Written By: Cleo Cosens

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The complexities of commercial building management continue to expand as property managers and building owners strive to balance sustainability, security, and operational efficiency. With environmental awareness growing and the importance of data security escalating, the challenge lies in effectively meeting these competing demands. This article will discuss how cloud-based building management systems (BMS) can address these concerns.

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A Unified Approach

Conventional building management systems often fall short in their capabilities, offering only a fragmented view of a building’s overall performance. On the other hand, Cloud-based BMS integrates various aspects of building management, including energy management, security systems, lighting system, maintenance etc., into one cohesive platform. This holistic approach delivers real-time data and analytics, empowering building managers to optimize operations and make informed decisions.


Paving the Way for a Greener Tomorrow 

The increasing focus on sustainable practices in commercial building management emphasizes the need for solutions to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. Cloud-based BMS platforms offer insights into energy usage patterns, allowing facility managers to pinpoint inefficiencies and implement energy-saving measures. Furthermore, these systems can optimize heating, cooling, and ventilation systems by intelligently adjusting settings based on occupancy, time of day, weather conditions etc. In addition, integrating smart lighting systems can contribute to reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions by automatically adjusting brightness levels and turning off lights in unoccupied areas. This combination of innovative solutions results in significant energy savings and a smaller carbon footprint, promoting a greener tomorrow.


Protecting Valuable Assets and Data

As cyber threats evolve, securing building infrastructure and data becomes vital. Cloud-based BMS platforms provide advanced security measures like multi-factor authentication, encryption, and frequent security updates. Commercial building owners have several reasons to prioritize cybersecurity, including protecting sensitive tenant information, preserving business continuity, and avoiding financial losses due to data breaches or system downtime. By employing these solutions, commercial buildings can safeguard sensitive information and comply with data privacy regulations, ensuring a secure environment for building owners and occupants.


Investing in a Brighter Future

While the initial costs associated with a cloud-based BMS may appear substantial, the long-term benefits outweigh the investment. Commercial buildings can future-proof operations by adopting these cutting-edge solutions, ensuring competitiveness in a market that increasingly values eco-conscious and security-focused practices. Implementing a cloud-based BMS results in operational savings and contributes to building a better world through enhanced sustainability practices.

Achieving the delicate balance between competing priorities in commercial building management is a challenging task. However, by embracing a cloud-based BMS, facility managers can effectively address sustainability, security, and performance issues by embracing cloud-based building management systems while optimizing building operations. Although implementing such a system can be perceived as expensive, we believe that it should be affordable, and the long-term benefits justify the investment. The payback period is often less than a year or two, making it a wise financial decision. We can work together to create a better world for future generations by adopting this progressive approach.



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Kevin Davies

Kevin Davies

Pulse Systems | Managing Director