Why Modern Building Management Depends on the Cloud

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The use of Cloud software gives you building management access from anywhere.

For many years, a building was nothing more than a communal space where everyone gathered for a purpose, then to leave and head home. Other than essentials like electrical power, air conditioning, and heat systems, as long as it had a proper roof over people’s heads, no one cared about the building’s functions. Building management was not a priority. But, in 2021, we are seeing more and more people working and shopping from home. However, some jobs are a service, which requires at least a few employees to remain physically at their work building. This creates a new demand for building management that can be observed remotely. This is possible via the Cloud, or software developed to be used from anywhere with internet access. Building management remotely can be rather expensive. However, using Cloud-based software for building management can help reduce financial and time costs and keep your government facility more sustainable and efficient. 

The Cloud Prevents Physical Maintenance Costs

More traditional types of building management programs usually require a multitude of machinery and equipment to keep it running. This includes external servers, cooling machines, sensors, and many other devices, all running on central data service. Much of this equipment is custom-made or programmed so that it can become costly very quickly. Some facilities simply do not have the budget available for installing a building management program. However, the Cloud can help outsource more menial or non-critical functions, like calendarization and archived data storage, for little to no equipment costs. Using a combination of physical software for the most essential, secure data and the Cloud for less trifling matters can help to reduce your building management system’s financial impact.


Cloud-based building management systems are also a better investment than physically based systems in some ways. For example, many Cloud-based building management services are based on a monthly subscription service fee, which your government organization can cancel at any time. 

A Backup System Essential for Building Management

Everyone has anxiety over data loss or deletion. One great feature of Cloud-based building management programs is that all data loaded onto a Loud-system can easily be backed up at automatic intervals throughout the day or night. There is no need for physical hard drives, physical time scheduling to program a backup, and no chance for employee error or theft. This is especially important for the bookkeeping of archived data, in which the file size of overtime can become quite large. Having a Cloud-based storage service for your building management program’s archived data is a great way to store all data without having to go through and fining what is appropriate to delete or needing to install another server to host it on. 

Cloud Services are User-Friendly

Does your government facility or data center often work with contractors? It can be very tedious and frustrating sometimes to interact with contractors or clients that don’t understand how your specific building management program works. Cloud-based services usually provide an easy way to simplify data for outsiders to view. In addition, Cloud-based services can also easily restrict critical data from view by clients or contractors without clearance. 


At Critical Systems, the people come first, from our employees to our customers. We strive to attract and develop the best talent in the business. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions for the purpose of making every building secure, efficient, and effectively managed. Serving the Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and Baltimore regions, SEBCSI provides innovative solutions for your government building or facility. Visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn today! If you’re looking for more information or interested in working with us on your next project, please contact us!

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