With the increased footfall and growth of shopping centers, BMS Redundancy for Shopping Centers has become more of a necessity. Know how implementing the system can help the shopping center in the efficient management of their daily operations.
In Shopping centers, day-to-day management and operation is a difficult task. Inventory Management, Cleanliness, Security etc. play a significant role in the day to day functioning of a Shopping Center.
Regardless of the size or location, shopping centres record a lot of customer inflow and stock outflow every day. Considering the amount of inventory and footfall that are recorded daily, there are a lot of factors which decide the success or the failure of a Shopping centre.
How can a BMS System be used in a Shopping Centre?
Having an efficient BMS for your organisation’s building is required to minimise the chances of losses or mismanagement. These systems are smart and advanced which continuously monitor and manage all the primary functions of a building.
In a Shopping Centre, the following are the core functions:
Organisational and Energy Efficiency
The daily operations must be carried out efficiently, with the help of real-time collaborative technology, automated alerts and alarms, a good BMS will help the shopping centre keep track of daily activities. Also, it is important to make sure that the operations are made energy-efficient, and carbon emissions are reduced as much as possible.
Customer and Employee Convenience
Considering the kind of footfall that the shopping centre experiences daily, there are a lot of issues which the shopping centre can face. With so many people in the store, temperature control and hygiene is a huge concern for the store.
A good BMS can ensure that the temperature is set right and adapts to the centre’s temperature and environment.
Maintaining an optimum temperature in the food section (for freezers and fridges) or throughout the store to ensure product quality complies with HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) and customer comfort is also necessary.
The Need for BMS Redundancy for Shopping Centres
To ensure that the daily operations of the Shopping Centre don’t get hampered, specific measures need to be implemented. Other than that, the server on which all the data is stored should be kept safe, as a BMS can only work optimally if it has access to all the information on the server. This is exactly where Open Minds HAS played an important role.
Our software sits on the BMS server, replicating the data onto the secondary server in real-time. This secondary server can either be in the same location (High Availability) or a different location (Disaster Recovery). As soon as the primary BMS server fails, the system initiates a failover scenario. Next, the secondary server takes over the role of the primary server, with little or no downtime.
With such an efficient BMS in place, the shopping centre can set temperatures and lights as and when required. This makes the experience better for a customer. Our system also helps shopping centres in cutting down energy costs.
Open Minds HAS has been one of the top BMS providers in the whole of the UK and the Middle East. Our BMS systems make use of the latest technology to provide robust, reliable building management systems. We make use of real-time collaborative technology and automated alarms and alerts. This helps in connecting instantly to the building systems and equipment. As a result, the operations become more reliable, efficient and cost-effective. Our smart yet environment-friendly BMS systems can significantly help in optimising the energy budgets for your entire site.
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