• on Education & Information
  • Published in issue 2/2001 on page 0
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Home Bus Systems

The future of automatic control of home and office environments is with Building Management Systems. The dream is of greater comfort, functionality and security with more efficient use of energy and optimised building running costs. These systems however have found a slow uptake and difficult Marketing.The idea of intelligent buildings conveys images of some future utopian dream where the environment inside the home is controlled for maximum comfort and convenience. Cameras outside watch for any unauthorised movements and silently convey your alarm status to some distant security monitor. At the office each area senses occupancy and reduces the heating and lighting to empty rooms. Altogether the promise is of more comfort, better functionality, flexibility, security and energy saving. This is precisely the aim of current Building Management Systems (BMS).
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