Modern commercial buildings use integrated processes designed to manage and self-regulate the building’s environment and operations for the convenience of occupants and for the lowest cost and environmental impact. Smart building systems help businesses achieve these goals.
Modern offices and operational buildings (manufacturing etc.) are becoming increasingly data driven and typically have the following Smart building technology systems in place:
These systems may be controlled and monitored onsite, remotely and sometimes by 3rd party organisations. While improvements in functionality, energy cost savings and ease of use have been driving developments in these systems, security has not commonly been a primary concern.
Furthermore, how these systems are operated and accessed, and by whom, may be below the radar of internal IT and security teams, as in many cases the procurement and management of these systems falls outside of their remit.