Buchenwald Memorial

Designing a Facility Management System

An extensive facility management system has been designed and created for the Buchenwald memorial site.

Sensors (1-wire sensor system) are used to collate all meter readings, as well as temperatures and humidity values. These are then saved onto embedded systems. A standardised software interface is used to encrypt the collated sensor data and authenticate it so that it can then be accessed "over the Internet" via HTTPS. The data can be displayed and viewed on a standard PC using the web interface. If pre-defined limits are exceeded then a warning message is sent out - by phone, fax or SMS.

The new system offers security and eases facility management. All meter readings can be easily read and analysed. Disturbances are immediately reported so that large damages can be avoided.