Managing multi-family dwellings, office complexes and other commercial facilities can require a large work force to maintain and monitor properties. Having the ability to remotely release a door to a metering room for utility personnel or view a basement storage area via a video feed can save hours of labor by eliminating the need for on-site personnel to conduct everyday business.
Additionally, monitoring and recording of water usage, electric power and other energy sources can assist in qualifying for various "green" tax credits. Monitoring can also identify water leaks early which can save thousands of dollars in utility bills and associated damage.
Control and monitoring of a facility can provide instant updates on the status of the building and alert owners to alarms or other critical events that could lead to lost revenue.