At AK Controls, we’re always looking to improve everything that we do to make sure we can offer our BMS solutions with the greatest amount of control and within a realistic budget.
One of our recent projects, completed in March, was at Bere Regis Primary School on behalf of Dorset County Council. This was a very important project for us as it was the first installation of our newly developed system, which concentrates on proving individual control over rooms and finally a user-friendly interface!
Those of you familiar with BMS will understand that having individual control over every room is either not possible or not within the constraints of the budget. Our newly developed system allowed all of this and more to be possible with only a 29% increase in the cost of a far less controllable BMS package.
The installation comprised of 26 space sensors, 8 temperature/co2 sensors, 4 underfloor manifolds, 8 banks of windows and 35 meters all connected back to the Trend BMS panel.
One of the other main areas that we wanted to concentrate on was the end user. In the past BMS was a bit of mystery to the end user and we often found that the end user was not aware of what it did or even how it worked.
Therefore, a tremendous amount of time was spent at AK Controls in the development of an easy to use graphical front end that enables the end user to easily have access to room temperature settings, setpoints, co2 levels & time zones. The easy to use interface has already received fantastic feedback from the end users at Bere Regis.