Direct Digital Control systems (DDC) have become the standard for maintaining control of a facility’s critical systems.
At the heart of the system is a computer (or network of computers) that is tasked with monitoring sensors that report on building temperature, humidity, airflow, access control systems, and even fire and smoke alarms. They respond to the data that they collect by controlling the various systems required to maintain comfort, security, and safety on the premises.
DDC systems are widely regarded to be more responsive than the analog pneumatic or mechanical systems that used to be the standard in control systems. They are also much more easily interfaced to devices outside the building, which means they can provide much more sophisticated information when there is a problem, allowing for a more timely and targeted response.
In the past, a problem with the HVAC system might simply activate a “problem” alarm, and a technician responding would have to troubleshoot on site. Precious time could be lost because the right parts weren’t put on the truck. With DDC, enough information can be relayed with the alarm to make a diagnosis from afar, and ensure that the right equipment is ready when the technician arrives.
Because a DDC system can monitor any number of sensors to convey just about any type of information imaginable, they can be integrated with a facility’s fire and security monitoring system, meaning that instead of several systems working together to protect your facility, there is just one. Simpler communications and a single point of monitoring mean a more efficient response system, encompassing anything from routine maintenance needs to a full-blown emergency.
In Winnipeg, BSD Solutions is your source for Direct Digital Control systems. If you’re planning new construction, or you are considering updating an existing facility, contact BSD Solutions Toll Free 1-866-661-4600, or use our online contact form.