An Integrated Building Management System (IBMS) is a master control system that controls all of a facility’s mechanical, electrical, information technology, and security systems, unifying them into a single system so they can share information and work together seamlessly. All of the components are integrated into a single cohesive unit in which various systems communicate with one another to share information and work effectively.
It is a system of systems that enables the optimization and integration of building solutions and utilities. IBMS lowers operational inefficiencies and labour costs. It also lowers operational costs by reducing energy consumption. It boosts productivity by giving facility managers smart tools. By analysing historical data and providing intelligent real-time data, it improves smart decision making. This intelligent system detects faults early and reduces equipment damage, extending the life of costly assets such as diesel generators (DG) and water pumps.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken over the world. Smart sensors are used to power these IoT-based devices. These sensors collect data and allow IoT enabled platforms to make more informed decisions. The sensors collect and transmit real-time data that can be saved and retrieved at any time, and which can be used for efficient management of resources that are being monitored.
By controlling the street lights, IBMS saves energy. Light Adjustment Level (LUX) sensors are installed in street lights, which automatically detect a lack of light in the evening and turn on the street lights, and similarly turn them off in the morning when natural light is sufficient.
IBMS also controls and manages diesel generators (DG), monitoring the fuel level and sending an SMS alert when it is low. It also monitors the total power generated by a DG. The builder can also keep track of when the DG was operational and when it was not. A single control room can control and monitor all of the systems.
Smart sensors collect data from physical environments and convert them into calculable electrical signals, such as speed, temperature, pressure, mass, or human presence. These sensors contain a Digital Motion Processor. A sensor is required to collect these data because it is impossible to collect each data correctly manually.
The IBMS’s primary goal is to ensure the safety of facility operation while also monitoring and optimising the use and efficiency of its supervised subsystems to allow for more efficient operation. Sensors are the primary tool that allows the IBMS to function properly by transmitting real-time data from all departments which are under observation.