Total smart building control is the new standard in better workflows and efficient business processes.
Exploring the ways smart building control optimizes your business is simple, but rationalizing the initial investment costs can be difficult. If you are not the sole stakeholder, you will need to gain buy-in from other members of the C-suite, and these key benefits paint a bigger picture of how total smart building control can contribute to your business’s profit margins.
Smart Building Control Promotes Organizational Productivity and Better Inventory Management
Controlling all systems through connected devices and facilities management platforms promotes a higher level of organizational productivity and better inventory management practices. Organizational productivity involves the analysis of used space in your facility to condense slow-moving products and put fast-moving products in front of customers, reports Keith Greene of Buildings.com. Also, not having the products consumers want can result in lost revenue opportunities among retailers, if not a lost customer entirely. Furthermore, employees responsible for maintaining inventory levels in your organization can focus on restocking and other activities to increase profitability.
Optimized Businesses and Smart Building Control Appeal to Consumers
More consumers are vigilant and concerned about the environment and climate change than ever before. Businesses utilizing smart building solutions are in a position to appeal to a wider customer base by making their use of such technologies and systems public.
Smart Buildings Enable Flexibility and Agile Work Processes
Smart building solutions offer extenuating operational intelligence and improve employee engagement, reports Kaynam Hedayat of Buildings.com. Connected platforms, consider occupancy, available daylight, time of day and all other factors to improve energy savings without sacrificing employee productivity. Furthermore, complete smart building controls allow employees to focus on work, not the trivial tasks, such as shutting down equipment, often associated with facilities management.
Better Control Through Automation Reduces Facility Management Labor Costs
Since employees have fewer duties when using smart building controls, your overall labor costs decrease. Furthermore, automated systems generate reports and recommendations to improve labor productivity. In fact, some smart building solutions already use biometric data from employees and occupants to further bolster productivity and drive labor costs down.
Wireless Networks for Smart Building Controls Pair Well With Business Connectivity Needs
Smart building solutions typically run on wireless networks, and buildings receiving a smart building retrofit will likely have existing systems connected through wireless means. Since a network is necessary, wireless connections also have significant use for a business’s internet and connectivity needs, simplifying expenses into fewer categories.