A well-known exhibition hall located in southern Taiwan and covering tens of hectares in area wanted to implement a smart building management system that would improve operational management and facilitate the establishment of a comfortable public environment, disaster safety/prevention mechanisms, and convenient services, while also satisfying all eight criteria of Taiwan’s Intelligent Building Label to obtain the highest rating. Accordingly, Leegood Automation System Corporation, which specializes in smart building automation system implementation and has helped many enterprises achieve the Intelligent Building Label, was commissioned to carry out the smart engineering project for the exhibition hall.
The smart building management system was required to integrate the exhibition hall’s numerous subsystems, including the fire protection, lighting, air conditioning, smoke detection, access control, security, emergency assistance, energy management, elevator control, and communication systems. These subsystems must be capable of connecting and communicating with each other to assist staff in assessing field conditions and taking appropriate actions. For example, if a restroom emergency button is pressed, the system must be capable of rotating a CCTV camera to the specific area, collecting surveillance video, and displaying collected video on a computer in the control center. As another example, in the event of a fire, the system must be able to automatically activate emergency lighting, turn off the air conditioning system, retrieve on-site image files, release access control, and unlock doors.
Accordingly, Leegood required an upper-layer management platform that offered easy integration and support for ModBus, OPC, and BACnet protocols in order to consolidate all the subsystems into a single operating interface. Leegood then needed to establish a centralized control management platform that would enable staff to take appropriate actions according to changes in the subsystems. Additionally, because the exhibition hall highly values the preservation of historical records, the management platform also needed a backup and recovery function to ensure reliable operation.
The management platform was also required to feature browser-based graphics control software, support real-time information displays, alarm configuration, historical data analysis, and automatically generate a variety of reports based on data collected from the subsystems to facilitate remote monitoring and management.