Control Panels


A central hub that is used in smart building technology to manage and distribute electrical power within a building. It is an essential part of the system that ensures the controlled and effective distribution of electricity.

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Benefits of Control Panels


Control panels are powerful tools that unlock a multitude of benefits, from centralized control and enhanced monitoring to improved safety and data-driven insights.

Centralised Command
They provide a central point for monitoring and managing various building systems, ensuring efficient interaction.

User Friendly Interface
Take advantage of an easy-to-use interface that makes things simple to use and provides users intuitive control.

Interconnectivity
Promote seamless interaction between different building systems to create an integrated and collaborative smart infrastructure.

Scalability
They provide scalable solutions that are able to adjust to evolving needs and technologies, enabling you to expand your smart building with ease.


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Control panel features


 

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Multi-System Integration

For comprehensive building management, our panels seamlessly integrate with a wide range of systems, including security, HVAC, lighting, and more.

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Real-Time Monitoring

Take advantage of real-time building parameter monitoring, which allows quick decisions and proactive system improvements.

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Customizable Dashboards

Configure dashboards to your preferences to see important information quickly for effective system control and overview.

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Remote Accessibility

You have the flexibility and convenience of remotely interacting with and managing your smart building systems from anywhere in the world.

How Control Panels work


Control panels operate by centralizing control, integrating different building systems, providing a user-friendly interface, monitoring in real time, allowing customization, facilitating scalability, permitting remote accessible, and allowing for multiple user access.

System Integration

  • They process and interpret data from several systems, ensuring compatibility and seamless integration. They do this by utilizing established communication protocols to communicate with diverse building systems.

Data Processing

  • They receive data from connected systems and process it in real time, using decision logic to decide the proper responses or actions based on the data processed.

Centralised Command

  • They serve as a centralised hub that synchronises the functioning of various building systems. They produce commands and control signals that are transmitted to specific devices or systems located within the smart building.

Communication

  • They create a feedback loop by responding with control commands as necessary and continuously receiving status updates from equipment including HVAC units, lighting fixtures, access control systems, and more. They also enable bidirectional communication with these items.

Sensors & Actuators

  • They give control signals to actuators based on data collected from sensors, which are placed around the structure to gather real-time data on a variety of characteristics like occupancy, temperature, and lighting levels.

Distributed Control

  • They can use localized control nodes to individually govern particular zones or subsystems, or they can use a distributed control architecture with several nodes or sub panels dispersed across the building.

Logic Controllers

  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are embedded and are used to run bespoke logic and automation scripts. These scripts specify how the building systems should operate in certain scenarios.

Remote Connectivity

  • Remote access and control are made possible by the network interfaces that they are equipped with. Virtual private network (VPN) connections and other secure protocols can be used to facilitate secure remote communication.

Need a control panel for your facility?

To find out more and how we can help you optimize your facility, get in contact with our technical workshop at Direct Control.

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