To communicate with a BACnet device, it must be added to Security Center.
Before you begin
- Make sure you understand how the BACnet protocol works.
- Install your BACnet devices and verify that they are functioning correctly.
- Verify that the BACnet plugin role is displayed in the entity browser. If it is not displayed, install the BACnet plugin now.
What you should know
- BACnet devices must be in the same subnet as the plugin.
- BACnet devices communicate in broadcast mode across their subnet. If you want to deploy devices over multiple subnets, you must use a BACnet Broadcast Management Device (BBMD).
- From the Config Tool home page, open the Plugins task.
- Select the BACnet plugin role from the entity browser and click the Devices tab.
Click Add device () and enter the following information:
- The name that you want to apply to the device.
- Device type
- The device template that you want to apply to the device. These
templates are created on the Device types page
of the plugin, and are used to apply custom states, data points, and
actions to a device. NOTE: If you select None as a device type, you must manually add the custom states, data points, and actions to the device.
- Device ID
- The ID specified on the BACnet device.
In the Advanced settings section of the
Devices page, enter the following:
- Polling interval
- The period (in milliseconds) that
Security Center will poll
the device. NOTE: The polling interval is only used when the Change of Value (COV) notifications are not supported by the device.
- Enable Out-of-service warnings
- Provides users with a warning message when the state of a device is Out-of-service. You can disable these warnings by moving the slider to OFF.
- Click Apply.
The device is displayed in the entity browser, nested under the BACnet plugin role.
Add data points to your devices.