Smart homes—and the automated technology they helped make popular—entered the scene in the tail-end of the 1990s and found their foothold in the early 2000s. The prospect of a home autonomously managing lighting, heating, and other actions seemed right out of a movie, and it was only a matter of time before those smart technology solutions found a home in other environments.
Automation professionals and engineers have a challenging, but crucial, role to play in the future of building management. It’s ultimately their responsibility to find new and intuitive ways to utilize technology in the continued maintenance, management, and evolution of the buildings under their care.
Equipping your building with a management system can go a long way toward streamlining your day-to-day responsibilities and maximizing the amount of work you can get done. There are plenty of building manager software options you can choose from, and each one will probably help you accomplish more with less time and effort. However, why settle for “good enough” when you can reach for the “best?”
As our buildings become increasingly reliant on automation services, cloud application security technologies, and other interconnected systems, finding a safe and secure way to manage it all has become nothing less than essential.
Building owners and operators know full-well how essential it is to keep their sites running smoothly and securely. However, with multiple systems in need of supervision and various employees who need access to those systems, it can be difficult for a single building manager to delegate specific tasks to the right people efficiently.
ODIN (Operator Display Integrated Network) is a building automation system with an integrated, simplified user interface that makes it easy to manage complex HVAC and energy processes in your building—or even in multiple buildings.
ODIN is a helpful central control hub for the BACnet objects in your HVAC system and other building facilities, even if they’re all from different makers. However, it is more than just a centralized control dashboard—ODIN is an open book for the story of your building monitoring system.
Building automation systems are the way of the future. With SMART technology, modern advancements in automation, and the flexible mobility of smartphones, managing a building’s HVAC and other systems is easier than it’s ever been before.
Cumbersome facilities management process or antiquated building control systems increase support costs, risk, time, and the overall efficiency of the work your building technicians are tasked with. Nonetheless, in the model of the Efficient World Scenario, there is potential for global building energy consumption to become 40% more efficient in 2040 than it is today, in spite of anticipated growth in floor areas of 60% in that same timeframe.
Your future is now!
The Internet of Things (IoT) surrounds our lives. Smart speakers, mobile apps that control lights in your living room, cameras in your refrigerator, and other technological developments have revolutionized the way we interact with the internet, but even more importantly, the actual buildings in which we live and work.