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BMS Controls Glossary



building management system (BMS) is a computer-based control system installed in commercial and industrial buildings to monitor and manage the building’s mechanical and electrical equipment. The systems are used to control a wide variety of equipment, including HVAC systems, lighting systems, security systems, fire alarm systems, and CCTV systems.

The BMS typically monitors and controls the heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, security, fire alarm, and CCTV systems in a building. The system can be used to optimize the energy usage of the building by controlling the temperature, lighting levels, and ventilation rates in each room or area based on occupancy levels. The BMS can also be used to improve the safety and security of occupants by monitoring for potential hazards and issuing alerts in case of an emergency.

The term “filter” can have different meanings in different contexts. In the context of a BMS, a filter is a device that is used to remove contaminants from air or water. Filters are often used in HVAC systems to remove dust, pollen, and other airborne particles from the air before it is circulated throughout the building. Filters can also be used in water treatment systems to remove impurities from water before it is used for drinking or other purposes.