How can you increase the productivity, comfort and security for a building’s occupants?
Let’s look at this from a different perspective. What decreases productivity? There are common events in every building that we have come to accept as a fact of life and that we simply have to live with. These include:
- Lift is out of order.
- Air conditioning has failed.
- Heating is not working in winter.
- No hot water or no water at all.
- Forced onto the street because someone burnt the toast.
The productivity loss due to these problems lies with how these are discovered and dealt with. During the morning peak a growing number of people wait in the foyer for the lift to arrive. No one knows if there are just a lot of people arriving at the same time this morning or is something actually wrong with the lifts? It can take hours before a lift fault is detected, unnecessarily delaying the repair and inconveniencing occupants.
Heating, cooling or loss of water is more easily detected by occupants. Because the problem is so obvious, often the reaction is that everyone believes someone else has already reported this. Again many hours can pass before the problem is noticed and the maintenance company is called to attend to the problem. Luminous Smart Building technology connects to and monitors your critical infrastructure. The maintenance contractor can now be immediately informed when a fault occurs. The occupants can be forewarned of the inconvenience and that the problem is currently being fixed. When everything is working again Luminous can give the all clear.
Modern fire detection and EWIS systems allow for the automatic evacuation of a building in the event smoke or a fire is detected. However, when this is due to a faulty detector or simply someone cooking, it causes inconvenience and exposes the occupants to unnecessary risks inherent in every emergency evacuation.
Luminous integration with the Fire Detection System means that all members of the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) are informed in real time of the location of alarm source. This enables the ECO to intervene early and avoid evacuations due to false alarms.
The key to smarter facilities management is connecting your systems to give you all the information that is required to optimise your building.