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Keeping an Eye Watch on the Industry: Johnson Controls’ Merger with TYCO

Systems Integration & ControlsAnyone in the building automation industry will tell you that technology is moving at the speed of thought. Most people tend to focus on the “big four,” which are Johnson, Trane, Honeywell and Siemens. Whenever any of these parties makes a major play, the whole industry asks two questions, what is going on and what does this do to our business?

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Cloud Based Physical Security

Systems Integration & ControlsYes, you read the title correctly even though it may seem to be contradictory that providing Physical security of your facility designed to maintain the safety of your building occupants and protect your company’s valuable assets can be managed by a cloud hosted service that does not require any physical network infrastructure in your building. But it is true. (more…)

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Realcomm and IBcon 2016

Systems Integration & ControlsI just returned from the 17th annual Realcomm/IBcon conference held this year in the heart of Silicon Valley – San Jose, California. The event featured six unique tracks with education sessions presented from more than 100 advisors from the Real Estate, Technology, and System Integrators communities. Since its inception, Realcomm/IBcon was intended to bring together the brightest minds and most innovative solutions and this year was no exception.

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Ambiguity and Mystery in Building Automation

Syst_Int_Controls-3From the days of pneumatic tubing and controls to the finest digital building control system, there have been quite a few technology leaps; yet, the fact remains the same: the whole industry wants their buildings smarter and more automated. Removing the mysterious veil from automation has become a high priority in the cyber-driven, technology-centric marketplace, and the customer is increasingly wanting to integrate more parts, pieces and systems. (more…)

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Can a facility operator like, follow and connect with their building?

Syst_Int_Controls-3The Internet of Things has provided the opportunity for facility managers to access building-automation data outside of the control room. Remote access to this information is creating a type of social media for buildings where communication can take place between building equipment and operators 24/7.

Take a look at this article written by our very own Leroy Walden to learn more.

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