Intelligent Building Response Real-Time Building Systems Data for Improved Safety and Performance of Building Emergency Response
William D. Davis
Today s modern commercial building has multiple control systems programmed to run different building systems. Network communications carry commands from controllers to actuators and switches, and a myriad of sensors feed data back to controllers. Yet, most of this information stays in the building even while it might tell those outside the building where a fire is, where smoke is, where occupants are, which devices are operating, which lights are on, or which doors are open. NIST is working on spearheading the standards development needed to make it possible to move this information out of the building into the hands of first responders, so they can know what is happening inside the building even before they arrive on scene.
Homeland Defense Journal
BACnet, building, building automation, emergency response, first reponder, information, public safety