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Integrating Fire Systems with Other Building Automation and Controls Systems

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Author(s)

Steven T. Bushby

Abstract

There are many economic and operational reasons to integrate fire systems with other building automation systems. Integration of this kind 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 systems with other building automation systems.Even with communication standards there are other design issues that need to be addressed in order to assure the integrity of fire systems when they are integrated with other building systems. Best design practices, testing procedures and building codes need to be modernized to accommodate integrated building systems.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 15th Joint Meeting of the UJNR Panel on Fire Research and Safety
Volume
2
Conference Dates
March 1-7, 2000
Conference Title
UJNR Panel on Fire Research and Safety

Keywords

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

Citation

Bushby, S. (2000), Integrating Fire Systems with Other Building Automation and Controls Systems, Proceedings of the 15th Joint Meeting of the UJNR Panel on Fire Research and Safety, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860810 (Accessed June 16, 2024)

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Created March 1, 2000, Updated February 19, 2017