Building management now easier and more secure
With industry’s continued reliance on digital systems, it’s become ever more important to boost productivity, improve energy efficiency and help protect companies against cyber threats. That’s exactly on what Johnson Controls has based its latest version of Metasys.
The recently introduced Metasys 8.0 provides the latest in building automation system (BAS) enhancement for ease of use, faster troubleshooting, less time spent on tasks, reduced risk and easier integration.
Metasys provides essential instrumentation and control to save energy, lower operational costs and secure operations.
Neil Cameron, area general manager Africa at Johnson Controls, says: “Ease of use and access to information that can enhance productivity and lead to intelligent decisions are vital features for users. Johnson Controls continues to make strides in advancements in these areas.”
Among the system’s key enhancements are: graphics that are available across multiple mobile devices; alarm management that enables alarm prioritisation for improved productivity; and improved scheduling and custom trending to save time and assist in troubleshooting.
Additionally, new reporting features make it easier to access trends, alarms, audits and scheduling data. Tenant-based users will also appreciate spaces authorisation, which allows them to access the system and see only the data they need.
“As a result of these improvements, building operators are able to do more from anywhere, on any device. They can drill down to critical information much more quickly, enabling them to resolve issues faster and reduce time spent on tasks,” says Nazanin Hoglund, vice president of Systems Product Management.
The system follows industry and government best practices, including added information technology security, which includes secure password management as well as dormant user account reporting. It’s also easier to integrate with other systems than ever before.