Niagara and Intelligent Buildings
Buildings powered by Niagara offer compelling value to building owners and facility management, including the ability to:
• Preserve existing investments in control and monitoring devices and integrate them with new standards-based technologies.
• Access and control all of your diverse systems through a standard web browser.
• Combine information from different systems to support better overall facility management.
• Specify interoperable systems and applications from multiple vendors, thereby reducing vendor lock-in.
• Obtain financial paybacks, lower operational costs, improved facility operations, reduced energy costs, increased occupant/tenant satisfaction, and greater control, manageability, and security of your building operations.
With the NiagaraAX Framework®, you can manage all of your exterior systems in real time to create a new level of efficiency and cost control across your entire site. This includes automated parking systems, parking lot access gates, outdoor surveillance cameras and security, outside lighting, and landscape systems.
Building Access and Surveillance
NiagaraAX supports integrated real-time management and control over your building access, surveillance, and visitor management systems. Observe time and attendance of people, track visitors, control room access, manage fire/life safety systems, and resolve alarms from any web browser, anywhere.
All environmental and mechanical systems can be integrated and controlled with complete interoperability so you can monitor multi-system performance, identify and resolve issues, and change operational parameters in real time to respond to shifting climate, occupant, and business dynamics.
NiagaraAX supports seamless communication with smoke, contamination monitoring, and biological detection devices. With continuous monitoring, you can detect and contain air quality and other problems before they do damage to your business or harm occupants.
Interface with elevator systems from any web browser for real-time maintenance and monitoring, and override control in case of emergencies.
Optimize lighting for energy conservation and comfort. Manage your interior lighting schemes and tenant lighting overrides – with point-and-click ease using automated lighting controls. Reduce your utility costs, maximize daylight harvesting and integrate the perfect lighting for card access, life safety, and HVAC systems.
With the intelligent energy management capabilities of NiagaraAX, you can manage usage, analyze rates, and reduce costs with unparalleled efficiency across the enterprise. Proactively manage energy budgets, benchmark facilities, and analyze rates for electricity, water, gas, and other utilities.
With the NiagaraAX open architecture, all facility systems are converged on an open, interoperable IP network, so any IP-connected device can become a facility operations and management terminal for the entire Intelligent Building. You can remotely monitor and control your entire facility from anywhere at any time.
Using digital signage to broadcast real-time life safety and emergency communications throughout your facility is vital in the protection of occupants and tenants. NiagaraAX makes it easy. You can also distribute meeting room schedules, energy/green building awareness, general emergency preparedness, and company/tenant announcements with instant impact and unsurpassed efficiency.
NiagaraAX is the cornerstone of a powerful new era in Intelligent Buildings, supporting a complete IP-based information network for real-time management and control across a single facility or multiple facilities. It’s the one software platform for total integration, interoperability, connectivity, and ROI. With NiagaraAX, there’s no limit on how intelligent your buildings can be.
With the Niagara Framework you can:
MANAGE all of your building automation, energy, security, and operational systems in real time using a standard web browser from anywhere at any time.
INTEGRATE all of your devices and equipment (regardless of manufacturer or communications protocol) into a unified, interoperable solution that meets the complex challenges of building integration and enterprise connectivity …
TRANSFORM conventional facilities into dynamic, flexible Intelligent Buildings that drive your strategic success with higher efficiencies, lower costs, and greater returns …
Materials & Literature
Pacific Controls HQ Case Study video
Intelligent Energy Efficient Buildings
Other Useful Information
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