The trend nowadays is for all devices, systems, machinery, anything, to become “smart.” What this means is it is interconnected with the other things around it. In fact, the actual term is the “Internet of Things.” This is especially true when it comes to buildings and their major functions. In the past, systems like HVAC, security, lighting, building access, connectivity or any other major systems all ran separately for each other. But like in many systems, there is efficiency to be found when they all work together and are controllable from a single interface. Building automation systems allow you to see these settings at a glance, better manage them, and therefore optimize your company’s energy spending.