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Axenttech Property

  1. 1. Smart Property Solutions High Performance Solutions
  2. 2. Technology Experts, Innovative Solutions for your Property The Business Case Owners, designers and managers of buildings want integrated building systems to produce high performance buildings that add value, differentiate the building, control costs and meet occupants’ requirements. The challenges in doing so are many. How do you select technology amenities that will address tenant needs? Do the building designers and managers have the resources to really understand system integration? How do you manage energy usage and costs or the coordination of multiple designers and contractors? How do you procure the right facility management tools to obtain accurate, up-to-date information on the building’s performance? Why Axenttech? Axenttech is in the business of providing professional consulting and engineering services related to integrated building technology systems. Our mission is to provide building owners, managers and tenants with high performance buildings with systems optimized for cost-effectiveness and functionality. As building automation systems (BAS) that control heat, air conditioning, lighting and other building systems get smarter, they're converging with traditional IT infrastructures. Emerging standards are enabling data sharing between building systems as well as with other business applications, improving efficiency and real-time control over building operating costs. Information security concerns, immature standards, the reluctance of vendors to give up proprietary technologies and ignorance among IT p rofessionals of the convergence trend are all slowing the pace of this transformation, but it's gathering momentum.
  3. 3. How Smart Should your building be? The Business Case Smart building technologies are not only saving building owners and their tenants some cash, they are also offering significant help in saving the planet. Thanks in part to Internet protocol-based networks, new digital technologies are ready to make dramatic contributions in how buildings function, particularly in reducing their energy consumption. The idea of smart buildings has been around for decades, but the lack of a standard communications infrastructure has stymied efforts. Now, however, Internet protocol (IP) networks are providing the foundation to unify a wide variety of building automation tasks. What are the Dilemmas? Despite such potential benefits, smart buildings are still a puzzle to many, including the real estate developers and owners who must pay the bill for installing these futuristic systems. The realities of real estate make developers extremely sensitive to initial capital costs, as well as to investments in anything but the most established technologies and building methods. Also, though Internet technologies are helping integrate various components, tying together all the possible systems in a building is no easy task. The market is still fragmented and no comprehensive turnkey offerings are yet available. Because of this, industry experts say the real estate and construction industries have been slow to embrace smart buildings. Efficiency in Integration. A smart building can be almost any structure, from a shopping mall or home to a hospital or an office high-rise. They all share the common ability of "knowing" what is going on inside their walls and being able to respond accordingly. Smart buildings control what the industry calls building automation systems for monitoring and regulating such tasks as heating, air conditioning, lighting and other environmental variables. They can also oversee other building functions such as security, fire suppression, and elevator operations. Beyond integration, smart building technologies focus on bringing more detailed monitoring and sensing "awareness" to buildings. Typically, heating and cooling systems have one thermostat for an entire office floor. But new smart building networks can now cost-effectively provide far more detailed monitoring of the conditions inside a building, helping a structure's environmental systems deliver just enough heat, air, or cooling when and where it's needed. Smart buildings equipped with an integrated array of sensors can also monitor such things as the amount of sunlight coming into a room and adjust indoor lighting accordingly. And advanced smart buildings can know who is visiting a building after hours (based on the key swipe from the security system) and turn on the appropriate lights, equipment, and environmental controls. The bottom-line result of this intelligence and coordination is much lower operational expenses for commercial buildings. Industry research suggests that such overhead can account for as much as 80 percent of the cost of a building during its lifetime (including construction). Much of that expense is from energy usage. Doing The Math Buildings have potential for Massive Energy Savings - Maintenance, including energy expenses, can account for as much as 80 percent of the cost of a building over it’s lifetime. - Typical Heating, Ventilation and air conditioning systems are 50 percent efficient compared to fully integrated systems - Commercial and Residential Buildings account for 39 percent of the world’s Co2 Emissions and 70 percent of electrical consumption per year. - The U.a.e. Building Sector consumed 44 Billion Btus of Energy in 2008 at a cost of more than $4 billion. - Buildings have a lifespan of 50-100 years, during which they continually consume energy and produce CO2 emissions. If half of new commercial buildings were build to use 50 % Less Energy, it would save 6 million metric tons of CO2 Annually for the lifespan of the buildings - The Equivalent of taking more than 3 Million cars off the road every year!
