A fully integrated remote monitoring system can provide huge benefits to companies with multiple sites. Whether those sites are local, such as a University campus or spread out around the world, such as a Telecoms company or multinational Bank.
Remote monitoring of buildings via a fully integrated back bone such as Commander or Obsys 2.0 is simple and provides a quick return on investment. The ability to centrally monitor energy usage, manage alarms, perform site by site comparisons, generate exception reports and feed information into the Business are all of great benefit and can be provided by deploying North products.
Remote monitoring brings quick financial returns in terms of maintenance too. For example, if you have a fault on a site with an Air conditioning unit, the normal method would be to call out an engineer, who will diagnose the problem, he will then go and get spare parts and return to fix the problem. With an integrated remote monitoring system, you would know that there was an air conditioning fault, and would also know hat that fault was. You could ensure that the engineer had the correct parts on board before visiting site. It may be that the fault is minor, and decide to adjust the settings on an adjacent unit to compensate until a scheduled maintenence visit occurs, thus reducing the need for a call out all together. This reduces call outs, carbon emissions and down time, all of which save significant sums of money.
By connecting all of the building services to a North Obsys 2.0 or Commander device, all of the data from every system can be viewed and even adjusted via the internet or intranet. The examples below give you an idea of how this can be achieved technically.
Open an illustrated example of a remote building monitoring solution.
Travis Perkins Head Office, Northamp- ton. Over the three buildings at Travis Perkins' Head Office Zip and Compass are used to provide a complete door access solution. Over 25 door controllers are monitored and controlled by a third-party head end that also involves Compass to integrate with Esser fire and Galaxy security systems. read case study..
North provide interfaces to hundreds of compatible building automation systems see interface list..