UAE’s Farnek unveils new FM technology solutions firm ‘HITEK’

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Farnek, a leading UAE-based smart and green facilities management (FM) company, has launched a new smart FM technology solutions company “HITEK”, under the leadership of Ms. Javeria Aijaz, who was previously Senior Director of Technology and Innovations at Farnek.

The HITEK solution 4.0, which was developed in-house and launched in the third quarter (Q3) of 2021, connects people, assets and spaces from multiple remote sites, using intelligent analytical platforms, for cleaning, security and maintenance. The solution uses the Internet of Things (IoT), Building Management Systems (BMS), Cloud, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) based technologies to smartly manage the services.

Markus Oberlin
Markus Oberlin
CEO – Farnek

“After developing the HITEK brand as a cutting-edge technological FM proposition, we received inquiries from both our customers, trade associations and government departments, as well as other industry peers. It soon became apparent that there was huge potential for this innovative solution. Because HITEK can integrate with any existing technologies like BMS, built on an open protocol, HITEK can now activate a variety of bespoke, white-labeled portfolio solutions, to building managers and FM professionals, as well as other FM consultancies, linking smart buildings with a digitally connected workforce.”

The HITEK solution 4.0 supports operational efficiencies, staff welfare, and sustainability while saving a significant amount of money of its clients by reducing manpower costs by up to 17 percent by transferring from traditional FM operational management to HITEK’s smart management.

Under Ms. Aijaz’s direction, Farnek’s in-house technology team has developed a range of cutting-edge technologies and initiatives such as a CAFM, BMS, IoT Remote monitoring, smart washroom, wearable technology, HSEQ App, eProcurement, telematics solutions, facial recognition, and benchmarking and forecasting software to make buildings more efficient and ultimately more sustainable.

“HITEK’s 24/7 command and control room or ‘nerve center’, is located at Farnek’s state-of-the-art staff accommodation center in Jebel Ali. Being 5G and Wi-Fi 6 enabled, HITEK can take advantage of increased bandwidth, ultra-low latency and enhanced security. This will allow us to roll out more connected and transformative applications of technology that not only uplift the face of FM digitalization but also offer enhanced efficiency, as technology advances, interfacing with all aspects of FM,” Ms. Aijaz remarked.

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