"Briefly, What is BACnet?" is the first in our Understanding BACnet Series. The series is an overview intended for those who are encountering BACnet for the first time or those who simply wish to review basic BACnet concepts.
BACnet is a communications protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks. One of its primary appeals is that it provides "interoperability" among different vendor's equipment. This frees the building owner from dependence on one vendor when the time comes for system expansion.
This video introduces the viewer to BACnet modeling so that devices are - "network viewable" - and discusses how the object-oriented structure uses Objects, Properties and Services.