This migration can produce a far superior system that’s up to date with current technology and is capable of moving forward as technology improves in the future. Read on to learn more about the value and benefits you’ll get…
Access control systems are supposed to create a more efficient way for authorized individuals to enter an otherwise restricted or controlled area—while creating a verifiable paper-trail record of entries and exits.
The vast majority of access control issues stem from:
- Outdated equipment
- Keycards falling into the wrong hands
- Incorrect setup
- Lack of integration with other building systems
As technology continues to improve we are finding more reasons to integrate related systems like BAS, lighting and shade systems, security/card access, video, fire alarm, etc. And with these integrations the ability to have remote access to those systems is moving past desirable to essential.
But for many users, they have not secured their systems in even the most obvious ways, much less what is…
If your facility department has been charged with reducing operating costs in 2016, reducing energy consumption is a great place to start. Keep in mind that it’s never worth sacrificing employee comfort to save energy, because productivity has a much greater impact on the bottom line; however, there are ways to reduce energy consumption without sacrificing comfort.
Distech Controls has developed…
One thing almost all facility managers have in common is a serious lack of time. When you manage a large facility or commercial building, there seems to be no end to what can go wrong and what has to be done.
The tunnel vision generated by putting out one fire after another can sometimes leave big picture thinking, strategizing, and planning with a lot to be desired. For many, there just isn’t…
SkySpark is an open analytics platform from SkyFoundry that automatically analyzes building data from sensors, automation systems, meters, and other smart devices to provide useful building insights.
SkySpark insights help facility managers, building owners, and business managers identify trends, issues, faults, correlations and opportunities for cost reduction or building improvements.
When it comes to building automation equipment, open platform equipment puts customers in the driver’s seat. Investing in open building control equipment gives consumers the largest variety of options in the long run.
What if a consumer wants to change vendors down the road? Or pick a different company to service their equipment? Closed platform equipment prevent these sorts of transitions,…
85% of facility managers oversee more than one physical location and many oversee dozens over vast regions. Facility teams are generally responsible for cutting building costs and reducing energy use, but doing so is nearly impossible without direct access to energy usage data and the right set of energy reduction tools.