Why Your Business Needs a BMS

Running your business efficiently has become easier in the 21st century. As technology evolves, so too do the systems and processes we put in place to manage our day-to-day activities – including those of your business!

Building Management Systems (BMS) have become nothing less than a necessity for most big organisations. Technical processes, electrical equipment and components, and much more can be easily managed from one system. 

Not sure what a BMS is or how it could benefit your business? Find out why your business needs a BMS now!

What is a Building Management System?

A BMS is a system that monitors, controls and regulates the key building services found in commercial buildings, such as air conditioning, ventilation, energy usage etc. BMS has become an increasingly common feature of modern construction projects to efficiently monitor and control equipment within large buildings or complexes.

What are the Benefits of BMS for your business?

Some benefits of BMS systems include:

  • Improved operational efficiencies 
  • Improved productivity 
  • Flexibility with growth 
  • Reduced downtime due to fewer communication failures

How Building Management Systems Save You Time & Money

One BMS can simplify the management of building services by monitoring and controlling equipment from one centralised system. BMS helps to improve operational efficiencies, increase productivity, improve flexibility with growth or reduce downtime due to fewer communication failures between systems.

The BMS monitors every component of your business’ physical infrastructure (elements like electricity, ventilation, air conditioning etc), allowing you the capability to pinpoint the origin of any fault quickly and effectively. The BMS also tracks usage patterns of equipment – for example it can tell you whether usage is abnormal at certain times of day – which allows for predictive maintenance activities to be scheduled more efficiently (and cost-effectively!). And this saves even more time!

Building Automation Systems vs Building Management Systems

While BMS and BACS (Building Automation Control Systems) are similar – BMS focuses more on services like heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, fire systems etc.

BMS vs BAS: What’s The Difference?

A BAS is the BMS’ little brother; BMS is sometimes also referred to as “BAS” or BMS/BAS. BMS typically provides controls over applications like lighting control and HVAC whereas a BAS has expanded capabilities that can include security, access control (i.e. elevators, doors), CCTV monitoring etc.

The BMS manages the building’s physical infrastructure by integrating information from various sensors across equipment types to enable remote monitoring and control capabilities. BMS also provides access to other building systems and equipment which can be interfaced with BMS such as security, fire alarm and CCTV. 

BMS enhances productivity by providing real-time status of key performance indicators (KPIs) such as lighting levels, temperature, humidity etc. BMS enables continuous monitoring of KPIs for an improved understanding of how your business’ physical infrastructure is performing under different conditions or at certain times of day / week etc.

Which System Should You Use for Your Business?

The BMS system is a key building management system, and one of many BMS systems your business could have in place. Other BMS systems include the BACS, BAS, BES etc.

Many businesses who opt for a BMS will also use a BACS at the same time – which allows them to take advantage of additional capabilities such as Fire Alarm Systems, CCTV Monitoring, Security Access Control etc.

Implement Your BMS System Today

If you’re interested in learning more about BMS or other types of BMS – get in touch with Integrated Group of Companies! They provide reputable commercial and retail electrical services in Brisbane, Gold Coast, and on the Sunshine Coast. As specialists in BMS, they can provide your business with a comprehensive solution.

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Author: Emma Watson