Airports are a big challenge for building management systems. Besides the terminals, also arrival- or departure areas, parking areas, maintenance rooms, hangars and other areas can be lightened, air conditioned or heated. Therefore, an enormous number of KNX data points, BACnet objects, etc. have to be integrated into the building management system.
Often, also a high interoperability between building automation systems of different manufacturers is needed. Especially if there are totally new or newly renovated parts of buildings, the integration of existing systems is of great importance. Because of the enormous requirements towards the building management software, servers with a high number of open, standardized interfaces are needed.
Security is a central topic at airports. Not only meant is the security that is given by integrating access controls and numerous cameras in- and outside, but also the redundancy of the building management system. In this case, the application of a main/backup solution is recommended. By using main/backup systems, level of security and handling of maintenance work is enhanced.
Energy efficiency is a catching phrase in this field of application. Daylight dependent consistent lighting, as well as heating and air conditioning according to necessity helps to keep energy consumption low. The analysis of actual consumption shows potentials of saving.