Commercial Controls

Nov. 12, 2013: Cyber Security Solution Protects Building, Energy Management Systems

IT Security Technology and Practices Combined with Real-Time Building Operating and Control
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In response to the increasing rise of cyber threats, network compromises, and vulnerabilities directed at building systems, Lynxspring and Netop have announced the availability of LYNX CyberPRO™, a new cyber protection solution for building automation and energy management systems. 


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American Auto-Matrix: Building Automation and Energy Control

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Web-enabled, the latest version of AspectFT, version 2.0, building automation and energy control was designed to make building automation simple for facility managers, integrating building control with everyday technology.


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Sept. 30, 2013: Wi-Fi Thermostat with Occupancy Detection Simplifies HVAC Control

Commercial Thermostat Tailored to Restaurants, Retail Stores, and Other Small Businesses
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EnTouch Controls, a leading provider of energy management systems (EMS) for small businesses and light commercial facilities, has announced its new EnTouch Pro, a commercial thermostat tailored to restaurants, retail stores, and other small business and facility owners.


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Jackson Systems LLC: Wireless Thermostat System

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The Web Comfort™ Wirelessly Communicating Thermostat System has expanded to control occupancy sensors, lighting, fans, and plug loads. 


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Contractor Tips for Installing, Troubleshooting Thermostats

Seasoned Contractors and Technicians Share Experience, Advice
By Jen Anesi
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With so many options, how do you help your customers select the best thermostats for their lifestyles, and what do you do if that thermostat isn’t working the way it’s supposed to? 


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High-End Thermostats, Controls Gain Traction

New Products Feature Bells, Whistles, and Energy Savings
By Jen Anesi
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Despite recent advances in technology, industry leaders agree that only time will tell what features and services might become standard on future generations of high-end thermostats and controls.


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Industry Backs Mercury Recycling Efforts

Programs Encourage Distributors, Contractors to Collect Mercury-Containing Thermostats
By Jen Anesi
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While having mercury thermostats in homes and buildings across the U.S. is not necessarily a bad thing, controlling what happens to those thermostats after they’ve been pulled off the wall is vital in keeping the powerful neurotoxin out of the environment. 


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Sept. 10, 2013: Big Data Seen Dominating Building Performance Market

New Entrants Are Emerging to Meet Growing Demand for Real-Time Monitoring
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With buildings under pressure to lower energy consumption, both to comply with legislation and to respond to market demand, the measurement and verification industry is rapidly moving toward real-time performance tracking, according to Lux Research. 


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Aug. 21, 2013: Building Energy Management Market to Reach $5.6 Billion by 2020

Market to More than Double from 2013 Level
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The market for building energy management systems (BEMS) continues to grow, driven by technology advances as well as a growing familiarity among customers of the benefits that BEMS provide, according to a new report from Navigant Research. 


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Aug. 16, 2013: Building Automation Alliance to Provide Cybersecurity

Alliance Partnership Will Help Protect Facilities from Cyber Attacks
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The InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, an alliance of independent building automation contractors, has partnered with cybersecurity provider Cylance Inc. in order for member firms to offer high-level building automation system (BAS) security practices, training, and certification for their customers.


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