufacturer behind True Occupancy, said “We are extremely pleased to be working Simon again. He is a true visionary who saw the possibilities and potential of occupancy analytics, before ourselves and the rest of the market.

On Simon’s extensive experience, Tim said “Having successfully implemented a large scale smart building project, Simon is in the unique position of understanding not only the hard technical aspects of such a project, but also the softer and arguably more difficult aspects such as change management.

Commenting, Simon said “I am very excited to be part of the True Occupancy team. Irisys have a great solution that I feel really meets the needs of the smart building market.


About Simon Carter (Anticus Consulting) - www.anticusconsulting.co.uk

Anticus Consulting was founded by Simon Carter on the understanding that to invest in performance, you must invest in people and property. As the former Head of Corporate Property for National Gird and with 14 years of experience, Simon has a unique understanding when it comes to unlocking potential through property. Additionally, Simon is a regular speaker at international events, is a member of the Midlands & East Anglia region of the British Council of Offices and was the Occupier Judge for the region’s annual awards.


About True Occupancy - www.trueoccupancy.com

True Occupancy is a real-time occupancy analytics solution created by Irisys. People counting sensors collect highly accurate and anonymous occupancy data to enable businesses to understand how their buildings are used, improve space utilisation and reduce energy consumption. Real-time and historic data is accessible via a cloud portal and can be easily integrated with existing building management systems, room booking systems or 3rd party data systems.


About Irisys - www.irisys.net

Irisys is one of the worlds leading suppliers of people counters. Combining infrared technology and intelligent software, Irisys technology provides actionable information that can be used to drive operational efficiencies and improve business performance. Delivering faster checkout lines, cleaner facilities, higher-security perimeters, and more, Irisys’ solutions are deployed throughout the globe’s leading retail operations, publicly and privately owned buildings, airports, security systems, quick-serve restaurants and other facilities.


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Tom Bell for True Occupancy

Email: tom.bell@irisys.co.uk

Phone: +44 1604 594269

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