Nowadays the number and complexity of electrical and mechanical systems in buildings increase as technology develops. Therefore, management of these systems gets harder and so the need for central management arises. Building management systems fulfil the need of central management. They can monitor and control many systems such as HVAC, access control, CCTV, security systems and fire alarm systems.
Building management systems can be used in different types of projects such as industrial facilities, hospitals, shopping malls, business centres, airports and residences. Central management of different types of systems reduces the number of employees and operating costs. In fact, building management systems provide many advantages such as energy efficiency, comfort and security.
All of the security systems should be integrated into building management systems so that life and property safety of residents is maintained. We know the importance of integration for a complete security system solution and so we developed Maxlogic Modbus modules for fire alarm system integration with building management systems.
With the help of Modbus module, events in fire alarm systems such as fire alarm, fault alarm etc. can be sent to the building management system via the Modbus protocol. Then building management system can then control other systems in the building according to the information taken from fire alarm system. For example, the building management system can trigger the emergency announcement system for evacuation when a signal is sent from fire alarm system. Also, the building management system can send commands to fire alarm system to reset, silence alarm and silence buzzer.
When there is only one fire alarm control panel, a Modbus card can be used instead of Modbus Module. This application provides more economical and efficient solution for the system.
Fire alarm systems may include multiple control panels as well – especially in projects that include several buildings. Maxlogic Modbus modules can provide integration of network system with a maximum 63 control panels. Therefore, Maxlogic addressable fire alarm systems installed in projects that consist of many buildings like universities and residences can be integrated to building management systems.
As a result, integration of fire alarm systems with building management systems is crucial for life and property safety of residents. Maxlogic Modbus module, which is developed by our 35 years of experience and know-how, provides communication between fire alarm and building management system, and provides safety in case of fire.
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