I have real time access to video of the exterior building, and if an alarm sounds, I receive an alert
About eight years ago, I started making wine, and my family has owned and operated vineyards for four generations, however our grapes have traditionally gone to make commercial jams, jellies and juices, then because my associate and I grow a Concord grape, no one was especially interested in attempting wine, however i started playing around with weird ways of extracting the juice and fermenting and have managed to create a tasty rose and red wine, then as my product has acquired popularity, I’ve gotten licensed by the TTB, invested into a building and steadily produce more and more wine, but the margin of profit is slim. There are substantial start-up costs involved with necessary unit and bottles, labels and caps. I need to operate my corporation efficiently as possible. I am always looking for ways to reduce time, effort and expense that isn’t directly related to making wine. Incorporating a building automation system has been a substantial help! Essential systems are now incorporated into a centralized hub that is accessible by way of my smartphone. At any given time, I can check on the temperature of the building and make adjustments. This is especially helpful because of the importance of maintaining the indoor environment at a constant 64 degrees year round. In my local area the temperature climbs into the mid nineties and drops well below zero. If there is a temperature fluctuation or a power outage, I get notified. The building automation system includes motion-activated lights and surveillance cameras that increase security. I have real time access to video of the exterior building, and if an alarm sounds, I receive an alert. Another beneficial feature is the automated door locks. There are times when I need to allow a UPS professional to enter the building and pick up a shipment of wine when I’m not available. Through my phone, I’m able to unlock and lock the doors from virtually anywhere.