08 Apr Improvements you can make to your industrial electronic installations
As a business owner, you’re always on the lookout for improvements you can make to your industrial facilities. Your electronic installations are often a great place to start. Having the right products and systems in place can achieve significant improvements in a number of key areas:
· Cost savings
· Energy use reduction
· Increased motivation and productivity of staff
· Improved on-site security
· Streamlined and coordinated systems and procedures.
These are important considerations for any business. So what improvements should you be making to your electronic installations to achieve these results?
1. LED lighting
LED lighting is a far more energy efficient way of lighting your facility, and can save you a significant amount of money. This is because LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) last up to 50,000 times longer than traditional halogen lights. They also convert 95 percent of their energy into light rather than heat, so they’re an efficient and environmentally friendly option.
Additionally, workers feel more comfortable in an environment lit with LED lighting, and this improves their motivation and productivity at work. This has a significant effect on your profits as a business, and also helps with staff retention, as workers who are more motivated feel a greater sense of loyalty to the company. Installing LED lighting is a sound investment, as it not only makes you more profitable and cuts down on your overheads, it also saves you the costs associated with recruitment and training new staff members.
2. Occupancy sensors
Installing occupancy sensors is another great option for reducing your energy consumption and saving you money. Occupancy sensors detect motion, so they automatically turn the lights on when someone walks into your facility, and turn them off again when the area is empty. There’s no need for anyone to manually switch the lighting on or off, so there’s no risk of lights being left on when the facility is empty and no lighting is needed.
Occupancy sensors require virtually no maintenance, and have been shown to reduce energy consumption by up to 30 percent, representing a significant cost saving and vastly improving the carbon footprint of your business.
3. CCTV and alarm systems
Security is paramount for all businesses, but this is particularly crucial at industrial facilities which use a lot of expensive machinery. Without the right security systems in place, your premises can become a target for thieves.
The latest CCTV systems are highly sophisticated and enable you to monitor your facility clearly 24/7. This means you’ll be aware of intruders straight away, even when you’re not on the premises, so you can have the situation dealt with before any damage or theft can take place. CCTV is also a highly effective deterrent, as it is highly visible, and will make any intruder think twice before attempting to enter your facility, as they could be identified by the police.
A sophisticated and reliable alarm system is also essential for protecting your facility, as it sounds a loud alert that a breach of security has taken place. With both wired and wireless alarm systems now available at affordable prices, it has never been easier to identify and install the most practical and reliable alarm system for the size of your facility.
Even if you have already taken these crucial security measures, it’s worth taking a look at the new products available on the market, as your systems could be outdated and in need of an upgrade.
4. Full electrical installation
Your industrial facility is at the heart of the success of your business, and it’s essential that all electrical components are in excellent working order. If everything is performing as it should, it makes your systems and procedures more streamlined, and has a positive effect on the productivity and profitability of your business.
This is why it’s vital that all your electronic installations should be done by an experienced, professional firm, who can use their industry expertise to identify the best and most efficient products for your facility. They can install all equipment to the highest safety standards, protecting your workers and your reputation, and even perform a complete rewire if any problems are detected.
By investing in your electronic installations now, and upgrading as and where necessary, you can save yourself a lot of money and ensure your business remains safe, efficient and profitable for many years to come.
If you would like more information about ways to improve your electronic installations, or how a professional electrical firm can help your business, please call us on 0800 9788 168 (FREEPHONE) or 0113 8941 968. We’re always happy to help.