Managing a building means juggling a variety of information. From access control to fire detection to controlling comfort features such as temperature and lighting, there are many things that people who manage facilities need to keep in mind.
Building Operating Systems
Building Operating Systems (BOS) is an emerging technology trend for the management of large campuses. BOS quickly deploys applications and facilitates critical data exchange. A BOS includes an application programming interface (API) that allows operators to visualize data points, from real-time monitoring of building conditions to overseeing the deployment of solutions such as responding to maintenance requests.
Using a BOS standardizes communication between various systems and their equipment and allows for interoperability with other systems. It can also interface with the IoT and harness the potential of online services and data. With a BOS, important data is collected and analyzed automatically and in a simple-to-use format.
Implementing the insights from a building operating system not only assists in the maintenance and security of the building but also enables more efficient operation of your building’s everyday and critical processes.
Using BOS in a command center
Many buildings and corporate campuses already make use of command centers for security operations, especially after 9/11 when building managers increased security and implemented more technical features such as security cameras, programmable elevators, and turnstiles. But as the industry continues to shift and evolve, there are even more reasons now to implement a command center for your building management beyond just security.
The myriad applications of a building operating system, from equipment monitoring to access control, align well with the purpose of a command center. A command center for your connected building creates a centralized space to visualize and respond to alerts and incidents. The visualization capabilities of a BOS are best displayed on a large central video wall where all operators can see and collaborate upon it.
Command centers are focused spaces optimized for 24/7 use. The daily demands of building management, as well as unexpected critical incidents, can be monitored from a command center dedicated to providing situational awareness and empowering actionable insights.
Command centers by Constant Technologies
From layout design to customized video wall systems integration and console furniture, Constant covers every aspect of a turnkey command center installation.
Our project managers work with you from concept through completion, determining the best solution for the challenges posed by your use case and unique requirements. We walk you through a design process that includes a needs analysis, conceptual layouts, and detailed AV drawings. Once the design details are approved, Constant assists in the installation to ensure that the audiovisual system and console furniture we provide works exactly as designed.
If you are looking to implement or update a command center for the management of your building, contact us today for a free design and budget consultation.
Constant Technologies, Inc. provides AV integration for 24/7 video walls and custom operation center furniture. With 30+ years of experience, we can work with sensitive environments in the public and private sectors. Constant designs and installs projects of all scopes and sizes around the world. We also offer long-term service and support. We create solutions with the highest levels of security, aesthetics and functionality in mind.