Spend the end-of-year budget to empower your BEMS

    As the end of the financial year approaches, many organisations see this as an opportunity to spend the remaining funds before time runs out, especially if the funds are not to be carried over into the next financial year. Some organisations may rush to spend the budget on some low quality projects, driven by the 'use it or lose it' scenario. But acting quickly doesn't work to your advantage. It is much wiser to act strategically, looking at the goals and opportunities for the coming year, and plan to spend your budget based on those incentives. One potential area to empower your business resources is the building automation system.

    Is the current Building Management System (BMS) setup still sufficient?

    Check for outstanding manual over-rides. Are your alarms configured to warn you if plant items are sitting in hand and not being correctly controlled (Alarm Rationalisation)? Consider investing in a third-party audit to ensure you have a clear understanding of what is happening on your site. Re-align your BMS with your sustainability Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to ensure it provides the necessary control to help you achieve your objectives.

    Ensure the security of your BMS

    Your estate can now benefit from the latest cyber-security advances, making it safer for occupants.Consider hiring external expertise to audit your existing system and provide recommendations.You can also automate processes through outsourcing services.

    Help your team to be more efficient

    To enhance efficiency, it is essential that all individuals involved in building services possess the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure smooth operation and swift recovery from unforeseen circumstances. Consider utilising any remaining budget to provide training for team members, keeping them informed on the latest best practices, improvements, and technologies in BEMS. Embracing building automation can make their job easier. The allocated funds should be used to purchase resources that will benefit the team and improve their efficiency. Additionally, the budget can be used to acquire tools and furniture, or to upgrade software.

    Bring your buildings to life

    Ensuring correct lighting and indoor air quality conditions is essential to keep staff safe, comfortable and productive. Your estate teams can rest assured that they are able to easily monitor and control vital resources to deliver against energy and carbon saving targets, ROI on energy projects and wellbeing goals. Similarly, keeping the building occupants safe whilst providing multi-faceted on line resources requires advanced levels of Cyber Security. Add speed, resilience and security to your system by introducing our latest controller, the IQ5, designed to meet the demands of today and the future. Click here for more information