The narrative around connected building technology has shifted, at least for the time being. Efforts around comfort, sustainability and reducing energy costs through improved building management now include strategies for doing it all remotely, when uncommon circumstances might make it difficult to work on site. Most typical users only access a fraction of the full capabilities. Did you know that you may hold more power in your hands than you realize?
Here’s a checklist to help optimize your remote building:
✓ Monitor and check alarms regularly. Set up additional alarms to keep tabs on things you would normally check during building rounds.
✓ If occupancy patterns have changed, revise system scheduling to match. Many commercial buildings including offices, retail, restaurants and entertainment venues may have less occupancy. But there are still ways to save money or manage comfort better.
✓ Remember that if you have multiple buildings within an enterprise management system, you can generally implement schedule changes uniformly across all (or selected) buildings quickly and easily. You can also restore previous settings just as easily when things return to normal.
✓ Extend the BAS reach. Consider integrating additional building systems or equipment into the existing BAS—and make it visible and manageable. This may be easier than you think, thanks to wireless technology and open-architecture system design.
✓ Take note of remote building management gaps or weaknesses. Is there something you wish you could see or do remotely? Write them down and make a plan for upgrades and changes that will help you in the future.
✓ Manage your energy and save. Our remote monitoring ability is staffed 24/7.
LMS is here to:
– Expand your remote capabilities and system intelligence
– Manage your current systems set-points and schedules
– Monitor your equipment and system performance
We’re all in this together.