3 Benefits of Smart Building Management Systems

May 11, 2022 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

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Tech has made so many parts of our lives drastically easier. We have smartwatches to keep us active, vehicle navigation systems to help us avoid traffic jams, and smartphones to connect us with loved ones across the globe. 

But you can probably also say you’ve experienced tech that had you missing the old-fashioned way, even if only for a moment. Like when you need to talk to your banker but spend 10 minutes fiddling with an automated system before you can get through to a real human. 

So, it’s only natural that we want to be sure about a piece of technology’s benefits before we start using it. We want to know the specific ways that tech helps us before we jump on the bandwagon. 

Smart Building Management System Benefits

Fortunately, smart building management systems are one of those pieces of tech that saves the day, rather than raining on your parade. You can hand the task of managing your building’s security system, energy consumption, air quality, and more to your smart building’s IoT. 

Once programmed, it can effortlessly gather enormous amounts of key metric data for these systems, picking up on trends and areas of concern that affect your bottom line. Then, your smart building’s IoT can use predictive analytics to suggest strategies for improvement — all while you relax.

Here are the top three ways that smart building management systems help improve operations, lower costs, and make your life a whole lot easier.

1. Less “Our systems are currently down”.  More productivity. 

Smart building management systems prevent equipment and service disruptions for your business. We’ve all seen how costly, frustrating, and wasteful downtime can be — whether it’s your equipment, employees, or both experiencing the disruption.

Let’s take, for example, your building’s security system. If there’s an error and you can’t turn off your building’s alarm, your business is at a standstill until this problem is fixed. Your tenants are irritated, and your whole day is disrupted. In fact, your entire business is stuck until you can get someone out to fix the security system. This can be expensive across the board  — rush fees, lost productivity, etc.

That’s where smart building management systems come in to save the day. We can program your smart building’s IoT to continuously monitor your security system day and night for key parameters that might indicate trouble ahead. That way, you can get ahead of any potential issues, and stop them before they bring your business to a screeching halt. 

The same thing applies to much more than just your security system. Your smart building’s IoT can monitor just about every key building parameter you have in mind like your HVAC, lighting, server room conditions, equipment status, and more. Preventing these kinds of issues can not only save you more time and money than you might think, but it also provides peace of mind.

2.  Big green initiatives on the horizon? Do it the easy way.

With the bar for eco-friendly goals getting higher and higher, a smart building can be your new best friend. With its help, you can do so much more than you ever would have been able to by yourself. Plus, your smart building’s management system can be essential in helping you reach key goals like a LEED or WELL certification. 

It would be daunting for a human being to gather all the necessary data about your building’s energy consumption. Not to mention analyzing that information, noticing key trends of interest, and applying predictive analytics to strategize ways to improve. But it’s effortless for your smart building’s IoT to do all of this while you sleep. 

These systems can detect data trends in a moment that a human might take years to find. That means you can not only reach your green goals but surpass them with ease. And when it comes to a LEED or WELL certification, the documentation and reports that your smart building management system can provide are simply essential.

3. Maintain a clean, healthy, and SAFE environment.

The importance of air quality has been top of mind for the last few years. You know how essential it is to maintain a safe working environment for your tenants. But many don’t know that your smart building can help you in this area as well.

For example, your smart building’s IoT can monitor the concentration of air pollutants of concern over days, weeks, months, or even years. Then, it can interpret that data using predictive analytics to help you strategize ways to improve your building’s air quality. It can do the same for your building's noise levels as well, protecting your tenant’s hearing and overall well-being.

When it comes to health and safety, your smart building can keep you one step ahead of the game.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

As it turns out, using technology to help run and maintain our buildings has been an absolute game-changer. It frees up enormous amounts of time, money, and mental space for you to focus on other priorities — all while the building maintains itself. 

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