New publication: Automation System Products and Research
Automation systems are used in most buildings nowadays. In the past they were mainly used in industry to control and monitor critical systems.
Mikko Rintala, Jussi Sormunen, Petri Kuisma & Matti Rahkala:
Automation System Products and Research (pdf)
the past few decades the automation systems have become more common and
are used today from big industrial solutions to homes of private
customers. With the growing need for ecologic and cost-efficient
management systems, home and building automation systems are becoming a
standard way of controlling lighting, ventilation, heating etc.
of houses and other buildings vary between countries even though some
products are more widely used. There is a need to map the
state-of-the-art of those available in the market, and to explore what
type of research results has been published in the recent years to get
an implication what type of products will be coming into the market in
Other automation sectors – especially the industry
automation – is highly developed. Thus benchmarking between building and
industrial automation is needed regarding both the existing systems and
standardization even though there are specialized buses for building
There is also a need to explore current state of building
technology. Are there possibilities to develop cooperation between
automation providers and building technology manufacturers. Is building
technology progress for single family houses on the same level than
automation system progress.