Acronym Soup: BEMS

BEMS stands for Building Energy Management System. “As building energy management systems (BEMSs) gain greater market penetration, building control algorithms are beginning to provide data beyond energy efficiency, including details on space utilization and operational efficiency.” (from http://www.hpbmagazine.org/IoT-is-Smart-for-Buildings/) Exactly! The Salamander Reservoir will help save energy by calling for heating when the *water* conditions require it, not when the ambient air temperature fluctuates. Think of taking your child to the doctor when they have a fever. The doctor doesn't check the room to see what the temperature is first, they put a thermometer in the kid to get the reading directly from the source. That's the beauty of the Salamander Temperature Control System! ...
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What is IoT?

Great Question.. We hear a lot about IoT, and AI, and this post is to show what it is, and how it's relevant. IoT stands for the Internet of Things. It's a general term for the network of internet-connected devices that can talk to, and send data, to each other. For example, a vending machine equipped with the right IoT sensors would notice that it's running low on Snickers bars but has plenty of Doritos. The vending machine sensor would be able to send that information to the fulfillment company and make sure that Doritos don't get added to the next order, but that Snickers do. no human involvement (with the exception of driving and stocking). This saves time, effort and energy. Much like the Salamander Reservoir takes data from inside your life safety sprinkler system and alerts ownership and management of problems before they arise! ...
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Protect your Parking Structure from Winter Weather!

This is a great article on page 17 of the the October, 2019 issue of Buildings Magazine, "Protect your Parking Structure from Winter Weather" This contained numerous preventative measures, and concluded with: "Being aware of the biggest winter weather liabilities - and how to prevent them - can not only help you avoid costly repairs, it can extend the life of your parking structure. And, most importantly, it can keep your tenants safer." However, there was no mention of dry sprinkler system maintenance. With a Salamander Reservoir on a dry system, owners and facility mangers can be notified of water in the dry portion of the system (from dry pipe valve compromises or condensation) before it freezes and creates serious problems for the occupants and for the asset! read the full article here ...
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Challenges of Implementing Connected Building Projects?

According to a recent IDC Survey (and infographic from Acuity) called, Challenges of Implementing Connected Building Projects: For those decision makers making investment decisions about purchasing a Connected Building solution, they struggle with several issues such as: 41%: Too many solutions in the market to choose from note: there is only one technology that can take real-time data from within a wet or dry life safety sprinkler system: the Salamander Reservoir!  32%: Difficulty proving the Return on Investment for the project note: while it is difficult to put a price tag on safety, the Salamander is affordable, with a quick ROI! view the full infographic here ...
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Make decisions based on data, not assumptions

This is a great article on page 12 of the the October, 2019 issue of Buildings Magazine, "The Workforce of the Future Starts with Today's Technology: Connected buildings let you make decisions based on data, not assumptions..." Great takeaways: "...with the latest building connectivity, cloud-based architectures and wireless and low-cost sensors, organizations can take advantage of a platform that provides data-driven insights to adapt the workspace they offer to meet the evolving needs of their workforce Data is the Driver ...in the past, facility managers simply walked around offices and visually tried to get a sense of how space was being used. That didn't work.. Facility managers need a me comprehensive, holistic tool to be able to take action and avoid overpaying [..] wasting energy and other inefficiencies." All true. That's why we designed the #SalamanderReservoir to use data from within wet and dry sprinkler systems to save lives and save money. Like the article says: make your decisions based on data, not assumptions! read the full article here ...
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Reducing Waste in Commercial Buildings with a Salamander

Another great way to reduce waste: knowing that air temperature fluctuates significantly, use a Salamander Reservoir on your wet sprinkler systems, and let it initialize heating in your sprinkler room(s) when the water temperature is getting low! Think of all the energy – and costs – that can be saved if #SalamanderReservoirs were deployed in areas prone to freezing conditions. Save money without compromising life safety! From the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal (July 26, 2019, pages 14b and 19b) ...
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