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Priva Building Operator launch: cloud-based easy building control app

Building Automation
29 July 2020
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Building owners, operators and managers can now stay connected to their buildings - 24/7 and regardless of location - thanks to a new cloud-based application from Priva.

Building owners, operators and managers can now stay connected to their buildings - 24/7 and regardless of location - thanks to a new cloud-based application from Priva.

Launched earlier this year in the UK, Priva’s Building Operator is designed to make the operation of buildings as simple as possible. As a cloud-connected application, it offers real-time insight into the status of building systems and allows users to make essential adjustments to their building management system from any device, flexibly and easily. Benefits include: easy set-point modification; manual override of controls; top control schematics; and alarm handling and integration.

Mobile First, Cloud First

Priva Building Operator empowers the day-to-day operation of buildings by providing insights, assistance and full control over essential processes in your building. Indoor climate, lighting and energy consumption can be monitored and visualised via any smartphone, tablet or computer.

Thanks to easy set-up and installation of the application, the installation of Building Operator - typically undertaken by one of Priva’s network of approved Partners - can be achieved in no time. Once installed, the ‘mobile first, cloud first’ approach remote assistance with any problems that might occur in the building.

Real-time information

Once the application is installed on a device, it connects to the cloud and gathers real-time information from the building management system (BMS). If the BMS identifies an issue with the temperature, lights or another installation inside the building, it issue an immediate notification - no matter where you are. As a result, the energy use and comfort levels inside the building can be improved in and instant - saving time and money and supporting the needs of the workforce too.

Moreover, the user-friendly application enables cross-functional cooperation. Via Priva’s One Identity, users can work with multiple buildings in one account and with multiple accounts for one building.

Reliable and secure connection

To assure data security and a reliable connection with the cloud, Priva has built in three stages of security:

Firstly, Azure has been chosen because of the extensive security measures that Microsoft has taken and the platform’s compliance with more than 75 local, regional and worldwide standards. Secondly, Priva uses the cloud connector to provide a secure interface between the control system and the internet. To assure data security, the cloud connector only has outgoing connections. This makes it invisible to the outside world - and thereby eliminates unauthorised traffic to protect data. Thirdly, to protect against unauthorised user access, there is an authentication layer based on the OAuth2 protocol - within which is an Access Control overview that manages all user rights.

To arrange a demo of Priva Building Operator - interested parties can contact our sales department.

Would you like more information? We are happy to help you!

Cesar Salaverria

Sales Account Manager Horticulture

Cesar Salaverria