BGIS will expand its Adelaide-based Australian operations centre to service clients across Asia-Pacific.
The Canadian building management company plans to utilise the latest Internet of Things (IoT) tech in Adelaide to remotely control buildings in other states and countries through internet connected devices and sensors, reports InDaily‘s Andrew Spence.
This will include the monitoring and activation of lights, sensors, security alarms, fridges and air-conditioning units.
BGIS successfully completed a recent pilot project in Canada to remotely monitor multiple sites. Its expanded Adelaide operation will include a state-of-the-art remote command centre (RCC) to service the Asia Pacific, writes Spence. Its operations will closely replicate the company’s remote control centre in Toronto, Canada.
After opening its Adelaide helpdesk office in 2009, the local HQ expanded into a round-the-clock knowledge centre that services clients nationwide, including Optus, BP and the Federal Department of Defence.
“We have people located throughout the state and our Adelaide CBD facility has more than doubled in size to over 60 staff in the past two years,” BGIS APAC managing director Dana Nelson tells InDaily, “which we expect to grow further as we build out our remote monitoring service.
“The ability to closely monitor numerous devices allows us to help optimise operations for our clients – this includes better tracking of energy usage across multiple sites to improve energy efficiency and reduce wastage. The information gathered through smarter monitoring can be very insightful; for example, clients with multiple retail sites can monitor the foot traffic and movement at their best performing sites so they can replicate the layout at all their stores.”
BGIS expects the Adelaide RCC to reach full remote monitoring capability in the second half of this year.