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What to consider when choosing a BMS partner?


Finding an electrical control system contractor you can trust can be difficult, especially with buildings and technology becoming ever more complex. With Building Regulations stating we monitor all services and reduce energy wastage, is it any wonder that we rely upon building management systems more and more?

At Brit Systems we pride ourselves on our honesty and expert advice to help you make the right choice for your building. That’s why we have put together a checklist of key criteria which you should consider when evaluating a BMS partner. 


Intuitive Reports 

It is crucial that your BMS provides a range of reports that are easy to read and can be interpreted by a wide range of people who may need this data to support their role. 

Simplifying the way you monitor, measure and forecast your building’s performance will, in turn, help you to create progressive action plans, make system corrections and optimise your building performance.



Following the guidelines from The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers  (CIBSE), a BMS should be capable of dealing with a future 20% increase in the number of points without compromising the system’s functionality or speed of operation. This ensures that as your organisation grows, the solution can meet its needs. 

You also need to ensure that your BMS is able to handle additions, changes and upgrades that any user could potentially require.


System Security

When choosing a BMS provider, security is a key priority. The system should be equipt with a range of resilient security features with intelligent parameters such as; SSL certification to authenticate connections/users, secure remote account logins with defined user-level access, and encrypted HTTPS connection and data stream for controllers to cloud.


Expert Support 

A quality Building Management System should notify maintenance issues immediately so that the equipment can be easily improved or replaced without causing further damage.

By having a service partner in place you will eliminate unforeseen costs and ensure peace of mind. At Brit Systems, our expert support team are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

As you can see, there are many factors to consider when selecting the right Building Management System and partner. But the correct, well-specified and up to the minute BMS, can transform your building equipment usage and results. Having a partner in control can also alleviate the pressure and be there to provide insight, advice and comprehensive training for you to make the most of your Building Management System.

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