Automation in residential and business buildings, as well as in hotels, hospitals, shopping malls, museums, etc. developed out of the efforts to save energy. (About 45% of total energy produced is spent in buildings). Till today, the list of reasons for installing automation in buildings has grown significantly longer:
- Energy saving
- Reduction of usage and maintenance costs
- Increased living and work comfort
- Increased employee productivity in business buildings
- Quick and simple spatial reconstruction, etc.
Let several examples testify to the advantages of automated buildings over classical ones:
- The heating turns off automatically when windows are opened.
- If the quantity of light entering through the windows increases, the artificial lightning in the building will automatically reduce or turn off.
- Windows receiving sunlight are automatically protected by blinds or awning, thus reducing the inflow of heat and decreasing the demand for air-conditioning.
- The night heating programme is defined separately from the daylight one, so the temperature is reduced in rooms not used during the night.
- The movement sensor alerts the computer that a room is empty; after a while the computer will turn off the lights and turn down the heating.
- The status of the building can be checked or changed remotely, using web or WAP interfaces. Some devices in the building can be turned on or off by sending an SMS or an e-mail, etc.
One or more networked process computers control vital functions in an automated building, with supervision and control done from the Building Control Centre. Various functions are brought together to form subsystems:
- Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning
- Lighting and blinds control
- Intrusion detection
- Fire safety
- Video surveillance
- Time attendance and access control
- Guard control and visitor management
- Multimedia devices and household appliances
Along with large automation systems for multi-floored residential and business buildings, there is also a range of smaller systems adjusted to the requirements of family-houses and flats.
INTIS’s solutions in the field of building automation are based on the BASYS system. Its central element is the Building Control Centre, designed around the INTIS SCADA package BASYS View.
For particular subsystems we offer turnkey solutions, which include designing, equipment delivery, software development, installation, testing and commissioning. Solutions are based on a range of our products for building automation:
BASYS Time – Card-based time and attendance monitoring system. It can be configured for a number of companies, sectors, departments or groups, all using the same terminals. Web user interface, simple integration into higher-level systems.
BASYS Access – ID card-based access control system for protected areas. Access can be allowed autonomously, or upon the operator’s approval. All events are stored in the database.
BASYS Guard – System for monitoring the rounds made by the security, fire service and maintenance personnel. It is delivered as a practical kit for easy installation, or by components.
BASYS Visitor – System for tracking visits and visitors, issuing passes with dynamic programmable routes. The reports are sorted by companies, sectors and departments. Supports creation of visitors’ photo database.
Along with our own products, we programme, deliver and install quality access control equipment of renowned manufacturers.