Saving Money in the Long Term
Large-scale industrial buildings require coordinated management of day-to-day functions. Manual operation of these elements is not always reliable and can cause minor and serious problems. Leaving the lights on in a room or corridor might not seem like much of a problem, but it consumes power and costs money. It is much more cost-effective to have lighting controlled by a timer or motion sensor than a switch. The same is true of restroom fixtures, temperature control, doors, and disaster prevention systems. It’s a much more serious problem to have a fire in an unattended part of the building and no one is present to ring the alarm. Building automation can solve all of these problems. Automating these functions is cost-effective, bolsters safety, and enables people in the building to go about their daily tasks with less worry.
How Building Automation Works
Building automation is the centralized control of a building’s HVAC system, lighting, and other systems, run through a building management system (BMS) or building automation system (BAS). These systems are usually implemented in large buildings or a series of buildings, where manual control of these functions would be inadequate. A BMS and BAS are examples of a distributed control system (DCS) as well, as the functionality of the building is controlled by numerous I/O switches at a central processor.
Building automation is supremely beneficial for industrial buildings and complexes. Temperature regulation, fire safety and prevention systems, waste water systems, and lighting (among other things) can all be controlled through a central DCS. While installation requires intelligent initial programming and set up, the long-term benefits outweigh the initial costs.
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Innovative Automation Systems is an excellent choice for building automation, both for installation and maintenance. We have lengthy experience with different brands of BMS and BAS. We have experience with automation of all scales, from programming a zone controller for one part of building to connecting devices to a central control room. Whether it’s for one building or a campus of facilities, we can complete the job. If you have a potential project or need more information on building automation, don’t hesitate to contact Innovative Automation Concepts!