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An Easy Platform: From Device to Box to Cloud to Phone

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Open, Secure & Scalable: How Commander Works


Devices carry data. When you connect the Commander BX appliance to a network of devices, it begins automatically normalizing and aggregating that data. That data is then sent to the cloud where it can be easily viewed on any device, including your smartphone. You can track it, trend it, and trigger actions with it. It’s that simple.



IoT works best when it's open, allowing for all systems and devices to communicate. This is why Commander is built as an open platform, allowing ultimate customization through our simple API.


Commander uses leading IT protocols, encrypted communication, white listing and the secure OS Snappy Ubuntu to ensure that your IoT communication is closed to threats and your systems operate safely.


Whether you're monitoring a single key asset or aggregating the energy usage across an entire portfolio of buildings, Commander makes it easy to add and scale to meet your needs.

Dell / Intel Collaboration

KMC’s Collaboration with Dell and Intel

We've worked closely with Dell and Intel to produce an IoT solution, KMC Commander, that is as versatile as the companies that will use it.

Connect Anything: What Commander Works With

Commander is an integrated hardware and software system that automates the task of point discovery, data collection and cloud connection. Working with a number of leading device and sensor protocols like IP, Wi-Fi, 3G/4G cellular, RS-485 and more, you can cover nearly any use case. Commander is the most open and scalable solution available.


See and track real-time metering on energy usage to better understand consumption patterns of electricity, gas, and water use.

Battery Backup

Monitor and report on battery backup units. You can also setup alarms to notify you when a system is down or not charging properly.

Pressure / Volume

See real time pressure or volume status on an asset or material good to help ensure efficiency and optimal operation.


View and trend the settings or status of a particular piece of equipment, whether a sump pump, refrigerator unit or lighting panel.

Tank Levels

Pull data on tank levels and get notifications when they reach a certain point. You can also set a vendor up for notifications to fill or empty.

Building Automation

Watch and control building automation and control systems, from HVAC and lighting to security and access.

NEW PARIS, Indiana - March 25, 2016 - KMC Controls, a leader in building automation systems, today announced that it will be participating in the 2016 Intel Solution Summit from March 29th through April 1st in Orlando, Florida.
The Intel® Solutions Summit is Intel's largest channel event of the year, exclusively reserved for Intel® Technology Provider Platinum partners. This prestigious event is a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights into upcoming products and technologies, market trends and business opportunities.

KMC has partnered with Dell and Intel to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) solution for building automation called KMC Commander. KMC launched the  platform at the AHR Expo in January 2016. The team will be exhibiting the platform at ISS.

KMC's IoT offering forms an end-to-end solution, from sensors and controllers (edge devices) to cloud-based remote management applications. Remote visualization and control are enabled via a cloud-hosted, mobile application based architecture with secure data access.
Parties interested in speaking with the development team may contact KMC at
About KMC Controls
Founded in 1969, KMC Controls is an American manufacturer of open, secure, and scalable building automation solutions. From secure hardware devices to smart and connected software, KMC delivers embedded intelligence and optimized control.
KMC is committed to providing industry-leading Internet of Things-enabled automation solutions with leading tech suppliers to increase comfort, convenience and help reduce energy usage.
KMC Controls®: Building Genius™ from the edge to the cloud. []

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Trusted by Many: Who's Using Commander

  • John Hancock Tower, Chicago, IL

    Known as one of the most iconic buildings in the world, the John Hancock Tower has been an excellent example of KMC Commander’s flexibility. The building has over 700 tenants, and up until recently, no means of accurately monitoring nor trending real-time energy usage. Since installing KMC Commander, they’ve been able to do both of these things, as well as more efficiently monitor and perform maintenance on systems. They’ve also begun taking advantage of and developing on the open API to customize KMC Commander for other uses. KMC Commander and the John Hancock tower were recently featured in an article by Forbes.

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  • The Beauregard, Washington, D.C.

    Nested in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., The Beauregard is the epitome of modern architecture, yet complementary to the nearby historic district. This 49,000 sq. ft. complex hosts 43 condominium apartments. KMC Commander was installed to help the facility managers better monitor alarm status on their sump pump systems, track discharged air temperatures, and trend the efficiency of heat pumps. The Beauregard is utilizing the customization of Commander by establishing email notifications on alarms and temp status with a tiered approach. For example, when an alarm is first triggered, 2 team members are automatically emailed. If it continues for a set period of time, 4 additional members are emailed. They are also creating custom graphics in the Commander software to tailor and develop the system to their exact needs. These customizations are accessible across a number of applications, and these systems are only the beginning.

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  • First Baptist Church, Elkhart, IN

    Being primarily a house of worship, the energy usage at First Baptist Church in Elkhart fluctuates greatly throughout the week. These variances in usage require a smart building automation system to help manage comfortability, track occupancy, and optimize usage. KMC Commander was installed to add to the functionality of the existing building automation system to tie in additional systems like lighting and irrigation. This aggregation of data across several disparate systems now allows the leadership to ensure their stewarding funds as efficiently as possible and while maintaining a comfortable environment throughout the jumps in activity.

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Get Started Today: How to Buy Commander

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KMC Commander is available through the purchase of base packages, which include the basics you need to get started. You may then purchase additional licensing and accesories as needed for each project. While the wireless models come with additional antennas and accessories, all base packages include:

  1. KMC Commander BX (with desired connectivity)
  2. 100 CAP Annual Licensing for 1 Year
  3. 5 GB of Cloud Storage for 1 Year
  4. A DIN-rail Mounting Adapter


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