Benefits of Upgrading Your South Florida Building Automation System

Building Automation SystemIs it time to upgrade the building automation system in your facility? If your system is more than a few years old, the answer is an emphatic “Yes”! Building automation technology has advanced so rapidly in recent years that building automation systems which were state of the art as little as ten years ago have become outdated. The development of the internet and the spread of IT infrastructure have improved building control systems and the way they communicate so much that these systems have evolved into powerful building management tools capable of being remotely accessible from anywhere in the world. The benefits of upgrading your South Florida building automation system and turning it into an intelligent building solution are both immediate and long term: you have a safer, more secure building environment that heightens tenant appeal, as well as improved energy efficiency that will reduce your energy usage, lower your operational costs, and lessen your building’s environmental footprint.

While there are considerable benefits of upgrading your building automation system, there can be some difficulties to overcome. Many times owners have upgraded and assembled their building control systems in a piecemeal fashion, leaving them with components that have incompatible operating systems and differing manufacturer protocols, which can cause the performance of the entire network to suffer. The technicians at Advanced Control Corporation are experienced at overcoming these problems of interoperability, achieving seamless integration in a cost effective manner using building automation systems that can communicate with other building automation components via various open protocols.

These open protocols allow Advanced Control’s featured building automation systems to interface with other manufacturer’s systems and share information between all the component systems in the building, such as fire alarms, CCTV systems, HVAC, lighting controls, and more. By utilizing open protocol support to work with the products and information system of many other vendors, Advanced Control is able to work with installed legacy systems, which use a wide variety of proprietary protocols, and bring the benefits of the latest intelligent building management technology to older structures.

If any of the components in your facility lack an open standard to communicate, Advanced Control has a list of over 200 third party communication drivers, including many propriety protocols. Our intelligent building automation systems employ BACnet, an open ASHRA/ANSI/ISO standard that provides the opportunity for building automation systems to interoperate with each other. Your upgraded building control system will take full advantage of the extensive suite of services BACnet offers, including data sharing, trends, scheduling, alarm tactics, and device management services. BACnet’s IT-friendly system supports the major communication, desktop IT, and building automation standards such as email, SNMP, HTML, Active-X and XML through TCP/IP, OPC, LonWorks, BACnet, and Ethernet. BACnet allows all your systems to share the same network, which greatly increases interoperability while lowering installation costs. Advanced Control is able to provide the highest level of interoperability at every level, from the BACnet operator’s workstation to the building controller to the simplest terminal controller

When you are ready to start enjoying the befits of an upgraded building control system, Advanced Control Corporation can create a web-based intelligent building control solution that incorporates building automation, energy management, access control, and CCTV technology, giving you real-time information and allowing you to control and monitor your building’s control system from anywhere in the world. We can outfit your building with one of these progressive and environmentally sound solutions, customized to meet your specific needs.

Contact Advanced Control today at 954-491-6660 and let one of our experts bring the many benefits of an upgraded building automation system to your facility!