Building automation systems are becoming a necessity for the successful and productive operation of any commercial facility.
An automation system centralizes the control of the building’s heating, air conditioning, ventilation, lighting, security and other systems.
Integrating these different systems and appliances into a single hub streamlines programming and operation, saving time and money. The purpose of building automation is to maximize occupant comfort, equipment efficiency and safety while reducing operating costs and energy waste. Commercial facilities are held to strict regulations for environmental impact. Across almost every industry, the people in charge are searching for effective ways to save money and go green. Companies are striving to reduce overhead without cutting employees. A building automation system improves the way a business operates. Through more conscientious upkeep and troubleshooting of heating, cooling, plumbing and other equipment there are fewer malfunctions. This helps to avoid disruption, damage and costly repairs. When equipment is operating at its best, monthly expenses are lower. Plus, the automation system accommodates business hours and lessens wear and tear on vital systems. With the addition of surveillance cameras, motion detectors, automated lighting, alarms, glass breakage sensors and automated door locks, the building is more secure. Employees feel safer, inventory is protected and there’s a savings on insurance premiums. More and more schools have invested in building automation systems to create a more comfortable learning environment. Classrooms are advancing with technology and are outfitted to meet the evolving needs of the students and teachers. Hospitals are taking advantage of building automation to reduce energy consumption and optimize patient health and enjoyment. The system better manages temperature, lights, monitors and the overall atmosphere for the patient.