Governments around the world are under pressure to attain a high level of efficiency from resources they consume. Governments are, therefore, implementing regulations intended to minimize the waste of energy. At the same time, some governments are providing financial incentives for the installation of building automation systems.
As Building Automation Systems (BAS) become more high-tech, their manufacturers run into problems because of high installation costs and a lack of skilled labor to install the systems. This has led to slower growth than might have been possible if these problems didn’t exist.
The attractiveness of Building Automation Systems is related to the efficiency and high level of convenience provided to users. According to a report by Technavio:
“Implementation of the IoT in building automation and control systems reduces energy consumption and raises operational efficiency, enabling end-users to monitor multiple building systems through a central hub. This trend is expected to boost the market growth for the building automation and control systems globally through 2019.”
This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 9%.
The Security Component of Building Automation Systems
Building automation systems will require high levels of security and access control, especially in the automation of large commercial buildings around the world. Currently, North America is leading in building automation system installations. Again, the most attractive reasons for the adoption is that control systems reduce energy consumption while raising operational efficiency.
The following video is a discussion of “Safety First: Combining Building Security and Building Automation.”