Upgrading a Honeywell Building Automation System

Honeywell LogoUpgrading your legacy Honeywell building automation system (BAS) to an open system from Conexus provides you with a wealth of features, benefits, and tools that will allow you to optimize your building and improve the comfort levels of the occupants.

Older Honeywell BAS systems cannot keep up with the requirements of a modern-day building. These antiquated systems lack the technology to manage internal systems efficiently—and cost-effectively.

An upgrade offers an open platform that enables you to take granular control over your independent building systems and equipment. That translates into a greener building solution that will serve the needs of you and your occupants for many decades to come.

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Benefits of a Honeywell BAS Upgrade

More than 10 million buildings worldwide use Honeywell BAS systems to create more sustainable, safer, and efficient living and working environments. Upgrading your legacy system will allow you to create a versatile and greener building solution that offers a wide range of benefits, such as:

  • Open platform design allows for centralized control over independent building systems
  • Real-time data and performance reporting
  • Suite of analytic tools that enable you to uncover hidden insights
  • Highly versatile and future-proof platform
  • More comfortable indoor environment for building occupants

Options and Integrations

Honeywell offers many different options and integrations so you can fine-tune the performance of your building. 

Native BACnet-Compliant Building Management

Improve the comfort and safety of your occupants with Honeywell Niagara Solution. It integrates with open native BACnet®, which lets you manage your building more efficiently. The system is supported by Modbus™, OPC®, LonWorks®, and Niagara™.

  • Take advantage of real-time data and reporting
  • Improve energy efficiency throughout your building
  • Fine-tune multiple quality-of-life components for your occupants

WEBs-N4 and WEBs-AX Niagara Framework-Based Building Management Solution (BMS)

Honeywell BAS systems include WEBs-AX and WEBs-N4. This enables you to manage the lighting, HVAC, and security needs more efficiently.

WEBs-AX and WEBs-N4 solutions include:

  • Stryker Controller
  • Connected Software Solutions
  • Spyder Controller
  • WEBs-N4 Software Platform
  • WEB-8000 Controller
  • WEBs-AX Automation Controllers
  • WebVision Building Manager
  • WebStat Controller
  • Advanced RTU Retrofit Solution
  • CIPer™ Controllers
  • LCBS Connect™

How to Know When It’s Time to Upgrade

There are several key signs that indicate it’s now time to upgrade your aging Honeywell BAS system:

Obsolete programming language

Legacy Honeywell systems run on a deprecated programming language. This means that it can only communicate with Honeywell brand equipment that Honeywell contractors service. Because of the closed system, you’re essentially locked into a single service provider and equipment.

Upgrading your Honeywell system means that you can choose from a wide range of service providers, equipment, and options. This gives you the freedom to intelligently pick and choose a customized solution that offers the greatest value to your building.

Current BAS cannot meet your needs

Buildings often undergo upgrades and improvements—a legacy Honeywell system could struggle to keep up with your current performance requirements. Switching over to a newer BAS system will allow you to fine-tune performance and reach your goals.

Lack of options

Your legacy Honeywell system provides very little in terms of available upgrades, equipment, or options. At Conexus, we’re an independent contractor who will work closely with you to find the best solution—regardless of brand. We’ll present you with a cost-effective solution so your new BAS system meets or exceeds your expectations.

Security threats

Older BAS systems don’t offer much security protection—hackers and cybercriminals specifically target buildings whose BAS systems are much easier to break into. Upgrading to a modern system provides your building and occupants with the latest security measures and updates—and more importantly—peace of mind.

Lack of system memory  

System memory ties directly into building performance. Older Honeywell BAS systems often have a lack of memory required for the equipment of today’s modern building. If you’re noticing errors, slow system performance, or cannot install add-ons, it’s time for an upgrade.

Slow or poor performance

Energy inefficient buildings result in part from poorly-performing BAS systems. Lack of analytics, inability to fine-tune energy usage, and no automation can severely hamper the performance of your building.

Let Conexus Help with Your Honeywell BAS Upgrade

With decades of experience and countless BAS upgrades under our belt, Conexus will work closely with you to find the right solutions that achieve your goals. Upgrading your legacy Honeywell system will help increase energy efficiency, improve occupant comfort, and create a smarter building that performs optimally now, and well into the future.

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