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Fire Alarm Systems With Building Automation and Control Systems

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Author(s)

Steven T. Bushby

Abstract

Integrating fire alarm systems with building automation systems can result in many economic and operational benefits. Such integration requires communication standards and careful design practices. BACnet is an internationally recognized communication protocol standard specifically designed for integrating building automation and control systems. Thousands of BACnet systems can be found around the world, and its popularity is growing. Newly proposed additions to BACnet make it very well suited for integrating fire alarm systems with building automation systems.Maintaining the integrity of fire alarm systems when they are integrated with other building systems requires more than just communication standards. Best design practices, appropriate testing procedures and modernized building are also needed.
Citation
Fire Alarm Systems With Building Automation and Control Systems
Volume
2001
Issue
No. 11

Keywords

BACbet, building automation, building control systems, communication protocols, cybernetic buildings, fire detection systems, intelligent buildings

Citation

Bushby, S. (2001), Fire Alarm Systems With Building Automation and Control Systems, Fire Alarm Systems With Building Automation and Control Systems, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860850 (Accessed May 23, 2024)

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Created August 1, 2001, Updated February 19, 2017