Why Electrical Automation is Important in Medicine
If you’re using more power than you need to in your medical centre or clinic, it might be time to think about electrical automation systems, particularly lighting systems. In the workplace, an automation system allows appliances and equipment to be controlled automatically as well as remotely, including turning lights and equipment on and off, adjusting the operating settings at particular times of the day, opening and closing blinds, accessing security cameras and much more.
Electrical automation systems are often integrated with third party software and applications, which allow your team to control electrical appliances through voice recognition or the push of a button.
But how can these systems help in a medical centre or clinic?
Electrical automation systems can be customised to your needs. These systems can be centralised and programmable or they can be decentralised and work of a series of motion sensors. They can be advanced systems that control all electronic appliances in your clinic, or you can simply install motion sensors that control the lighting to certain areas of your centre.
Let’s look at some example of how electrical and commercial lighting automation can be utilised in your Sydney medical facility.
- The first person in the clinic or centre in the morning can turn on the air conditioner to the entire centre and the lights in just the rooms they need when they first enter. This allows time for the centre to get to a comfortable temperature but saves electricity use in having all the lights turned on.
- Your receptionist can turn off the lights and appliances in a treatment room after it has finished being used for the day, without leaving their desk and interrupting the flow of clients. If one room isn’t available, they can quickly have another room set up with the push of a few buttons.
- In a treatment clinic setting, lights can be set up on motion sensors so that they turn on when you walk through various areas of the clinic. Perfect for quieter days when only small parts of the clinic are being used, or for bathrooms which don’t need to have a light on all day.
How do Electrical Automation Systems Work?
Electrical automation systems in the medical workplace can be as complex or as easy as they are required to be. Essentially, they use an electrical signal to switch on or off lights, fans, electrical appliances, and open and close blinds. Depending on the item you want to have control over, it may require installing motors, timers, sensors or thermostats, as well as a software application that gives you access to all those items. Most workplaces will then control this software via a computer, tablet or phone application, while some automation systems used specific controllers.
Safe N Sound Electrical are experienced medical electricians in Sydney who can look after electrical automation in your clinic or centre. With experience working within medical centres, including having the right hygiene and safety procedures in place, it’s easy to get your workplace automated and have you saving money on your electricity bill.
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