Building automation allows all aspects of your commercial or industrial property to work smoothly. It can help create a comfortable environment conducive to carry out functions in your business’ day to day operations at a more optimal and efficient level.
How Does Building Automation Work?
Building automation integrates your property’s software and hardware systems in a centralised system. These include heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, security, alarm fire safety, elevators, circuit television and many more.
Interconnecting these systems provides coordinated monitoring and control of all their functions in the building. Often referred to as Smart buildings, the entire system is typically hardwired, but now, it is going wireless with evolving technology.
4 Benefits of Building Automation
Reduced Environmental Impact: Contribute To A Greener World
Traditional commercial and industrial structures tend to release greenhouse gases and cause resource wastage — both are harmful to the environment. Smart buildings have a way of controlling HVAC, water systems, and even plumbing for more efficient use of energy and water, reducing environmental impact.
Better Energy Management: Save On Electrical Cost
Usually, lights, heating and cooling are the primary culprits that energy consumption goes up. Building automation allows for efficient energy management. Monitor all areas in the building, making adjustments to lower energy usage without compromising comfort.
Improved Security: Peace Of Mind
Smart buildings have connected security systems that you can set up the way you see fit for your business. Monitor all activities inside and outside the premises with CCTV cameras. Receive immediate alerts if anything suspicious is happening. You can even program doors to lock at specific times or lights to turn on using motion sensors.
Convenient Operations: Access Your Property Anywhere
Wireless technology allows 24/7 access, monitoring, and controlling your business from any location with an internet connection. Adjust security or HVAC systems even when you’re away on holiday.
Building Automation: The New Way To Operate Your Business
According to a Technavio report, the building automation and control systems market is expected to have a year-over-year growth rate of 8.45% until 2024. One of its primary growth drivers is its energy efficiency benefit.
Many businesses worldwide are already using building automation. With all its benefits, many more will surely upgrade. Customising your systems within your property to suit your business is not only practical, but it is the way of the future.