January 10, 2019

Is Your Building Automation Investment Overriden?

David   Edgington

David Edgington
Vice President /Cl3 Integrators

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In today’s high-tech frenzy, it has become common to invest corporate resources in Building Management Systems. It is a wise decision to have your facilities operating at top efficiencies and building automation is a large component to the solution. Building Management Systems monitor and control the temperature, fresh air intake, and humidity levels in your facilities while minimizing the energy needed. The comfort and health of your personnel as they work are soft dollar contributors that have a true effect on bottom lines.

In the fast-past mobile workforce arena often times the investments in brick and mortar buildings are increasingly under scrutiny. The building infrastructure is an asset but only if managed properly. From large corporations to small startups; technology is used to monitor and control the building environment. However, a large percentage of systems are disabled, improperly configured, or mismanaged. As you go about your daily business competing for business, don’t forget to review your technology systems to make sure they are working for you and not overriding your investment in them. 

As executives, we often focus on the business and how to expand our market share. How often do we stop and think about the investments in our technology infrastructure to ensure it is not taking money and resources away from our success? Having the appropriate staff with proper oversite is critical to keeping those hard-earned dollars. Take the time to evaluate how well your staff is keeping your technology assets up-to-date and fully functional. Ensure you are getting audit reports of “disabled” functions or errors that are keeping your systems from performing their roles. Just like your personnel your technology solutions are to work for you and not against you.

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