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Full Portfolio of Infection Prevention Products Now Communicates with Any Building Automation System Allowing Enterprise-Wide Management of Air, Device, and Surface Disinfection Equipment

Full Portfolio of Infection Prevention Products Now Communicates <strong>with Any Building Automation System Allowing Enterprise-Wide Management of Air, Device, and Surface Disinfection Equipment</strong>

South Hill, VA – Advanced Ultraviolet Systems has announced the release of BARDS, the Building-Automation-Ready Disinfection System. BARDS uses multiple Building Automation System (BAS) communication capabilities to provide central monitoring of AUVS’ pathogen-laboratory-proven air, device, and high-touch surface disinfection products. According to company principals, Jim Psihas and David Henderson, BARDS is a significant advancement, allowing employers, building owners and management companies to move toward truly safe work and education environments.

“The threat to one’s personal health and the impact of lost productivity on a company’s bottom line, due to wide-spread cross-contamination, puts the importance of building wellness on par with security and fire protection,” according to Psihas. “In addition to protecting individuals, BARDS has the potential to save companies hundreds of thousands of dollars annually by reducing inefficiencies in company-wide system management and employee absenteeism. It also helps with the recruitment of top talent who actively look for safe work environments.

According to Fortune Business Insights, the global smart building market is projected to grow to $328.62-billion by 20291. AUVS’ BARDS is expected to be an indispensable component of this market.

Until now employers and building management companies have faced two significant obstacles in providing safe environments, protecting workers, visitors, and students. The first obstacle is that few disinfection technology companies offer products to address the three critical categories of contamination: air, surfaces and shared devices. This means even those employers and building management companies with the vision to address multiple categories of contamination are left to cobble together disparate solutions from different vendors whose products offered varying and often questionable degrees of effectiveness.

The second obstacle is that without a Building Automation System option, which most mechanical disinfection devices lack, there is no way to centrally monitor, maintain and improve these systems. “Automated disinfection equipment combined with a building command center and the right sensors will provide a truly intelligent and proactive approach to the health and safety of occupants,” states Henderson.

With BARDS, AUVS’ has combined its UV-C disinfection products with multiple building automation interfaces to allow for Building Automation Readiness out of the box. This provides integrated air, shared-device and surface disinfection that can be centrally monitored, maintained and improved through any Building Automation System, according to Henderson. The system is designed to benefit large employers, with specific applications in Healthcare, Education, Food Processing, Hospitality, Grow Houses, Manufacturing Plants and Warehouse Distribution Facilities.

Integrating with Any Building Automation System

Building Automation Systems integrate HVAC, lighting, security, fire, internet, and similar systems to provide central monitoring, manage operations and improve maintenance. By integrating open BAS communications capabilities into its products, AUVS has allowed central control to be, for the first time, extended to enterprise-wide disinfection.

Now, with BARDS, users can:

  • Communicate with any building automation system through Wi-Fi, 1-to-12v or ethernet
  • Determine Status, ensuring all systems are running, and initiating maintenance, if needed
  • Locate Mobile system components
  • Identify system failures and inefficiencies
  • Achieve significant cost-savings by ensuring proactive and preventative system maintenance
  • Collect data on hours of use, uptime and other metrics to help adjust each facility’s solutions
  • Provide peace of mind to stakeholders including managers, employers, employees and parents