The global building management systems (BMS) market size is projected to surpass USD 6 billion (£4.9bn) by 2023, recent research from Global Market Insights suggests. Reece Thomas, Controls Project Manager of Airedale International Air Conditioning, has come up with a checklist of key criteria to consider.
To help you evaluate the large range of systems on the market here is a checklist of key criteria which you should consider when evaluating a BMS partner.
Customised rather than standard reports, that provide data driven prioritisation based on your own specific goals - for example, saving energy, improving comfort or better life cycle maintenance - are essential.
Of equal importance is that the reports are visually easy-to-read and can be interpreted by a wide range of people who may need this data to support their role.
You also need to ensure that your BMS is able to handle additions, changes and upgrades that any user could potentially require.
Open data communication
Avoid any BMS that uses languages or technical protocols that lock you into using their vendor’s proprietary technology.
By having a service contract in place you will eliminate unforeseen costs and ensure peace of mind. A contract will also ensure direct and immediate access to the latest system upgrades and software developments.
Proven track record
As you can see, there are many aspects to consider when selecting the right BMS. But the correct, well specified and up to the minute BMS, can transform your building equipment usage and results.