Eagle Technology’s Proteus CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software) is the only solution with direct integration to virtually any BAS on the market. When a CMMS system is integrated with a Building Automation System (BAS), it will process alerts and alarms from the BAS and then incorporate them automatically into a standard work order process. The integration between BAS and CMMS is significant because they create a comprehensive tool that leads to better smart building management, energy reduction and cost savings.
The BAS is the centralized network of a building that connects software with hardware. It monitors and controls the environment by uniting electricity, lighting, plumbing, HVAC, the water supply and drainage systems, all at a single control center. What’s more is that a BAS will monitor and adjust various levels such as temperature, for example. As a result, building occupants can expect a comfortable environment at all times. The BAS also connects to the fire alarm system and other alert systems, and can be programmed to make small adjustments like dimming the lights. As much as a BAS system enhances building efficiency, integrating a CMMS solution creates a comprehensive tool for optimal building management.
The CMMS interfaces with BAS monitoring and alarm systems. When a CMMS gets a signal, it can generate a work order instantly. With mobile capabilities, the work order can be delivered to a mobile device that encourages instant response. This means that repairs and emergencies are handled quickly. Another very advantageous benefit of integrating a CMMS system with BAS is CMMS data capture.
Information that is collected by BAS is transferred into the CMMS solution. Over a period of time, this data exposes patterns such temperature changes and faulty sensors or changes in controls. Through the analytical abilities of CMMS software management can make decisions that lead to energy reduction and cost savings.
CMMS software also brings preventive maintenance work orders to a smart building. Preventive maintenance helps the building operations do a better job of keeping a regular preventive maintenance schedule on equipment for optimal performance. For example, a CMMS can pick up run-time information from HVAC equipment which will trigger a maintenance work order based on that run-time.
Integrating CMMS and BAS establishes a smart building management system that has far-reaching capabilities. The two software systems combined streamline building operations and expose problems that might not otherwise be addressed. Ultimately, with efficient building management, the building occupants will also remain content.