Think you know the BAS industry? Test yourself.

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This industry map test is not for the faint of heart.

When I really think about it, I’m astounded by how much movement and change there is among companies in the building automation industry. Everyone — both new companies and old — is partnering, purchasing, and generally collaborating a heck of a lot more than they used to. 

This industry map we put together is a pretty incredible visual. 

Think you know the industry? Test yourself! What companies are missing here? (The answer’s at the bottom of this post, and the complete map is below that. But no peeking!) 

Building automation industry map BACnet

It’s not so long ago that the industry was dominated by the “Big Four.” And while some companies are still mammoth forces in the industry, there are a lot of small companies that are building their own buzz. 

The new spirit of collaboration helps the big companies innovate and keep up with customer demands, while the smaller companies get much-needed funding, resources, and market reach. 

I’d call that a win-win for everyone involved!  

For more on how BACnet has changed the industry, read our whitepaper, “Why should you invest in BACnet?” If you’ve ever wondered:

  • Why use BACnet?
  • Is BACnet secure?
  • Is BACnet open, or proprietary?
  • When and why was BACnet created? 
  • What ways BACnet can be used?
  • Who uses BACnet?
  • How big is BACnet’s marketshare? 

We’ve got you covered. 

Download the whitepaper now! 

HINT: We removed Delta Controls, KMC, Acuity, Schneider Electric, and Automated Logic. But where do they go on the map? Test your knowledge above!

ANSWER: The completed industry map below. It’s a lot to take in!

Building automation industry map BACnet


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The Aster Conservatory Green is a residential community comprising 352 residences across 24 low-rise buildings. The buildings use advanced surveillance and access control technology, including 40 HD video cameras and 60 FOB-access-tele-entry points for access control.



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Optigo Connect Seattle Stadium


Optigo Connect offered a simple, cost-efficient solution for a premier Seattle-based stadium. Optigo Networks’ design improved the surveillance system to crystal clear perfection, made it dependable, and allowed the security system to scale with the addition of more than 40 16MP cameras.



Optigo Networks and Controlco offered a secure and scalable solution for four data centers’ HVAC and Access Control systems throughout the United States. Optigo Connect’s performance in the first data center was so impressive, the client asked that Optigo replicate the network design for three other data centers.



Energy analytics company BUENO Systems was working on a mall when the worst happened. The network failed and equipment failed to “ON,” which kept units running 24 hours a day. As it turns out, the mall’s network was overloaded and glitching before BUENO even deployed. It had been for a while. These latent issues were a ticking time bomb and would have resulted in a failure if any new devices were added to the network. Because it was BUENO’s device, though, they had to fix it. The only way to fix it was out of pocket.