Honeywell recently introduced the next generation of Enterprise Building Integration (EBI), Command and Control Suite (CCS), and Digital Video Manager (DVM), a suite of solutions enabled by the Honeywell Forge for Buildings platform, that help drive facility efficiency and oversight, streamline complex functions, and deliver savings across an enterprise. A key component to making this all work is keeping facilities and occupants safe.
Along with EBI, CCS and DVM Honeywell is launching a portfolio of enhanced cybersecurity solutions to help companies protect against the rising risk of unexpected attacks on data, network systems and buildings infrastructure.
“For buildings to be smarter, more efficient and effective, it is imperative to put in place an operating system that enables consistent improvement of resource management,” said George Bou Mitri, vice president and general manager for Honeywell Building Technologies in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. “These systems help keep people safe and secure, enhance the building experience, and protect the data and processes that drive operations, eventually impacting business success. Our building operation teams help customers in the region address building use and critical infrastructure challenges.”
These technologies leverage Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity, interoperable systems, data sharing, and adaptive workflows to help transform inputs and information into actionable outcomes.
EBI600, DVM700 and CCS300 integrate with Honeywell Forge for Buildings, an enhanced category of software developed by Honeywell called Enterprise Performance Management. Honeywell Forge for Buildings is an integrated platform that connects operational data from assets, processes, third-party applications and people with machine learning to help customers improve their building performance and enhance performance and productivity with actionable insights.
“Commercial building and critical infrastructure customers are often driving toward similar facility outcomes: streamlined operations, reduced costs, improved safety and security,” Bou Mitri said. “Efforts to reach these goals are markedly different for a hospital or an airport, for example. Our enhanced integrated platform of offerings enables operations teams to provide tailored services that help meet specific customer needs through easily accessible new multi-windows and interactive options.”
Information Technology (IT) often receives the most attention when it comes to safeguarding the integrity of data and assets. Operational Technology (OT) – systems that monitor, control and protect processes, equipment and operational environments – can be another entry point, and often needs similar or more care in today’s ever-connected technology landscape.
Honeywell is extending its cybersecurity services and products for the buildings OT environment to enable customers to better protect their assets and people. The Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity solutions include:
· Cybersecurity Assessment
· Secure Design and Configuration
· Cybersecurity Appliances and Software
· Cybersecurity Monitoring and Remote Management
· Incident Readiness and Advisory
“Increasing connectivity to OT systems typically enhances security, promoting visibility and allowing previously unidentified security issues to be more efficiently realized. It is a more proactive approach to monitoring and maintaining the systems to be undertaken – the days of leaving OT systems unmanaged, unpatched and unmonitored are over,” said David Trice, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Connected Enterprise, Buildings.