Spare a thought for the modern facilities manager. With evermore complex and diverse properties to manage, both in residential and commercial settings, there are a dizzying number of variables to manage on a daily basis. Thank goodness for building automation technology and the influx of cheaper sensors. Both of which have enabled facilities managers to harness the Internet of Things (IoT) to make more agile, data-driven decisions.
Read on to find out more about modern building automation controls and how Hitaltech’s connected components are helping to build the latest building automation technology.
What is building automation?
Building automation is the centralised control of a building’s core systems, such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical and lighting. At its core, building automation is about improving the comfort of occupants; reducing energy, operating and maintenance costs; and improving the lifecycle of critical equipment. Facility managers are increasingly reliant on building automation to maintain properties.
Building automation and control systems
Building automation and control systems (BACS), also widely referred to as building management systems (BMS) or Building automation systems (BAS), make the monitoring and control of key building functions a more streamlined and efficient process. By automating much of a property’s systems, a facility manager can save a huge amount of time, money and waste. All of which can be replicated across their entire portfolio.
The benefits of building automation
Next-generation building automation technology takes full advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) by using countless sensors to make ‘dumb’ systems ‘smart’. What that means in practice is that facilities managers and site managers can aggregate granular, real-time data to make nimbler, more calculated decisions about everything from their predictive maintenance schedules to emerging occupant energy usage trends.
Helping to build your building automation technology
Hitaltech provides a range of connected components for industrial control, energy metering, HVAC and lighting applications. Our world-class enclosures, board-to-board interconnect systems, and value-added services make product design and manufacture quick, efficient and successful. If you’re in the business of building superior building automation technology, Hitaltech has a raft of connection solutions for you.
Our miniaturised wire-to-board terminal blocks and connectors facilitate a smaller envelope for housing complex control and display electronics. High power terminal blocks are guaranteed to meet the demands of high power interface and energy metering applications. While our Conex-It range of screw and screwless type terminal blocks are designed to provide fast, accurate wiring and reliable connections.
Our broad range of board-to-board interconnections provide plenty of flexibility when it comes to connecting multiple printed circuit boards (PCBs), and our RJ and USB style connectors are ideal for building management data and communications applications. With wall mounting and DIN rail mountable plastic enclosures for housing thermostats, sensors and controls, Hitaltech has all your building automation needs covered.
Contact Hitaltech today
If you would like more information about any of our products, including our enclosures and connection technologies for building automation, please contact us today on +44 (0)1253 899910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Hitaltech team is always on hand to answer any questions you may have.