Building Automation System


  • Introduction

 

Also known as BMS (Building Management Systems), BAS (Building Automation Systems) or FMS (Facility Management Systems), Building Automation systems are the mechanism that automatically controls mechanical devices such as heating boiler, air conditioning plants and cooling groups.

The purpose of BAS is to centralize the monitoring, operating and management processes for the devices in the building. BAS is essential to create a safer and more comfortable environment for the people in the building with less labor and energy.

BAS, which was only installed in big commercial buildings in a period when computers weren’t so common and cheap, has now become a suitable solution and a good investment for buildings of every type and size.

A correctly installed system can pay itself off in an average of 2-3 years thanks to its savings in labor force and energy.

Conveniences provided by Building Automation System

  • Energy management and saving
  • Reliability
  • Lighting control
  • Being able to command all systems from a single point
  • Being able to report alarm and breakdown information
  • Being able to reach all systems over the internet from anywhere on the world
  • The comfort and safety it provides

Building automation systems reduces energy expenditures with a more precise and on-time control. The needs of the people located inside the building are met in the fastest and most appropriate way possible. Being immediately notified about warnings and breakdowns makes maintenance and repairs faster. Integration with other systems such as fire detection and lighting control creates a safer and comfortable environment for the people in the building.

In addition to saving in buildings, automation system provides a comfort and ease of use for buildings and thus, adds a significant value to the residence.

Unlike classical control systems, BAS is a system that requires different applications according to characteristic and requirements of every project.

Even though the site elements and control devices which are used are the same, the requirement of different applications in every project increases the importance and weight of system software.

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN SMART HOUSES

Fuzzy Logic:

Fuzzy logic allows us to define intermediate values in control devices and make decisions which are closer to environmental conditions. For example, the room temperature under normal conditions may feel like cold or hot to you. Fuzzy logic adjusts the temperature according to values that you appointed to it and provides you with the comfort you require.

Artificial Intelligence:

This is software that is expected to demonstrate human-like behaviors. The program can create teaching on its own. For example, the menu that you use most frequently appears as default menu, the time you get up during the week is considered as your wake-up time and after required adjustments, it can wake you up at this time.

Sensors:

These are devices that turns the physical values in the real world (for example, light, moisture, vs..) to electrical signals that can be understood by the controller. For example, by using a rain sensor, it is possible to have windows shut down when there is rain.

Control Units:

Sensors are the system that process the information obtained from control panel and controller and send it to application unit. The brightness information obtained from light sensor is compared with the light level that you entered. It adjusts the intensity of the light according to the result. It evaluates the information that comes to the system constantly, and creates solutions accordingly.

Application Units:

They make sure that the signals coming from control unit turn into physical motion. They are units such as engines that open and close the curtains, air conditioners, alarms, valves and locking systems.

These systems that we talk about were mostly used in industrial sense before. But with the advancement of technology and the fall in their prices, we started to see these systems also in our homes. Currently, building automation has become an important sector.

Actually, we used the systems which were previously used in smart homes in our homes as well. The refrigerators that indicate the expiration date of the food inside it, smart cookers or air conditioners can be counted as examples. In the end, the function of a smart home is to include all this units into a common system and control it from a single point.

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