All modern buildings and campuses incorporate some type of building management system (BMS) solution that controls or monitors the mechanical, electrical, and IT systems throughout the building. These could include things like ventilation and light, power, fire suppression systems, CCTV, and elevators.
Today BMS solutions have become software based, running on hardware that is designed and built with varying degrees of autonomy and intelligence. These solutions can either be hosted on site, or they could be hosted offsite at a geographically distant control center.
Ensuring the high availability of these systems is essential as it has a direct impact on the people living and working in the buildings. Loss of control of the systems could lead to dangerous situations and potential loss of life.