Building automation is sometimes confused with home automation.
The two areas share the goal of improving the quality of life of people and must both meet the standards defined by the European certification UNI EN 15232. However, the application areas are different.
In fact, home automation uses innovation, advanced technologies and intelligent devices to manage the automations inside residential homes, transforming them into smart homes.
Instead, building automation is applied in smart buildings, where it is used to connect systems, networks (communication and IT) and public networks.
The main difference between home automation and building automation is that the latter are conceived for optimizing the performance of buildings not intended for residential use.
This definition includes many types of properties as:
In all these contexts, innovation and energy efficiency resulting from building automation contribute to the sustainability of the building itself.