A gateway is a hardware device which acts as a gate between two networks and it protects the nodes within network and also a node itself. There can be a router, server, firewall or other devices that allows the traffic to flow in & out of the network.
Application Gateway Solution
Energy information Management
Environmental Control: HVAC Monitoring
Security: Access control & video surveillance
Safety: Fire / Smoke detection & Alarm.
Benefits of Gateway Solution
In terms of comfort advantages, the main benefit from building automation system is temperature regulation.
By automating HVAC systems, a BAS can power up temperature control systems before anyone arrives & then turns off after everyone leaves.
It also regulates the amount of fresh air, which is allowed into a building, there by gives you a comfort advantage.
Building automation system helps in lowering the utility bills. BAS to adjust HVAC use results in savings up to 30%. It BAS helps to reduce peak load & other energy use results in decreasing utility cost.
Building using BAS generally have a smaller carbon footprint. The buildings which also includes data in validating its energy usage for regulatory agencies its energy usage for regulatory agencies & this opens the door to certification.