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JLL introduces Command Centre to lead property management into the intelligent era

​A high technology-based service to improve building performance and reduce risk

SHANGHAI, 2 July 2018 – JLL, the world's leading real estate service provider, recently announced the official launch of its new intelligent building management platform "Command Centre" in Shanghai. This new product provides real estate owners and occupiers with advanced management data collection, analytics and operational knowledge for real-time, remote monitoring of buildings and facilities.

The Command Centre captures the operational data of equipment and facilities through existing systems (e.g., building automation system, security system, fire-fighting system and others) as well as wireless sensors in critical locations, covering temperature, humidity, illumination, vibration, flood detection, etc. With a centralized data storage, management and analysis, the platform enables a variety of functions including: real-time alert, engineering and energy management, failure and operating data analysis, customized reports and 24/7 standby duty. The platform also identifies trends and anomalies, allowing continuous monitoring and fine-tuning of building services to increase efficiency, security and transparency in operation and maintenance; as well as to reduce costs and save energy. The product has the following features:

  • Real-time: push all kinds of alert messages to the managers at various levels in a real-time manner via mobile phone
  • Accurate: avoid human errors with manual data capturing and inputting, and reflect the actual conditions of buildings and facilities
  • Comprehensive: create an integrated IoT platform that links all automation systems in buildings
  • Standardized: compare data of different buildings and standardize the management of buildings and facilities
  • Convenient: deploy wireless sensors at will, according to needs, without any power cables or data lines
  • Diverse: generate diverse report formats

JLL initially launched the Command Centre in Australia last year. In response to the unique demands of China market, JLL released the platform in the country using the innovative LPWAN technology, ZETA. Compared with Wi-Fi, ZETA offers customers high-quality, but low-cost IoT network solutions with its low-power mesh access and extensive coverage.

"With the increasing prevalence of smart buildings, real estate owners and investors are getting savvier about new proptech solutions they can harness to drive efficient operations of their assets, enhance occupant experience and be more attractive to tenants. JLL Command Centre is just such a product," said Albert Ovidi, Chief Operating Officer of JLL Asia Pacific.

"JLL is the industry's first property management service provider that seeks to use technologies to capture and analyze building management data, and monitor and raise an alert about building performance. We introduced the Command Centre to satisfy the needs of real estate owners and occupiers who are looking to make improvements in cost efficiency and reduce operational risk, allowing them to pinpoint and address issues before it's too late," said James Wong, Head of Property and Assets Management of JLL Greater China. "It is of particular significance for those who own, occupy and manage large real estate portfolios because they can compare different buildings or the space they occupy and improve underperforming ones in a timely manner."

JLL is currently providing property and asset management services to over 80 commercial buildings in Shanghai; 30 of which have completed the installation of the Command Centre at different levels. Shanghai Baoland Plaza, under Shanghai Baoland Group, is the first building to install the complete system. JLL is set to promote the Command Centre in property projects managed nationwide in the future.

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JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 83,500 as of March 31, 2018. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit