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How Building Smoke Evacuation System Works

Did you know that in order to protect commercial building occupants from the dangers of burning fumes and smoke owners should have smoke management systems installed to aid in the process of evacuation to help remove dangerous fumes before impacting the health of those inside.  

Overview of Building Smoke Evacuation Systems 

If your business or companies has an active kitchen, the need for a smoke management system cannot be stressed enough. Smoke and fumes can quickly spread throughout a commercial building creating a significant hazard for employees and other individuals inside. Most fire-related fatalities stem from breathing in the fumes and gasses caused by the fire instead of the actual flames. Unfortunately in these situation, the smoke that spreads is often created by the heating and burning of materials that can often cause a deadly mixture of invisible chemicals, including carbon monoxide.  

If your building has a building automation system, Advanced Control Corp. can seamlessly integrate a building smoke evacuation system to your building automation system giving your building an extra level of security. In the case of the possible fire, your smoke management system will respond immediately, altering the function of your HVAC and ventilation to confine the areas with smoke and move them away from occupied areas.  

When building smoke evacuation systems detect smoke, or fumes, they activate fans and dampers to control air pressure and therefore move the toxic smoke away from employees, guests and other individuals in the building. We also recommend the use of fire partitions, barriers and doors as other containment measures to be incorporated to extend the security of your building in contain smoke in case of a fire.  

The main need for controlling smoke in the case of a fire is to create differences in air pressure in certain zones. This concept allows for smoke to move out of the occupied areas and into the smoke zone by raising the pressure in adjacent spaces, allowing the smoke to move into the smoke zone and not throughout the building.  

Advanced Control Corporation is an industry leader in building automation services in South Florida and has been in business for more than 25 years. We work to improve the safety, energy efficiency and security of building by installing building solutions that are innovative and up to date. Let us help you create a truly safe working environment.  

Building Automation and Smoke Management 

Building automation is nearly an essential asset to your companies building. It is a centralized hub that monitors, manages and responds to everything mechanical going on in your building. This means that in most cases is continuously controls the heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, security and access control. Building automation makes sure that all systems are following maintenance protocols all while monitoring to ensure optimal function. If something is not operating correctly it will detect it and analyze what is going on. Being able to know what is going on behind the scenes could save a large quantity of money in the long run as well we less major repairs. Another great feature about building automation is that it can be controlled from anywhere, on site or remotely through a cell phone or a computer.  

Approximate annual savings from a building smoke evacuation systems is around 15%, depending on the size of your company. Building automation is a great addition to your company’s operations and paired with a smoke management system your business will increase in safety and also productivity.  

How Advanced Control Corporation Can Help your Business

If you are interested in learning more about building automation and smoke management systems, speak to an Advanced Control Corporation  team member today about what we can do to help you. We can be reached through our contact us page or at 954.491.6660.  

Reasons You Should Install a Security System in Your Office Building

Your office building is your business, your home base for work. It is not only a place where your employees work but it’s also where your business keeps its valuables, and oftentimes money. Security systems for office buildings are important because they not only keep your office safe, but also your business – and Advanced Control Corp. can help with that.  

Office Building Security  

Security systems for office buildings have become evermore complex over the past years, changing with the need to become increasingly more secure within buildings. Most new offices rely on computerized building automation systems that can virtually control all the systems within the building, including security.  

In order for building owners to protect their businesses, employees, equipment and data they need to incorporate the latest surveillance paired with access control and other technologies in their building automation systems to secure their building.  

At Advanced Control Corp. our office building security system options give business owners solutions to possible security issues. This can be such as elevator security systems and building access control to comprehensive camera recording devices and so forth. We urge all business owners to consider investing in office building security to effectively secure your investments and employees.  

Continue reading to learn more about our different types of security systems for office buildings. 

Security Systems for Office Buildings 

As security for business becomes an even more important concern today, Advanced Control Corp. is here to help you provide a safe environment not only for your business but also for your employees. At ACC we offer a variety of security automation solutions for you to decide on, ensuring optimal security for your property and the things inside. Here are a few of our security systems for office buildings that we offer: 

  • Elevator Security Systems – Securing a building oftentimes starts at the elevator, depending on the type of building. We offer options such as the SmartCard system that can allow employees or tenants to enter specific floors or zones within the building. Because a card is needed to move in the elevator, this option acts as a great theft deterrent because they are unable to enter restricted zones, removing the possibility or property damage or worse. These systems are adaptable and can run on their own or work with lighting and surveillance systems.  
  • CCTV Surveillance – CCTV stands for Closed Circuit Television and was initially created to secure banks, but is now used worldwide to secure all types of business and more. CCTV transmits images and signals from around properties to be viewed on monitors on site, or remotely. All data from these systems are stored electronically in order to be accessed at any point, even years later. At ACC, we offer excellent CCTV options an our representatives can walk you through any questions that you may have related to its use and functionality. 

Advanced Control Corporation is an industry leader in the design, installation and support of security systems for office buildings. We will work with your business to create a perfect security system that will fit your needs and structure. In order to find out more, you can contact us at 954.491-6660

Why Preventive Maintenance Services are Important

Advanced Control Corp. knows the importance of preventive maintenance service in regards to the health of any business, regardless of their size. When companies work with the ACC preventive maintenance services they are allowing us to help avoid major financial pitfalls due to failing systems and/or equipment.  

How Do Preventive Maintenance Services Work? 

Advanced Control Corp, located in South Florida, works with companies giving the benefits of preventive maintenance services where we monitor, test and schedule systems and system upgrades to ensure that businesses are running smoothly and effectively without service interruptions that can often be costly.  

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The Power of a Building Automation System

Building automation systems makes maintaining the everyday operations easier while also helping reduce operation costs and maintaining safety. Advanced Control Corporation, is a leading provider of solutions in building automation, helping clients achieve their goals.  

What is Building Automation? 

Building automation is a system installed in a building that allow’s it’s operator to control and monitor all mechanical systems inside the building. These mechanical systems can include security systems, fire systems, flood systems, heating and cooling systems as well as ventilation systems. Thanks to the power of building automation systems, building owners and managers are able to not only monitor systems but can also access these systems from virtually anywhere all while making operations more effective and saving money.  

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