Operating and maintaining a commercial facility is no easy task. Even for companies with relatively small buildings, managing the building and its systems is a full-time job—sometimes for multiple employees. There are so many systems to keep tabs on, including HVAC, ventilation, lighting, security, fire safety, audiovisual, and more.
To help with this large task, many Sacramento businesses are turning to building automation. Building automation offers multiple benefits to companies, including lower operating and maintenance costs, greater energy efficiency and resource management, and even better productivity for employees.
Matt Grisafe, owner of Crestron programming company AV Programming Associates, had this to say about building automation for Sacramento companies: “Our company works with businesses throughout the country—including in Sacramento—to improve their buildings and their business operations through building automation. When a building’s systems are fully integrated and their functionality is automated and/or easily controlled, it can save a company money and make them more productive.”
Easy-to-Operate Building Automation Systems for Commercial Buildings in Sacramento
Building control and automation is great, but only if the control system is user friendly. Grisafe says, “Building automation systems need to be easy to operate. Otherwise, they will produce the opposite effect for which they were intended. They will cause frustration and make things more difficult for employees. When our company does programming for commercial buildings, we make sure the control panels that the end users will use are intuitive.
Full integration is also important, according to Grisafe. He explains, “Integration gives employees the ability to easily control multiple systems with the touch of a button. For example, with an integrated system, the last employee to leave for the night could put the building in ‘night mode’, which would turn off the interior lights, turn off the HVAC system, and arm the security system.” Integration also means that employees only need to learn one system, rather than multiple, to control and automate the entire building.
Systems Monitoring for Sacramento Businesses
Having a “smart” building doesn’t just mean you can control your building’s systems. It also means that those systems can relay helpful information to you. You can be informed of system malfunctions through text or email, so your maintenance staff can take early action—before the system completely breaks down. For example, your monitoring system could inform you of a leak in your HVAC system before it causes substantial damage and requires you to replace expensive pieces of equipment.
You can also receive data on energy usage in order to make informed decisions about how to reduce your building’s carbon footprint and save your company money on its energy bills, while still providing your employees with a comfortable working environment.
Crestron Programming for Sacramento Businesses
Business owners seeking customized functionality for their commercial buildings should consider going with a company that provides Crestron programming in Sacramento. Crestron programming takes building automation to the next level and makes building systems easier to manage and control.