Desk occupancy sensors

See live availability and understand how desks, rooms and spaces are being used

Desk occupancy sensors detect and monitor the presence of people in real time

The way we use workspace is changing. As working patterns become more flexible, we’re spending less time at one desk and more time in meeting rooms, break-out areas and working remotely.

Our energy-efficient desk occupancy sensors are small, wireless boxes that simply stick to the underside of the desk or table, enabling you to:


Know which desks are available at any one time and use space more efficiently


Understand which spaces get the most use throughout the day, week, month and year


Explore alternative ways of working and measure the impact of changes

As a trusted partner to some of the world’s leading businesses, we provide compliant, cost-effective technology solutions that offer the very best performance and reliability.

How our desk occupancy sensors work

Our small, wireless occupancy sensors detect passive infrared radiation (PIR) emitted by people. When a person enters a sensor’s field of view, the sensor detects motion and tells you someone is present within that space.

The sensor continues to monitor the space and can send you regular occupancy updates. They can also be configured to allow for short breaks away from the desk.

How our desk occupancy sensors work


  • Passive infrared (PIR) sensor detects presence typically within 0.5 meters
  • Status updates can be configured between 10 minutes
    and 5 hours
  • Batteries typically last 3–5 years, plus USB-powered variant
  • Absence time out can be configured between 2 and 30 minutes
  • Dimensions: 93 x 65 x 28 mm (approx)


Where possible we use low-latency, highly-durable channels and protocols, which means the infrastructure used to collect and forward data is easy to scale.

  • We use EnOcean’s internationally approved wireless protocol, designed for reliable transmission in systems with numerous sensors
  • The sensors communicate data using secure AES-128 bit encryption via the EnOcean wireless radio protocol
  • Manufactured in the UK to meet the highest quality and environmental standards and global regulatory requirements
  • Our products are tested internally and approved by third-party test bodies to ensure they are reliable, robust and compliant


Our sensor technology is platform agnostic, so data from our sensors can be integrated into any software or platform, connected directly to smart controllers or fed directly into building management systems.

  • Our smart gateway converts sensor data into JSON, sends it via MQTT and makes it available locally or via the cloud
  • Data is transmitted via a wired ethernet cable, or wirelessly via WiFi or LTE (4G)
  • Ready-made connections with IBM Watson, Microsoft Azure, AWS IoT Core and can be available on other platforms if required.

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