About Buda Castle

The Buda Castle is part of the Buda old town area and is one of the most important cultural and touristic centers of Budapest.

Since 1987, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage site. The first stones of the gothic-style royal palace were laid in the spring of 1247, following the Tatar invasion, on orders by King Bela IV. Thanks to the expansions and renovations over the subsequent centuries, today you can find the signs of baroque, renaissance and secession styles.
The three main parts of the Buda old town area are the Buda Castle, Szent György tér (St. George’s place) and the historic residential area. The buildings are home to museums, theatres, libraries, hotels and churches.
Among cultural institutions, the National Szécsenyi Library, Hungarian National Gallery and Budapest Historic Museum are the most significant. The task of Várgondnokság Non-profit Kft. is to maintain and develop the historical status of estates in the area of Buda Castle.

The Challenge

The previously installed IT systems were unable to handle the central processing and control functions of the machines and installations operating in the buildings and the required level of information. The data of the isolated systems and registers are saved in different databases and it took great effort to retrieve the information required to maintain these systems from these separate databases.

High Culture Meets High Efficency

The Task

The objective involves the simple and central operability of the machine installations in the special exhibition areas of these buildings. Precious cultural values that require special storage have high requirements for the engineering systems: a consistent temperature and humidity must be continuously provided, special lighting is required, etc. Some buildings have their own engineering plants (cooling, heating, air technology, etc.), which also must be integrated and centralized as part of the task. Given the total lack of a CCTV system in the area, this system also had to be installed from scratch.

Due to the monument status of the building complex, the assembly work could only be performed under strict rules. In the larger area, an IT-network had to be created to maintain proper communication. The technical systems of the Castle Theatre, the National Széchenyi Library, the Hungarian National Gallery, the Budapest Historical Museum and the Cooling House were integrated into the EBI controlling system installed by Honeywell Szabályozástechnikai Kft.

The technical systems were integrated into the EBI controlling system installed by Honeywell.

Várgondnokság Non-profit Kft. assigned Honeywell Szabályozástechnikai Kft. the task of planning, installing and maintaining a modern building automation system.

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