As you are aware Computrols Building Automation Software (CBAS) and our web-based interface CBAS Web feature the ability to send emails from the system. Prior to CBAS20 and CBAS Web v20 sites were able to select their own outgoing email servers (if available) or they could elect to use a free Gmail account.Continue reading Must Read: CBAS/CBAS Web Email Alarm Changes
The Hardware Report
In the last year, I wrote extensively about Reports but didn’t discuss the Hardware Report in detail. The Hardware Report in CBAS can be a useful tool in building automation, from troubleshooting to estimating. In many cases, technicians and engineers will print these reports for each controller and place them inside the panel containing the controller.Continue reading George’s CBAS Tips, November 2021
How to Erase a Controller’s Database
Occasionally you may find a need to erase the database on a controller. Perhaps you made significant changes to the controller’s database and would like to force an immediate download, or you are wanting to reset the controller to factory default. Did you know there are actually 4 different ways to accomplish this?Continue reading George’s CBAS Tips, September 2021
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.Continue reading George’s CBAS Tips, August 2021
Computrols Building Automation Software (CBAS) has been a staple in the energy management industry for 30+ years. Since it’s DOS days in the 1990s, its sole intent has been to empower building engineers to manage their BAS in-house. Now, we are releasing CBAS 20 with an updated look and feel and an additional feature set.Continue reading CBAS 20 is here!
What is Priority in CBAS?
When you look at the list of points, either in Text View or Hardware View, you see the point name on the left. To the right of that is the status of the point, and to the right of that is the priority of the point.
Security vulnerabilities in Computrols’ CBAS Web were recently identified and patches for these vulnerabilities have been rolled into the latest release of the CBAS Web software. The Computrols team worked rapidly to patch the affected sites and address these vulnerabilities. As usual, customer security and satisfaction are our top priorities. If your site has been patched, you should have been notified by a member of the Computrols team. If you are unsure if your site has been patched, please contact your Computrols representative or call 504-529-1413 to speak with our tech support team.
One of the great features about Computrols Building Automation Software (CBAS) is there are a number of built-in reports that you can easily generate and export. If you go to the Reports menu, the third section down is all reports about how your database is programmed.
Last month, I wrote about how to make your history graphs on analog points more detailed by changing the History Save Settings. I also mentioned that the History Report can give you all of the