Some business owners don’t understand the benefits of smart technology in the workplace – after all, isn’t that just for simplifying your lifestyle at home? The short answer is no. Commercial automation solutions can help make the time you spend at work more productive, reduce energy costs and enhance the experience of clients and coworkers alike. In this blog, we’ll show you some of the great ways commercial automation can improve your Buffalo, NY business. Read on for more!
Improve Meeting Efficiency
Setting up for a meeting can be a hassle. Not only do you have to figure out how to hook your laptop into a larger display, or cast your screen around to the others in the room, but you also have to worry about glare from the windows, overhead lights and whether or not your staff can hear you properly.
When you integrate your technology, you can enjoy the efficiency of one-touch controls. You don’t have to worry about setting up your technology – simply press a button on your tablet, smartphone or touch panel controller to employ perfect meeting conditions. The shades lower, the lights dim, and the AV system powers on. That way, you can reduce the amount of time you spend setting up and get down to business.
Lower Energy Costs
Most businesses use a lot of energy. Not only do you have to power computers and other machinery, but you also have to worry about basic things like lights and cooling costs. If you could manage to reduce those costs, your overall energy expenditures would drop dramatically. Luckily, you can do just that with automated lighting and HVAC.
Smart lighting is the first step: integrate timers and sensors throughout your space so you know that lights aren’t being used when they’re not needed. When a worker walks into a room, an occupancy sensor can turn on the necessary lights. When they leave, everything turns off. Similarly, just a few short minutes after the last person leaves the office, you can have a pre-set timer turn each light off so you won’t waste it overnight. Plus, you can get real-time updates delivered directly to your smartphone or tablet, so you know when a light has been left on accidentally.
Additionally, smart thermostat integration can reduce the amount you spend on comfort costs like heating and cooling. As the temperature begins to drop throughout the rest of the year, you’ll want to ensure that you have a system that will maintain the correct climate without excessive costs. Smart HVAC systems keep track of how much energy you’re using and automatically adjust to make sure you’re not overspending.
Are you ready to run a smarter business with these commercial automation solutions? Contact Sound and Theater today!