Honeywell Introduces Suite Of IoT-Based Smart Home Solutions

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Besides providing building management solutions, the company delivers a range of cybersecurity services as well

Honeywell, a global leader in smart building technology and services, has introduced the next generation of Enterprise Building Integration (EBI), Command and Control Suite (CCS), and Digital Video Manager (DVM) solutions.

 

 

These are enabled by the Honeywell Forge for Buildings platform, that help drive facility efficiency and oversight, streamline complex functions and deliver savings. The aim is to keep facilities and occupants safe. Along with the above, Honeywell is also launching a portfolio of enhanced cybersecurity solutions to protect companies against rising cyberattacks on data, network systems and buildings infrastructure.

“For buildings to be smarter, more efficient and effective, an operating system must be in place that works to constantly improve resource management,” said Mark Verheyden, president, Honeywell Building Solutions. “These systems help keep people safe and secure, enhance the building experience, and protect the data and processes that drive operations. The overall health of the building ecosystem can impact business success – just like great talent and experience. Our building operation teams help customers address building use and critical infrastructure challenges.”

Leveraging the power of IoT

These solutions make use of IoT connectivity, interoperable systems and data sharing, and adaptive workflows to help transform inputs and information into actionable outcomes. Key enhancements include:

  • EBI R600 – The Honeywell building management system for connecting, monitoring and managing building functions such as comfort and security, helps reduce upfront capital costs. The open IoT platform integrates with numerous third-party systems and equipment as well as cloud and mobile applications.
  • DVM R700 – It is an enhanced digital surveillance system that provides a detailed view of operations. Improved camera servers enhance views and reduce storage needs and hardware costs.
  • CCS R300 – It is a facility visualisation application with an intuitive interface that monitors performance data of building personnel through enhanced map navigation and editing capabilities.

“Commercial building and critical infrastructure customers are often driving toward similar facility outcomes: streamlined operations, reduced costs, improved safety and security,” Verheyden said. “Efforts to reach these goals are markedly different for a hospital or an airport, for example. Within our enhanced integrated platform of offerings, operations teams can tailor services to help meet specific needs through new multi-windows and interactive options that are just a fingertip away.”

Honeywell’s cybersecurity services

This includes:

  • Cybersecurity Assessment – Reviews building OT (Operational Technology) systems that incorporate best industrial practices for identifying potential vulnerabilities or gaps. A detailed report is then developed to analyse cyber-status and accordingly prioritise the action required.
  • Secure Design and Configuration – Designs or modifies existing OT infrastructure for enhancing the physical, network and application layers. This helps in reducing risk and mitigate unexpected costs.
  • Cybersecurity Appliances and Software – Installs and maintains cybersecurity hardware and software including firewalls, Secure Media Exchange (SMX), advanced end-point security, and backup/restore appliances, to help monitor and protect OT systems,
  • Cybersecurity Monitoring and Remote Management – Enables monitoring of OT systems and creates alerts regarding performance or security issues. This can be extended to include Remote Management services, as well as Honeywell’s 24/7 Security Operation Centre (SoC) monitoring.
  • Incident Readiness and Advisory – Establishes incident response processes that enable more efficient classification and resolution to regain normal business operations in the event of an incident.

“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.

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