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Connecting Buildings to Public Safety Networks (conference paper)



Alan B. Vinh, David G. Holmberg


The operation of modern commercial buildings uses digital control systems which monitor a vast amount of sensors. These sensors in turn produce data that is available for building control but also can be mission-critical for effective emergency response. First responders can be notified of designated building alerts in real-time so that actions can be performed promptly. The capability to monitor building devices and to keep the first responder community updated with the latest building information during emergency situations, as well as the ability to remotely control certain building devices and processes, can be realized. This paper presents a framework for standards-based communication of real-time building alerts, via public safety networks, to 9-1-1 dispatch and into the hands of emergency responders. This research will assist in the development and deployment of commercial products that will help to save lives and properties in emergency situations.
Conference Dates
July 10-13, 2009
Conference Location
Orlando, FL
Conference Title
The 7th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies: CCCT 2009


alarm, alert, authentication, authorization, building information systems, emergency preparedness, emergency response, public safety networks, secure data exchange


Vinh, A. and Holmberg, D. (2009), Connecting Buildings to Public Safety Networks (conference paper), The 7th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies: CCCT 2009, Orlando, FL, [online], (Accessed June 17, 2024)


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Created July 10, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017