Building Automation Systems (BAS) are centralized, interlinked, networks of hardware and software which monitor and control the environment in commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. While managing various building systems, the automation system ensures the operational performance of the facility as well as the comfort and safety of building occupants.
Room automation is a subset of building automation with a similar purpose; it is the consolidation of one or more systems under centralized control, though in this case in one room.
The most common example of room automation is corporate boardroom, presentation suites, and lecture halls, where the operation of the large number of devices that define the room function (such as videoconferencing equipment, video projectors, lighting control systems, public address systems etc.) would make manual operation of the room very complex. It is common for room automation systems to employ a touchscreen as the primary way of controlling each operation.
Lighting can be turned on, off, or dimmed with a building automation or lighting control system based on time of day, or on occupancy sensor, photo sensors and timers. One typical example is to turn off the lights in a space on for a half hour since the last motion was sensed. A photocell placed outside a building can sense time of day and darkness, and modulate lights in outer offices and the parking lot.
Many building automation systems have alarm capabilities. If an alarm is detected it can be programmed to notify someone. Notification can be through a computer, pager, cellular phone, or audible alarm.
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The Crestron Fusion enterprise management platform enables organizations to monitor and manage AV equipment, BMS, room scheduling, lighting, shades, climate, and energy consumption from a single platform. You can deploy Fusion RV™ (RoomView), Fusion EM™ (Energy Management) or both, based on organizational needs.