5 Ways DDC Improves Your Building Automation System

Published on: July 15, 2019

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As a business owner, it’s imperative to understand how a new system can improve your business and your processes.

As a business owner, it’s imperative to understand how a new system can improve your business and your processes. Will investing into a system pay out in the short-term, long-term, or a mixture of the two?

Implementing a DDC (direct digital control) System provides businesses with a wide array of benefits — a positive return on investment in both the short-term and long-term included.

Here are 5 ways a DDC System improves the automation of your building, saves your business money, and reduces your impact on the environment.

Improved building automation systems

DDC Systems are used to control multiple systems in a building including HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), lighting, alarms, electrical, geothermal, and more. These DDC Systems can become complex or stay simple depending on the business and the level of building automaton there is.

With DDC, you can customize your automated systems, including putting them on timers and creating a custom schedule. Timing schedules for your lighting, HVAC, and alarms are extremely convenient and offer an easy way to set up whatever system works best for your business.

Increased value to your business

By having an advanced, efficient system that optimizes your building automation systems, the value of your business will only increase. It provides a comfortable work environment for employees which improves production and atmosphere.

Automated alarm and lighting systems also increases the security over your assets. Add a timing schedule for these to match perfectly with when your business is active and inactive to best deter thieves — maybe have a few lights to pop on in the middle of the night and then turn off to give the appearance of activity.

Less maintenance cost

With detection software built in to identify problems right away, DDC Systems are a great option for reducing your utility costs and environmental impact. Building automation allows you to focus on more important aspects in your business while these systems take care of the rest and give you alerts when something isn’t working correctly.

When you need to make a change, DDC can do that instantly. After looking at what needs to be changed, it only takes a couple minutes to make the change and your building automation will take care of the rest.

Easier to manage

Optimizing your building automation systems and putting them on timers reduces energy usage, maintenance costs, and how much time you spend manually monitoring these systems each and every day.

Everything is taken care of with DDC and building automation systems so that employers and employees can focus on their work. Part of running a business is finding new ways to save money and time while providing a comfortable work environment — DDC and building automation help with this.

Improved security

Finally, DDC provides greater security for your building. Alarms are automated and have a faster response time and, with a couple lights turning on and off once in a while at night, break-ins will be greatly reduced.

This keeps business assets, property, and employees protected. Alarm systems can be turned on and off from a click of a button, making monitoring the security of your building convenient.

For more information on how you can improve your buildings’ automation with a DDC System, contact us today.

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