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Smart Talking BuildingsReal-Time Building Systems Data for Improved Fire Response

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Author(s)

David G. Holmberg

Abstract

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 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.
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Smart Talking BuildingsReal-Time Building Systems Data for Improved Fire Response

Keywords

BACnet, building, building automation, emergency response, first responder, information, public safety

Citation

Holmberg, D. (2006), Smart Talking BuildingsReal-Time Building Systems Data for Improved Fire Response, Smart Talking BuildingsReal-Time Building Systems Data for Improved Fire Response, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860992 (Accessed March 4, 2024)
Created August 1, 2006, Updated February 19, 2017