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“Key Things To Know About A Building Management System” written by Mike Marko.

Looking for a unique way to attract new tenants?

Or a way to make managing your large rental property more efficient?

Then you may want to consider a building management system. There are a lot of advantages to implementing a building management system.

That’s why today I want to talk to you about what is a building management system, and how it can help you manage the rental properties more efficiently.

Understanding The Facts About A Building Management System

When managing commercial properties you may need to automate the way that you manage the property. A building Management System is the best way to automate many of the key aspects of managing a commercial building.

Most building management systems allow you to automate specific areas of the building so that you can be notified remotely if a problem occurs at the property. Some commonly automated systems include security, environmental management systems, elevators etc. When advertising for commercial tenants a way to attract new tenants is to highlight the building management system that their commercial rental will be under.

A building management system can provide a lot of advantages for your commercial properties and help to make your property management of the property more efficient.

But before we go into that let’s talk about what a building management system is…

What Is A Building Management System

A building management system is also known as a building automation system, or BAS. A building management system, or BMS, is a control system that is used to monitor and manage the mechanical, electrical and electromechanical services in a facility.

A BMS consists of both software and hardware. Its services will include monitoring and controlling of the following:

  • power
  • heating
  • ventilation
  • air-conditioning
  • physical access control
  • pumping stations
  • elevators
  • lights
  • fire systems
  • security systems

Often times each electrical or mechanical system will have their own automated notification system included when they are installed. A BAS allows you to add and delete any and all electrical and mechanical system so you can monitor them from one source which will save time and make your management of the building more efficient…

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Characteristics Of A Building Management System

A building management system is most commonly implemented in large projects especially those with extensive mechanical, HVAC, and electrical systems. When a system is linked to a building management system it will typically represent 40% of a building’s energy usage and approximately 70% of the buildings energy usage when lighting systems for the building are included.

A building management system is considered as a critical component in managing energy demand for a building. Normally a building management system is used for controlling the internal environment of a building but most system can now be linked to access other systems such as the security system for the building. Closed-circuit television or CCTV and motion detectors are just some of the security systems that can be linked to a building management system.

Other key mechanical systems that can be linked to the building management system include the fire alarms and elevators. When the fire system is activated by fire alarms or alerts the building management system can shut off dampers in the ventilation system and other environmental areas. This will stop the smoke from spreading. The building management system when a fire alarm situation occurs can easily coordinate the shutdown other mechanical systems like a sending elevators to the ground floor and park them to prevent people from using the elevators.

Building management systems can also include disaster-response mechanisms and systems that can be programmed to stop or shutdown to help to stop additional damages when a natural disaster happen…

Advantages Of Having A Building Management System

When your building has building management system you can gain a lot of advantages not just for your building or property. It can even attract tenants since they know that their safety is one of your priorities.

Here are some of the advantages that a building management system can give to you.

  • Increase the value of your business and property because of the safety it offers to tenants.
  • Provides sustainable solutions for building infrastructure and the environment by helping your building save up energy usage.
  • Provide security for your property, building, its occupants, and business assets such as IT data and resources.
  • Contros indoor environmental safety and comfort through your HVAC system.
  • Help conserve resources of the natural environment.
  • Provides access control to elevators and every area of your building.
  • Provides an intensive security operation to avert criminal activity and damage to your property.
  • Allows you to automate operations and monitoring of electrical, mechanical and HVAC systems

Additional Benefits Of A Building Management System

Apart from all the advantages I mentioned above, there are still other benefits you can get when your property has a building management system installed.

Take a look at these additional benefits that a building management system can provide.

Data is consolidated

Having a building management system installed on your property can help you easily consolidate data onto a single system. This helps improve reporting, information management, and decision making for property managers.

You can integrate and manage all that is linked to the building management system in one workstation. When data is consolidated in one area you gain access to a facility-wide insight control that helps you and your property perform better.

Flexibility to grow and expand

A building management system will allow you to gain a powerful combination of open systems protocols and a scalable platform. Having a building management system as an asset to the building will help the growth and expansion of your building’ system and attract tenants in the future.

Reduced risk

A building management system will help you speed up response time and mitigate any risks to your property, your tenants, and yourself. All this through the help of a strategic mobile or desktop control, an exceptional alarm management, and integrated security solutions.

Intelligent reporting

You gain access to comprehensive reporting that has functionality for customizable reports. A building management system helps deliver greater transparency when it comes to system history. Having a building management system allows you to monitor everything in the building easily and can also help promote compliance when needed for the building it is monitoring.

Increased operational savings

With a building management system your business’ operational savings can increase. Your business will have access to a reduced operational costs, empowering operators, simplified training, and a decrease in false alarms. This is because the building management system will do the important tasks of monitoring and making sure your building is safe.

Energy efficient

The final benefit of a building management system is energy efficiency. The higher energy efficiency can help lower operational costs of a building. It can help you optimize your energy management. The system will also provide you with a real-time view into facility operations and deep trend analysis.

Final Thoughts On What To Know About Building Management System

In this blog post we talked about why you may want to consider implementing a building management system. As the property manager, it is your responsibility to provide a safe and comfortable environment to your tenants. Adding a building management system in your rental property will help you in this matter. A building management system can also be a selling feature to attract tenants to your property. A building management system has a lot to offer for property owners and property managers.

If you have any thoughts or questions about having a building management system please add them to the comment section below.

 

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