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Most buildings contain disparate, proprietary control systems. According to the network installer an Intelligent Building facilitates the convergence of systems to collect multiple streams of valid data, whilst streamlining business processes, more operationally efficient.
Paul Goodbrand, Director of Intelligent Buildings, Boston Networks says: “Almost every building has an existing communications infrastructure, many of which are currently underutilised. Boston Networks work with clients every day to enhance their existing infrastructures and deliver Intelligent Building solutions, to fully harness multiple technologies. System interoperability lies at the heart of an Intelligent Building and the IP network, or fourth utility, is the pillar of any Intelligent Building infrastructure. Essentially, the IP network delivers the mechanism to control, manage and maintain multiple systems centrally, thus accelerating the opportunities for information sharing.
“Our solutions ultimately deliver a more effective, efficient, safer and Intelligent Building for its occupants. Additionally, at the point of construction, our Intelligent Building solutions add tangible value for our construction partners also. With the efficient and early adoption of IP technologies our recent projects have effectively reduced the supply chain, waste and energy consumption during the construction phase and contributed positively to the buildings BREAM rating.”
Boston Networks says that its Intelligent Buildings portfolio covers the IT and Facilities Management systems within a building including:
• Access Control
• Asset Tracking
• Automated Number Plate Recognition
• Cabling Services
• Fire Systems
• Intruder Alarm
• Network Video Surveillance
• Perimeter Detection
• Physical Security Information Management
• Remote Network Monitoring
• Wireless LAN.