Advantages of a building automation system for a commercial space


In today’s competitive commercial world, a building automation system is just about a necessity.

There are so many demands on time, responsibilities to manage and opportunities available that utilizing smart technology only makes sense.

Building automation systems allow for programming according to daily operations, simplifying tasks and saving time. There is no worries over someone forgetting to turn out the lights or lock the doors. Nearly every appliance and system can be linked to the automation system and programmed for greatest advantage. Not only is less labor involved and human error eliminated but there is the potential for significant energy savings. Simply automating the lights in a larger commercial space can greatly lessen carbon footprint and operational costs. The automation system can utilize occupancy sensors to light up, heat or cool those zones that are in use while conserving energy in unoccupied spaces. Blinds can be programmed in open or close depending on whether sunlight is an attribute or detriment to comfort and energy conservation. Door locks can be customized to allow passage only to authorized personnel. Conference rooms can be automated to provide the necessary technology and amenities for meetings. Plus, there is the added security of motion-activated lighting and surveillance cameras around the perimeter. For commercial spaces in northern climates, incorporating a snowmelt system can be especially helpful, eliminating the need to plow and the danger of injuries due to icy pavement. Real-time video allows inside and outdoor areas to be monitored. From security alarms to carbon monoxide, moisture and smoke detectors, a building automation system protects the commercial space and occupants.


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