Glocalisation in facilities management

Wholesale globalisation suits no one. While it may look great on paper, especially the numbers, in practice it can be patronising and restrictive. By Philip Gregory, senior regional executive: Johnson Controls GWS, Middle East & Africa Companies, with their Real...

Schneider releases home control solution

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has announced significant updates to its Wiser Home Control, a truly integrated control solution that interlinks electrical, multimedia and telecommunications in a single home automation platform. Wiser Home Control allows owners to control all appliances in the household and customise settings to adapt to their living patterns through a user-friendly interface for a more eco-friendly and stylish way of life.

Connected buildings drive performance

Building efficiency is being reinvented by connected-building technologies. Building equipment and systems are becoming more integrated and intelligent, offering building owners and facility managers more effective tools to help them improve building performance...

One security platform to rule them all

Each type of facility is different so it needs a different security solution – this thinking is fast fading as the benefits of a comprehensive security platform which incorporate diverse functionality, open systems and best practices become clear, says Neil Cameron,...

Schneider whitepaper examines BMS security

Organisations can reduce the risk of cyber-attacks on building management systems (BMS) by controlling Web access, applying software patches and managing user credentials (user names and passwords), according to a new white paper. Schneider Electric, a global...

Schneider Electric, Autodesk collaborate

Schneider Electric and Autodesk have announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding. According to this agreement, Schneider Electric and Autodesk plan to collaborate to enhance current practices for building lifecycle management based on Building Information Modeling (BIM). As part of the collaboration, the two companies are exploring ways to complement each other’s strengths to make buildings more energy efficient from the design and construction through operation and end-of-life phases.