Honeywell's latest software tool helps integrators tie together commercial security technology into larger building automation systems. Using graphical programming, the Honeywell Software Development Kit (HSDK) eliminates the need to manually write code when designing integrated systems that tie security technology together with building systems such as secondary fire, lighting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). This approach can significantly reduce the time needed to design integrated building systems from days to a matter of hours.
"Integrating building systems isn't an easy process, but that hasn't slowed the demand for them because organisations and building owners are all about improving the efficiency of their staffs and building operations," said Carlos Lopez-Reyna, product marketing manager, Honeywell Systems. "The HSDK has been designed to simplify this process and give integrators a more user-friendly tool that can help them make integration a core offering in their portfolios."
Powered by the NiagaraAX Framework® from Tridium, HSDK is available to authorised Honeywell Integrated Security (HIS) integrators who specify the company's Pro-Watch® security management system. Pro-Watch streamlines security by bringing together access control, intrusion and video on a common platform.
Previously, the task of integrating disparate systems required software engineers to write code in a trial-and-error approach and manually configure servers. Additionally, codes and configurations made in this matter are difficult to replicate for other customers. HSDK, by contrast, allows programs to be saved and replicated, saving integrators time by allowing them to repurpose existing code as appropriate. HSDK also ensures the integrated system will be compatible with future versions of Honeywell security technology and software releases.
Honeywell will demonstrate the HSDK at ISC West 2011 in Las Vegas.