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Top 3 Ways Retail Businesses Benefit Building Automation

 In Building Automation, Building Automation System, Retail

Retail business owners have a lot to deal with on a daily basis. From everyday maintenance concerns to customer service and balancing the books, you have a lot on your hands. Today, most retailers are always looking for new ways to cut costs, increase efficiencies, and beef up security. One of the most cost-effective ways you can achieve all these goals is to implement a building automation system. Here are the top three ways a building automation system can benefit your retail business.


An access control enables business owners and managers to regulate which employees has access to certain areas of the retail space, in addition to the times they are allowed to enter. This includes employee ID cards that can allow access at set times. Security systems include a streamlined fire and burglary system that will help you protect your inventory from danger and theft. Building automation allows all these systems to be integrated for easy-of-use. You can feel at ease knowing that your inventory is properly protected.

Energy Savings

Business owners know that saving money on energy bills can be tough. You want to keep customers comfortable in your space, and sometimes certain inventory may require a building to be kept at a specific temperature. It can be difficult to find ways to save in this area. A building automation system can help you conserve energy by creating optimized heating, cooling, and lighting schedules according to building usage. For example, lights can be set to automatically dim and temperatures to automatically adjust based on the time of day or building occupancy. This type of building automation system helps you keep your space comfortable for customers while finding ways to save energy and money.


As a business owner, you know that time is one of your most valuable assets. There never seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done. Building automation systems streamline all your building’s systems, from HVAC to security, which helps you save valuable time and energy for more important tasks. With the help of building automation, you’ll be able to focus on meeting your customer’s needs and keeping your retail business running smoothly.

ACS Smart Buildings can provide your retail business with the building automation systems you need. Call (913) 248-8828 today.

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