The BACnet interface module IO 420 turns GEZE system components into a perfect network centre
GEZE products turn buildings into 'Smart Buildings'. They can be integrated into higher-level building management systems to automate a wide range of building functions. The new interface module IO 420 from GEZE allows GEZE door, window and safety technology to be integrated into building automation systems and thus in the system world of intelligent building networking.
In addition to ease-of-use and increased security, improved energy efficiency is a key advantage of automated building functions. They play a crucial role in the evaluation of a building's environmental performance for building certification. The interface module IO 420 also optimises Facility Management efficiency, reduces operating costs, increases flexibility, and with it the planning security of building management systems.
With IO 420, GEZE products can successfully be integrated quickly and securely in automation solutions based on the BACnet international communication standard. The intelligent module enables central visualisation and control of all automatic door systems via one building management system. For example, the operating mode of automatic doors can be displayed and controlled remotely. In the case of alarm, counteractive measures can be put into place immediately. Emergency exit protection (RWS), such as e.g. the GEZE TZ 320 door control unit, can be released: in an emergency, the electric lock and the swing door drive can be controlled automatically and open the door. Maloperation, unauthorised access, and the abuse or manipulation of emergency exit system-secured doors are displayed immediately. Likewise, the operating modes of self-locking panic locks can be invoked and activated. Fire protection doors held open electronically for barrier-free use with hold-open systems can be closed from a central location.
In combination with a smoke and heat extraction system (RWA) connected to a staircase control unit such as the GEZE THZ, many ventilation scenarios are possible. Windows can be controlled independently of environmental conditions such as the temperature, rain/wind or ambient air quality, the time of day or the presence of people. Rooms can be automatically cooled overnight via parameters defined via the building management system.
Future market for metal processors
Installation engineers working with automatic doors, hold-open systems, emergency exit protection systems or RWA, e.g. metal engineering,constructors and the electrical trade will find a workable and flexible solution in interface module IO 420. It extends the palette of options and opens up very important market potential.
Operate buildings more safely and efficiently
Building operators and Facility Management will improve the efficiency of their work with IO 420. Monitoring the operating mode of doors, emergency exit protections and windows connected to RWA systems as well as remotely setting the mode of operation depending on the situation optimises the energy balance sheet and increases security. If the components are not in the required mode, counteractive measures can be implemented immediately via a corresponding control.
More flexible building planning and more efficient operation
The interface module IO 420 gives manufacturers of building management systems and system integrators the opportunity to extend their offer with GEZE products. These products can be flexibly adapted to the building management system, enabling various GEZE system components to be visualised, monitored and controlled.