Building Management System (BMS)

Building Management System (BMS)

Nowadays it is hard to imagine a modern building functioning without an effective and reliable management system that is capable to ensure safety and comfort for people living or working in the building, as well as an efficient and reliable maintenance and optimization of resources used. 

BMS: Building Management System ensures increased safety, improved comfort and efficient resource consumption. 

Centralization of control and building utilities management can be arranged in different ways depending on the quantity of equipment and its functional use.

Home Automation

BMS should be differentiated into:

- Home Automation: systems for cottages, country houses and individual apartments,

- Building Automation: systems for commercial real estate.

Building Management System usually has a three level circuit:

1. Upper level  (Management Level). Dispatching and administration as well as work with databases and statistical functions. At this level cooperation between personnel (operators, dispatchers etc) and system is performed, which is implemented by means of computer devices and SCADA-systems. 

2. Middle level (Automation Level). Automated management of functional processes. Basic components of this level are: main controllers, signal input-output units, and various switching equipment.

3. Low level (Field Level). Level of terminals with input/output functions. This level includes sensors, actuating mechanisms, cabling between devices and low-middle levels.

Building Management System includes subsystems for managing its various components, including: 

- system for commercial accounting of heat consumption
- automatic equipment of Central Heat Supply Station, boiler systems and heating systems
- cooling stations and refrigeration supply systems
- water supply and plumbing system
- lightning, electric power supply and uninterrupted power supply system
- smoke removal, firefighting, etc; 

And more:

- fire alarm system, fire and other emergency warning systems
- security-burglar signaling system
- access monitoring and control system
- closed-circuit, terrestrial and satellite television
- Structured cable system (SCS)
- telephone and long-distance communication
- automated parking
- other low current systems.