Building Management Systems

Building Management System Installation From KAV London

A Building Management System (BMS) is a self-contained control system that integrates the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) in a property. A control solutions specialist will design, install and program a BMS and the audio visual control system would communicate with it.  An example would be to use Trend for the BMS in a house and Crestron for the AV control.  Crestron would then communicate with Trend and Trend would communicate with the different systems it controls such as the boiler, a/c, ventilation system, thermostats, heating manifolds, radiators etc.

Typically a BMS would be installed in a large property where there is heating as well as air conditioning.  One of the most important functions of a BMS would be to ensure that the heating and air conditioning are not “fighting” each other i.e someone has set the heating to 22°c and the a/c has been set to 20°c so both are working hard against each other.

A BMS will operate the mechanical and electrical (M&E) plant at optimum levels in a property and can automatically reduce heating by 2°c when the alarm system is set for example.  This means that when the occupiers leave the property, the heating will drop 2°c and when the alarm is unset it will automatically return to its normal set point within 30 minutes.  Over a year, this can create a huge saving and is only one example of how a BMS can save energy and money.

We have installed building management systems (BMS) into many projects all over London and the UK including projects in Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Kensington, Mayfair, Notting Hill, South Kensington, Fulham, Regents Park, St Johns Wood and Home Counties including Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, Sussex and Buckinghamshire.