Category Archives: CBAS Tips

How to Set Up Secure Passwords for Users in CBAS 20

Cybersecurity in today’s modern world is serious business. As the technologies used in Smart Buildings become more advanced it is important to ensure that the components that make up these systems are secure in an effort to mitigate the risk of cyberattacks. 

Computrols consistently develops and improves the security of our products in an effort to ensure the security of the systems that our products control within the buildings that we live, work, learn, and play.

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George’s CBAS Tips, July 2021

How to Set Up Email Alarms in CBAS 20

Setting up Email Alarms couldn’t be any easier in CBAS20. All you have to do is set up the Alarm on a point, check the Acknowledge box, and select Contacts. There is no acquiring an email account or setting up a program to send the email. Let me explain how this all important feature has evolved over the years.

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George’s CBAS Tips, May 2021

Using Templates in CBAS 20

Let’s say you are programming a new Computrols system and the AHUs or VAVs are the same or similar to the ones in another building you had already programmed and installed. Perhaps you are doing a remodel in the same building of a floor and the VAV boxes are the same configuration as another floor. Whether the controllers are our protocol, BASNet, or a third-party protocol like OPTO, BACnet, or Modbus, CBAS has a solution to make this easy for you.

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George’s CBAS Tips December 2020

How to set up the dual monitor feature in CBAS 20

In the last 2 months, I have covered new features in the latest CBAS versions that enhance the way you view your CBAS database. I talked about the new Dark Theme and how to select or deselect it, which was added in CBAS 19. In CBAS 20, there are new ways of formatting Text View\All Points in order to make the points easier to read, especially on a large flat-screen display. The next feature we’ll cover has to do with that large flat-screen display or adding a second monitor.

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Holding Your Team Accountable in CBAS

All too often we see building automation systems become building remote control systems. This happens for a few reasons, most of which are well-intentioned. For example, when a building occupant complains about being uncomfortable, it is the building engineer’s responsibility to remedy the situation in a timely manner. As a result, building engineers often find quick fixes such as putting a point in operator mode to achieve the desired result. By itself, there is really nothing wrong with this approach, however, doing so and not taking the time to find the underlying issue can be problematic. We also often see these points stay in operator because no one circled back to change it.

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George’s CBAS Tips November 2020

How to customize the Text View – All Points in CBAS 20

As I said last month, the latest CBAS versions have new features that enhance the way you view your CBAS database. I talked about the new Dark Theme and how to select or deselect it. That feature was added in CBAS 19. Now in CBAS 20, there are new ways of formatting Text View\All Points in order to make the points easier to read, especially on a large flat-screen display.

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