Just like its close relative, home automation, commercial automation solutions offer a fiscally impactful range of perks to companies of all sizes. Below you will find three benefits of adopting automation for your small business.
The single biggest reason to upgrade your workplace is for security purposes. It’s tough overstate how important it is to protect your business assets, and ultimately, your livelihood. A break-in can set you back both financially, and in the time it takes to get your systems up and running again.
While there’s no way of entirely preventing criminal activity, short of building a fortress, you can do your best to deter it. Installing cameras does discourage break-ins. Per researcher Joseph Kuhns with the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, “Approximately 83 percent [of convicted criminals] said they would try to determine if an alarm was present before attempting a burglary, and 60 percent said they would seek an alternative target if there was an alarm on-site. This was particularly true among the subset of burglars who were more likely to spend time deliberately and carefully planning a burglary.”
Everybody likes the planet, right? Help it out a bit by reducing energy consumption, and therefore your bills. Systems such as lights and HVAC can be tuned to a regular schedule, turning on and off at prescribed times. Simply put, you get to set it, then forget it. With our automation software, you never have to worry that you left the lights on again. Also, automated thermostats can save you big money over the long run. According to the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, “You can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply turning your thermostat back 7°-10°F for 8 hours a day from its normal setting. The percentage of savings from setback is greater for buildings in milder climates than for those in more severe climates.”
Hours of operation vary greatly dependent upon industry. However, for most small businesses, everybody goes home at some point. Knowing what’s going on when you’re away prevents unnecessary trips to the office, and lets you enjoy your time away all that much more. Why? Because you don’t have to worry about it anymore! Set the locks at a push of a button. Check the security cams remotely. Turn electronics off and on. Outside of actually working at your desk, you can accomplish most everything elsewhere, so long as you have access to the internet. We’re willing to bet you have a smartphone. So, yeah, internet!
Here at Whitman Automation, we understand the needs of startups. We were one too! Trust in our automation expertise, and ability to install an efficient, modern solution for your small business.