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Efficient building management is the backbone of any facility. It makes sure that the processes are running out smoothly, there are negligible chances of building backlogs, equipment is running smoothly without any risk of breakdown, crucial building data is systematically gathered, etc. In short, it enables managers to monitor and manage the day-to-day operations of the building.

However, traditional building management is prone to challenges that are hard for managers to overcome. It raised the need for the Internet of Things (IoT). This smart technology has the ability to deliver credible implementation to drive business efficiencies allowing managers to get complete control over residential, commercial, and industrial properties. The adoption of systems based upon the Internet of Things (IoT) can completely transform the way buildings operate!

Traditional building management comes with a lot of challenges

Facilities incur massive costs in the installation of building systems. Spending the valuable capital will not be worth if it doesn’t deliver optimum return on investment (ROI) and efficient building operations.

Building Management Systems (BMS) have been in place for almost three decades, performing automation of equipment in buildings. However, this space has seen major innovation over the years and better products and systems have been introduced to augment the capabilities. Over the last few years, several new IoT technologies have emerged, leading to modular, low-cost, intelligent, and cloud-connected systems that can leverage large volumes of data collected from within the buildings. It delivers next-generation automation in analytics powered, wireless, and cost-effective manner.

How does IoT allow for smart management of a building?

IoT implementation makes much more sense today, especially in building management. It comes with smart building analytics that provides unprecedented insight into building equipment, maintenance, air quality, energy use, building system integration, and other specific functionalities. Not just this, it adds to the efficiencies and streamlines non-core functions, making it ideal for building and site management.

Facility managers must leverage IoT technology if they aim to yield maximum operational building efficiency at minimal investment. Here’s know it takes the building management to an unprecedented level:

1. Wireless connectivity for unparalleled insight into the building operation

The best thing about IoT is its ability to drive automation in building systems. How? By bringing wireless connectivity between systems that allow them to communicate, share data, and enable each other to take actions based upon a range of criteria. As a result, facility managers get complete control over the building systems and allow them to take proactive decisions for optimized results.

Take an example of a cold chain warehouse – If the facility is closed and freezers fail to perform, the businesses will face massive losses. However, such risks will automatically minimize if the IoT-based sensors, secure communications, AI/ML based predictive maintenance system, FDD, and other systems are installed in a facility. That’s how it simplifies the necessary actions while simultaneously informing the building owner of any unforeseen activities.

When it comes to remote monitoring of commercial buildings, nothing can beat IoT. It enables managers to keep a constant check on the building operations without having a need to visit the facility. It eventually helps in increasing operational efficiency, energy efficiency, along with reduced equipment downtime.

2. Optimization of building operations

Every facility aims to achieve optimized results, reduced cost, and greater satisfaction of occupants’. How to do that? With the implementation of IoT, this advanced technology helps facility managers to get detailed insights into every aspect of the building allowing them to optimize building operations.

Based on real-time and factual data, managers can make business-driven decisions. Whether it’s about ensuring predictive maintenance, site management, managing occupant comfort, or any other aspect, they can do the same with IoT-based building management.

3. Remote asset management

What’s crucial for businesses these days? To smartly and proactively manage workplaces like workshops, manufacturing units, etc. facility managers have to regularly track and identify the assets of the building. At the same time, they have to make sure that equipment and systems are well-operated and fully functional. However, ensuring these aspects becomes a challenge with manual or traditional BMS as it lacks visibility of assets.

IoT-based building management systems simplify this hassle of the facility managers. How? By giving the power to remotely monitor the assets with its real-time tracking and condition monitoring capabilities. Now, instead of relying on reactive maintenance, facility managers can actually ensure predictive maintenance. That’s how it improves the life of a valuable building asset.

Deploying IoT-based systems for building management is a must!

Internet of Things (IoT) provides significant opportunities to ensure business efficiencies and optimal performance of the building. Create a smarter and safer business environment that saves costs associated with building systems and monitors premises with Zenatix advanced IoT solutions. Reach out to us today to efficiently transform your building operations.

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