As is the case with so many things, when it comes to building systems, each piece is a part of something bigger. System integration is the function of pulling each integral building subsystem into one overall management system. By doing this, each subsystem can utilize the strengths of all the others to create a coordinated environment that performs as a whole. System integration will provide building owners with functionality and value they never thought possible.
Assume a given building has a lighting control system, a centralized HVAC system with a computer terminal and a security system with keycard access. If these subsystems are integrated, open protocols can be used to poll all of them from a centralized building management controller.
And all of this can happen from anywhere!
Unified systems effectively create smart buildings. Such buildings easily exceed their original performance expectations, which were based upon measurements of systems that functioned independently.
Issues can be investigated and resolved at any given time and from any location, as long as there is an Internet connection. Such flexibility reduces the costly overhead associated with sending technicians on-site to diagnose issues; resources can therefore be spent more wisely and repairs can be performed more quickly.
Dynamix Energy Services uses the BACnet open protocol standard, which has been approved by ASHRAE and adopted by ANSI. as well as non-proprietary controls. This ensures that you are not locked into a single line of controllers, user interface or single service provider.
Most proprietary protocols have their own login, whether it be from a workstation or from a website. Integrating systems together will provide you with one login portal for all systems. The graphics will all be designed with the same touch and feel so navigation is more intuitive and easy.