A Building Management System (BMS) is a computer-based control system installed in buildings that controls and monitors the building’s mechanical and electrical equipment such as ventilation, lighting, power systems, fire systems, and security systems, so that they operate as one complete integrated system.
A BMS consists of software and hardware; the software program, usually configured in a hierarchical manner, can be proprietary, using such protocols as C-bus, Profibus, and so on, recently, however, new vendors are producing BMSs that integrate using Internet protocols and open standards such as Device Net, SOAP, XML, BACnet, Lon Works and Modbus and are WEB enabled allowing integration of systems from multiple system vendors and access from anywhere in the world.
Scalable from just one device to thousands of devices.
Provide the building owners and operators with the tools to manage the performance and energy efficiency of their buildings. Can be integrated into all other building services such as security, access control, CCTV, fire, Lifts and other life and safety systems.
Building control applications include for following: