Whitepaper: Remote Access for M&E, BMS and BeMS Engineers
As BMS, building and energy control systems get ever more sophisticated, many now come with remote access options out of the box. The benefits of remote access for BMS and building control systems are pretty clear; the ability to deploy changes and resolve issues without the cost of travelling to site. For energy specialists, they also provide a great way to monitor energy use remotely.
The challenge is that many of us are using standard internet access to make those remote connections. This, together with the fact that many popular BMS and building control systems don’t have the strongest built-in security, can create vulnerabilities for your clients.
This white paper explores what other options are available for consultants and engineers. It highlights the variety of connectivity technologies and suggests what would be best to use when. The paper recommends using private, secure networks rather than the internet to access client sites remotely, and gives clear recommendations to help identify the right network provider for your projects. The great this is that the cost of private, secure connections that avoid the internet is about the same as standard internet connectivity.