Keeping an Eye on Multiple Offices Using Automation
Smart Systems Allow You to Control Security and Lighting, Conduct Seamless Videoconferences, and More
Owning and operating a small business in one location can be a significant challenge. If you own or manage multiple businesses or have different offices in different areas, you know the headaches involved are exponentially greater than running a solo operation. You need help to handle the less crucial aspects of your business while you focus on keeping things running smoothly at a macro level.
Commercial automation systems offer many tools to help business owners or managers do their job more quickly and effectively across multiple locations. If you use these tools to handle everyday tasks, you can spend more time growing your business and taking care of higher-priority challenges. Here are a few ways business automation can aid business owners and managers in Lexington, KY.
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Commercial security systems not only keep your employees and property safe, they allow you to do so with much greater efficiency.
The primary way this works is through centralized control of all your security systems. Instead of having three different systems and three sets of security cameras, you can control all three systems from your phone and get real-time video feeds from any cameras whenever you wish.
Even better, you can program your systems to arm themselves at the end of the day, or you can use occupancy sensors to tell your systems to activate once everyone has gone home. And if something should happen at any location, you’ll get an instant alert on your phone instead of discovering a rude surprise the next morning.
Business automation systems also make it much easier to manage the lighting in your offices, no matter how far apart. If you want a hands-on approach, you can individually control lights in every room or building, setting the appropriate lighting level yourself. If you’d rather automate everything, you can set up schedules to have your lights automatically turn on when everybody comes to work and then turn off once everyone has gone home.
These same principles hold for motorized shades. Instead of adjusting each window manually, your shades can be set to adjust themselves throughout the day according to different times or the position of the sun. Either way, the result is more time for you to focus on other tasks.
If you’re going to run a business in multiple locations, communication is critical. That being said, you don’t have time to be fussing with phones, video conference systems or presentation software when there’s important work to be done. You can ensure better, easier communication with your entire team using business automation systems.
A one-touch video conference system makes talking to groups of any size simple, no matter where they might be. These devices come with built-in HDMI and USB ports for easy connections, and they’re designed to work seamlessly with any presentation software. That way you can get on with telling your team what they need to know instead of worrying if they can see and hear you.
Managing multiple businesses poses unique challenges, but there are ways to make the process more convenient for you. To learn more about our business automation systems, call us at (859) 402-1413, fill out our online contact sheet or click on the chat box in your browser.