Integrated building management system (BMS) is a master control system that networks all of the mechanical, electrical, IT, and security systems of a facility, unifying them into a single system so they can share information and work together seamlessly. It is software based System which integrate all the system at one platform. Once the BMS software integrates all the building operation systems, it leverages the information from the various components to make sure all the systems function at peak efficiency. For example, occupancy sensors register when people leave one sector of your facility
All of the systems can be controlled through a single interface that can be accessed onsite through a touchscreen workstation or remotely over the Internet using a laptop, smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device. Web-based building management solutions utilize a graphical interface that provides real-time information and allows users to instantly adjust any system in the building as needed. An integrated building management system can be implemented in virtually any building, regardless of size or age. Even older buildings with legacy components and proprietary systems that don’t communicate with each other can be updated with an integrated building management system. The most sophisticated building automation system software is backwardly compatible, using third-party communication drivers to communicate with the legacy systems and integrate them into a unified system. Today’s BMS systems encompass all the major communication, desktop IT, and building automation standards, including email, SNMP, HTML, Active-X and XML through TCP/IP, OPC, Lon Works, BAC net, Modbus and Ethernet.