  4. 4. Secure, Safe and Sound. The Business Case An access control solution can be as simple as the use of electronic or magnetic swipe cards instead of keys to unlock a front door. This limited functionality still retains a considerable level of Integrated access control solutions have become easier to apply value. In most cases, businesses can limit which cards are able to access the door during specific times, thus allowing all employees to have "keys to the shop" without risking unwanted access to the premises out of hours. In addition, security managers benefit from the ability to check or report on who attempted to enter the premises and at what time. At the other end of the spectrum is a fully integrated access system, controlling multiple buildings, which seamlessly incorporates the functionality of a CCTV surveillance system, Electronic Visitor Management, Intrusion Detection, Lighting, Fire Alarm, Elevator Control and other systems as may be appropriate. The latest systems are even linking access control with corporate IT systems - so called physical/logical convergence - to reduce the risks of unauthorized access to business critical IT platforms. Inteoperable Security Solutions. In this world of technology, security systems are evolving quickly, offering more features and greater levels of integration. Indeed, security systems work best when functioning as a holistic solution to meet site-specific risks, where their full potential can be realised. That means integrating equipment such as, CCTV cameras and recorders, access control, video analytics monitored perimeter fencing, and intruder alarms. In the past, true security systems integration used to be the exclusive preserve of a small number of end- user companies willing to pay large amounts of money for high level functionality. Typically, it was delivered by specialist systems integrators with Developments in the security industry have led to easier interoperability between products strong engineering teams, who had the breadth and depth of technical expertise required to bring together a range of disparate products from independent CCTV, access control and intruder alarm / detector manufacturers to create a fully integrated security system. Problems encountered in matching different security system control protocols led to difficulties in enabling these systems to ‘talk' to each other. Various solutions attempted to resolve this ‘language barrier' as system suppliers sought the key to unlocking the benefits of interoperability. Plug and Play Security! Leading security organisations are now placing the emphasis on access control systems as the core integration platform. Instead of access control, intruder and CCTV systems working in near isolation from each other, they can now be Effective access control also safeguards against costly and potentially disastrous business interruption. networked and centrally or remotely monitored and controlled via the access control solution. Easy integration starts at CCTV camera systems linked into the graphical user interface of the access control software. This way, daily operations can be managed without having to switch between separate software systems
  5. 5. Secure, Safe and Sound. Complete Integrated Approach Continued.. An Security solution can be as simple as the use of electronic or magnetic swipe cards instead of keys to unlock a front door. This limited functionality still retains a considerable level of Integrated access control solutions have become easier to apply value. In most cases, businesses can limit which cards are able to access the door during specific times, thus allowing all employees to have "keys to the shop" without risking unwanted access to the premises out of hours. In addition, security managers benefit from the ability to check or report on who attempted to enter the premises and at what time. At the other end of the spectrum is a fully integrated access system, controlling multiple buildings, which seamlessly incorporates the functionality of a CCTV surveillance system, Electronic Visitor Management, Intrusion Detection, Lighting, Fire Alarm, Elevator Control and other systems as may be appropriate. The latest systems are even linking access control with corporate IT systems - so called physical/logical convergence - to reduce the risks of unauthorized access to business critical IT platforms. This way, daily operations can be managed without having to switch between separate software systems. Practical examples of this include CCTV cameras that can be programmed to position themselves and record automatically to the local DVR if triggered by a specific event activation, such as a fire door being opened. The operator would immediately see live video from the appropriate camera pop-up on the screen on alarm events such as these, in addition to easy retrieval of historic event images with a simple click of the mouse. At larger sites, where security staff and building managers operate from a control room, this level of integration also offers a greater level of supervisory capability to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of daily operations. Security officers can be better deployed, monitored and supported as they perform both routine site checks and specific incident response duties during out-of-hours periods such as overnight, weekends and bank holidays. Similarly, detector activations can lead to alarms being raised at a monitoring station located anywhere around the world. Whilst the level of sophistication will vary in accordance with budget and requirements, given the modularity of today's security offerings, it is now much easier to steadily build up an integrated solution in line with requirements and budget availability. Organisations can implement different parts of the core access, video and intruder systems over time, knowing that they are interoperable, and can eventually be combined into a holistic security system. So an integrated solution is now within any company's reach and is undoubtedly the new standard for any company serious about security.
  6. 6. Integrated Building Access. Security Management with Video Monitoring and Audit Trails Physical and Logical Convergence Single Sign On IP Network Video Recording Digital Video Manager Rooftop Camera Video Analytics Digital Video Recording Integration PTZ Domes Security Management System Integrated Data Management (HR System, Active Directory, ERP, etc) Video Monitoring24/7 Digital Video Surveillance Biometrics and Smart Card Readers Visitor Management System Integration with Active Directory/ HR System,Time and Attendance

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