The pitfalls of choosing the wrong BMS providerHave you made the decision to invest in a Building Management System for your business or facility?
With pressure mounting to save energy in every possible way, both to help the environment and to save money, investing in a BMS system could be one of the best decisions you make.
In addition to energy saving, there is of course the fact that the right building management system can take control of many of the security and safety aspects of running your building, while maintaining the correct levels of heating and air quality to keep your occupants comfortable.
Perhaps you already have a building management system in place but are aware it could be doing more to save you energy. In which case, you could be looking for the right company to help you do this.
Whatever the reason behind your planned changes, it’s vital to find the right building management system provider, because the pitfalls of choosing the wrong one can end up causing you more harm than good.
THE PITFALLS OF THE WRONG BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PROVIDERGetting the building management system that’s right for your business is achieved by working with a provider who will take the time to assess your needs and create the BMS which works best for you.
That means not only providing a solution based on equipment from leading BMS systems manufacturers but also the creation of hybrid systems to achieve the best overall result.
So often the wrong BMS provider will choose a ‘one-size-fits-all solution’ when really they should be taking elements from various equipment ranges and manufacturers to provide a bespoke design. This can so easily leave you with a system which is inefficient, or one which could be doing so much more. And all because it was easier to provide a standard system rather than put the work into making it bespoke.
The right building management systems should be able to adapt to change, both technologically and environmentally. An intelligent system can monitor its own effectiveness and make customised reports which are based on your individual goals while forecasting the need for change. It can also grow with your expanding business and technological advancements without compromising on speed, performance and functionality.
But, by choosing the wrong building management system provider you will have no guarantee that all of this will be taken into account.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PROVIDER?A good BMS provider will assist you in making more informed operational decisions and help to fine-tune your approach to building management.
They will have energy efficiency at the forefront of their minds, reducing both your utility bills and your building’s footprint and will ensure your BMS is customisable to suit your needs, while taking into account the way your site is used.
Key features of your BMS system should include the following:
- Fault detection & diagnostics with insight
- Automated controls
- Comprehensive reporting
- User interface for mobile devices
Remember – so many companies only use a whopping 15% of their BMS capabilities – why not find an expert who can help it achieve so much more?
Cube Controls is an established and experienced supplier of Building Management Systems, specialising in the design and set up of bespoke environmental and energy control programmes for commercial buildings and property.
To find out how Cube Controls can support you at all stages of design and consultancy, installation and modification and maintenance of your building management systems contact our expert and friendly team on 01903 694279 or email@example.com.