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How Does Automation Improve the Workplace Environment?

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Commercial automation offers several benefits for employers’ bottom line and security, and employees’ productivity

Commercial office automation integrates the latest technology solutions to help make your building processes energy-efficient, faster, safer and streamlined. The primary systems that benefit from automation are lighting control, climate, AV and security. If your Salt Lake City, UT, business is looking for ways to facilitate more efficient and economical building functions, keep reading to learn about three primary benefits of commercial automation.

 

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Productivity

How much time do you waste setting up and starting meetings in the conference room? With AV automation, you can prepare your conference room for a meeting from one interface like a tabletop touchscreen. Press one button, and the projector screen rolls down, the sound system turns on and the lights dim for a presentation. Other helpful tools in an automated meeting space include integrated video conferencing software to collaborate with remote workers and wireless screen sharing software for employees to present content from their laptops or tablets. Time is money, so invest your resources into the technology solutions that will enable seamless, more productive meetings with fewer IT hiccups.

Energy-Efficiency

Energy costs are a massive overhead expense for commercial buildings. Automated tools like occupancy sensors, daylighting, and motorized shades can help control HVAC and lighting more efficiently in your office building. Occupancy sensors can be deployed in meeting rooms, break rooms, bathrooms, and storage areas to automatically turn off the lights and power down AV equipment when the room isn’t in use.

Daylighting harnesses the power of natural light to help conserve electricity in your building. An intuitive and responsive lighting control system will automatically adjust the electric light levels inside based on the amount of natural light available from windows and skylights. As the sun moves during the day, your indoor lighting will continually adjust based on the position of the sun and brightness of the light.  

Motorized shades assist with lighting and HVAC control. When integrated with a smart thermostat, motorized shades can raise and lower automatically to heat or cool the office naturally, depending on the indoor temperature. When integrated with daylighting, motorized shades can adjust to reduce glare and soften ultra-bright conditions from ambient light.

Security

Lighting control, access control and surveillance provide more comprehensive security for your building and employees. Outdoor lighting fixtures in the parking lot and parking garage can be programmed to automatically turn on as the sun sets, providing greater safety to employees leaving work in the evening. Smart surveillance cameras overlooking the property will send instant alerts to authorized personnel when suspicious activity is detected after hours. Remote access allows administrators to retrieve video footage from a laptop or smartphone even when they’re at home so that someone can manage potential security breaches immediately.

Centralized access control ensures that authorized employees are the only people entering and leaving the building. Additionally, a sophisticated access control system records the date and time of entrances and exits, allowing supervisors to make sure their employees are only at work when they’re supposed to be.

Smart security devices can be integrated into more comprehensive building protection. For example, if an unauthorized person attempts to enter the building, administrators will receive immediate notification through the access control system. At the same time, a security camera over the door will turn on and start recording.

Is your organization ready to meet the future of technology with smart, efficient office automation? At Argenta, our techs have the experience and expertise to design, install and automate solutions for commercial businesses of all sizes in the Salt Lake City, UT, area. Call us at 801-996-3146 or fill out a contact form to schedule a consultation.

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