A building automation system (BAS) from ATS Integrated Solutions is a one-stop shop for effortless building control. From HVAC and lighting to power and access control, our technology enables you to manage everything from one centralized location. Our system requires minimal manual work and drastically reduces costs while offering real-time access and monitoring. Our innovative troubleshooting lets you quickly identify and solve issues, making decision-making and problem-solving faster.
What is building automation?
A building automation system (BAS) revolutionizes how building operators and owners manage their buildings. With just a few clicks, this one-stop system allows users to have real-time access, control, and monitoring of HVAC, lighting, power, and access control systems. This technology requires minimal manual involvement and drastically reduces costs. It also provides extensive visibility over operating costs for improved future decision-making and faster problem resolution due to integrated troubleshooting that can quickly identify an issue’s root cause and solution.
Building automation offers a truly revolutionary way to optimize comfort and efficiency at the same time. Through thorough data collection and analysis, it is now possible to make decisions quickly that reduce energy waste while still catering to occupant comfort. Automated controls allow lights and HVAC to be turned down or off when no one is present, meaning fewer resources are expended in these rooms. But when people return to those rooms, they regain control over their environment with quick access through room controls, meaning the temperature is back to their desired level before they notice any difference. Building automation offers a win-win situation where you don’t have to choose between occupant comfort and energy efficiency.
How does building automation work?
Automation systems can help provide efficiency, comfort, security, and convenience to commercial and residential buildings. To achieve this, all automation systems will have some common elements. This includes software that serves as the primary platform for the entire system, field controllers, a communication bus to connect peripheral devices and controllers, network controllers that manage the other components of the system, and end devices like room temperature sensors or thermostats so occupants can make comfort adjustments. Combined, these elements allow building managers to implement an automated system tailored to their facility’s needs.
Types of Building Automation Systems
- HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning)
- Fire Alarms and Fire Suppression
- Electrical Systems
- Chillers and Cold Storage
- Security System and Alarms
- Plumbing and Water Usage
- Occupancy Sensors
- Fault Detection and Analytics
Central Server – The central server keeps tabs on every aspect of the system while processing reports and enabling remote control of the connected devices.
Controllers – The controllers collect sensor data and make decisions based on the input.
Sensors – These can be as simple as a motion detector or thermostat. The sensor’s purpose is to monitor and feed information to the controllers.
Connected Devices – With intelligent building automation systems, connected devices and IoT gadgets can control various features in a modern facility – from lighting levels and HVAC temperature settings to door access – creating an efficient environment where all components work together.
Smart buildings offer a range of advantages, from operational cost savings to improved energy efficiency. This intelligent use of technology helps create more efficient spaces that maximize available resources and provide an optimized working environment for end users.
Reduce Energy Costs
Automation is a powerful money-saving tool that allows large buildings to take advantage of energy efficiency and lower operating costs. From climate control systems to indoor lighting management – every system can be intelligently automated for optimal performance and reduced electricity usage during peak times.
Remote Monitoring and Control
Gain ultimate control over your systems with remote monitoring capabilities. Remote adjustments mean access from anywhere, enabling LED-style responses to changing conditions and reports reflecting usage data for informed decisions on maintenance or operational changes.
With the help of innovative AI functions, facilities can optimize their lighting and climate systems to cut costs without requiring manual input. Smart adaptations create seamless changes throughout operating hours for maximum efficiency and cost savings, even in large buildings.
Reduce Maintenance Costs
Automation systems also can also provide maintenance cost reductions. By carefully regulating system activity through automation, wear and tear is minimized while providing added insight into scheduled downtime.