Sensorberg digitizes betahaus Co-Working Spaces in Berlin and Hamburg

February 20, 2019 by
Sensorberg digitizes betahaus Co-Working Spaces in Berlin and Hamburg
Karoline Pantera

PropTech Sensorberg digitizes several locations of the Coworking- and Event-Space provider betahaus in Berlin and Hamburg. The focus in all locations is put on digitally controlled building access, but also digitally operated lockers will be installed all over the place. In Berlin, Sensorberg has already installed the necessary hardware in the properties at both Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 23 (Kreuzberg) on almost 2,800 m² and at Harzer Straße 39 (Neukölln) on 3,000 m² and has also provided the software for its control. In Hamburg, where the founders of betahaus Hamburg run a new coworking space under the name finhaven at Versmannstrasse 4 in Hafencity together with representatives of the FinTech industry, implementation will take place in the first quarter.

In order to allow members of coworking spaces to access the buildings via smartphones, Sensorberg installs special contact and connection points, so-called access hubs, at the entrance building doors and at all doors inside the building. This enables members to access the buildings without keys or transponders via their mobile devices. Access control is implemented via an app developed by Sensorberg for betahaus. The app allows users to open and close not only doors but also lockers digitally. If required, additional features - such as heating and air regulation - can be integrated at any time. The usage data is collected in the background on an intelligent platform, which the operator can use to control capacity utilisation and use more effectively, for example, service providers such as cleaning companies.

Michael von Roeder, CEO of Sensorberg, says: "Digitalisation has already made it possible to make real estate not only much more efficient in operation, but above all much more user-friendly. We create a high degree of flexibility with applications that enable tenants to enter their offices or use lockers independently of the time of day or week. This is exactly the trend in today's world of work."

Christoph Fahle, CEO of betahaus, adds: "We want to make the use of our spaces as intuitive as possible. This enables our members to concentrate on the essentials, namely their work. At the same time, we as operators can use Sensorberg technology to optimize our processes at our locations and make them even more sustainable."

The betahaus spaces in Rudi-Dutschke-Straße in Kreuzberg are located in the former editorial offices of the daily newspaper "taz" and are in the immediate vicinity of the historic border crossing at Checkpoint Charlie. The property on Harzer Strasse in Neukölln is located west of the Spree between Kiehlufer and Görlitzer Bahn Weg. Both locations are very well connected to public transport. The property in Hamburg is located directly next to HafenCity University is also easily accessible by public transport via bus and subway stations.

About betahaus
betahaus is a coworking space and community started back in 2009. betahaus is for people who want to work on their own projects while exchanging knowledge, ideas, and inspiration with others. Today, betahaus is one of the leading coworking spaces in Europe, with 2 locations in Berlin and a global network of partner spaces in Barcelona, Sofia, Hamburg, and 76 locations worldwide.

About finhaven
The finhaven is the hub of Hamburg's fintech scene in the modern Hafencity district. Initiated and supported by betahaus Hamburg in cooperation with important players in the community, it offers space for projects and encounters at the interface between the financial sector and digital innovation. In addition to co-working on over 1000 square metres, the finhaven also offers office spaces for companies from the Fintech ecosystem. A special focus is put on security: For example, modern access control conforms to the standards of the supervisory authorities - and is user-friendly at the same time.