In recent years, there has been a strong focus on smart home technology and how it makes our lives easier around the house. However, there are also several benefits to installing automated technology systems in commercial buildings, such as offices and shops. In fact, a commercial building fitted with smart technology could lead to a safer, more comfortable and more efficient working environment that helps business owners use their budgets more economically.


Automation technology is making manual control of a building’s functions a thing of the past. Have you noticed your employees bicker over the temperature in the room? With smart technology heating can be altered, alarm systems can be set, social media posts can be scheduled and emails can be sent, all with one tap on your smartphone screen. This allows businesses to save anywhere from 20% to 40% on their utility bills, thanks to the ability to smartly schedule heating, air conditioning, lighting and other utilities. The money saved on such technology can be invested in a more useful aspect of the business.


As well as saving money, automated commercial buildings can give the owner peace of mind. For example, owners can be notified via their smartphone if the security system goes off out of hours or the smoke alarm alerts. This means owners don’t have to worry about their commercial property and they can truly keep their work and home life separate. Having 24/7 access to the building’s systems is one of the most attractive benefits of commercial automation.