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Network Security in Building Automation

Unlike office networks, the typical modern BAS is a mixture of inexpensive wiring that connects smaller controllers and sensors, as well as larger network devices like equipment controllers and computers.

In this article about network security in building automation articles, we’ll review network security topics, but focus primarily on those issues that are specific to building automation systems.

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BAS Education
Scott Holstein

Integrating Legacy Control Systems

If your facility currently has a legacy control system that needs upgrading but you don’t have the capital budget for a full retrofit, you are likely considering some form of building automation system integration. By integration, we are referring to an approach that would leverage some portion of your existing

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BAS Education
Scott Holstein

What are HVAC controls and how do they work?

In large facilities, mechanical systems are often very complex and need to work efficiently in order to be effective and not waste energy. The equipment controlled by building automation systems (BAS) frequently includes that of HVAC, lighting, fire alarm, and access/security systems.

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BAS Education
Scott Holstein

TCO Checklist for Building Automation Systems

As property management professionals start looking at not only the first cost but also the total cost of owning and operating their assets, the question lies, “how does one assess the total cost of selecting a particular product or service partner?”

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Scott Holstein

Computrols Announces Building Technology Podcast

  This October, Computrols will begin broadcasting its very own podcast covering technology we find in today’s “smart buildings.” The conversations will expand far beyond just building automation as we aim to keep our listeners informed on all things digital in facilities management. The episodes will last approximately 30 minutes

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BAS Education
Mike Donlon

Optimal Virtual Metering In Building Automation

  On March 21, 2018, Computrols Director of Research and Development, Mike Donlon, presented on the topic of “Optimal Virtual Metering In Building Automation” at the Globalcon Conference in Boston, MA. The below information is a transcribed excerpt from his session.

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BAS Education
Scott Holstein

The Greatest Thing to Ever Happen to Building Automation

With building automation technology advancing at an unprecedented pace, most industry professionals would probably identify the Internet of Things, wireless sensors, analytics, open source tagging, or BACnet as the greatest thing to happen to building automation in recent years. The piece of the BAS puzzle that is most frequently overlooked

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BAS Education
Scott Holstein

3 Emerging Technology Trends in Building Automation

Generally speaking, we see technology trends progress at a much faster rate in consumer products like cell phones and televisions than we do in the building automation industry. This is mostly because the building automation industry is slow to adapt to new technology, wanting to see it proven in other

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The Computrols Difference

Simply put, Computrols provides the most economical-to-own building automation solution on the market today. We empower our users by providing robust yet simple solutions that allow our customers to largely manage their building automation systems in-house.

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