INTEGRATED BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (IBMS)
Building management can be an expensive project given the multiple systems that must be maintained throughout the lifespan of the infrastructure. Basic systems such as electricity, door access, water and lights need to be tracked and controlled 24/7 to ensure maximum security and comfort of its occupants.
As the fourth industrial revolution gains momentum in recent years, however, building management systems have similarly evolved. Technology as we know it has transformed traditional systems of building operations and management, allowing users to use technology to empower their operations, consuming data and communicating through interconnected technology.
It is through this evolution that the Integrated Building Management Systems (IBMS) is similarly born. IBMS integrates all BMS sub-systems into a central command or monitoring center comprises of a central server and monitoring stations that connect all building systems. It unifies all building operating systems, extracting information from this sub-system so building data is readily shared and collaborated between different subsystems for building to be more coordinated. For e.g. with IBMS, if there is any security breach detected, the corresponding CCTV system can be activated to such an event) for its users to analyse and take actions where necessary. IBMS thus simplifies the work flow, resulting in a secure and responsive building environment at a fraction of the cost.