Our next BACnet User Group will be on 

 June 3, 2024

at Donohue's Bar and Grill in Watertown, MA 

We will do a deep-dive into BACnet/SC. Stay tuned for more details!


Free food courtesy of BACnet International and a cash bar.

Join us for a deep-dive into the world of BACnet/SC (BACnet Secure Connect) - the future of the buildings. As you know BACnet Secure Connect (BACnet/SC) is an addendum to the BACnet protocol released by the ASHRAE BACnet Committee. It is a secure, encrypted communication datalink layer that is specifically designed to meet the requirements, policies, and constraints of minimally managed to professionally managed IP infrastructures.

But how does it work in real life? During the meeting, we intend to show how BACnet/SC will be used in projects based on guidance in the Manufacturers' Guide to BAS Cybersecurity. The guide was created by a BAS industry collaboration to ensure the manageability of secure and interoperable BACnet systems. You will see how a BACnet/SC device is securely onboarded, how they are provisioned with necessary certificates, how the device can be monitored and managed through its lifetime. This will include a demonstration of BACnet International's new BACCARI tool.

Learn how you can easily and securely segment your network, what the best practices are and ask any questions about BACnet and BACnet/SC our ASHRAE fellow Jim Butler who participated in the creation of BACnet/SC. 

You can learn more about BACnet/SC on BACnet International site. Signup for the free BACnet Insitute  here for the wealth of resources on BACnet. Watch the video on utilizing BACnet/SC in Smart Buildings from AHR Expo education session here. Catch up with videos from our previous meetings BACnet/SC - secure alternative to BACnet

As usual, the meeting is sponsored by BACnet International - free food and cash bar. BACnet International facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in North America and worldwide, with education (The BACnet Institute), product testing and certification (BACnet Testing Laboratories), and promotional activities.

The purpose of the BACnet User Group is to bring together the local BACnet user community on a quarterly basis to share tips and techniques, pains and joys, regarding the use of the BACnet products and technologies. The user group features BACnet experts from Cimetrics, Siemens and Schneider Electric.

These meetings are especially useful for the end users who have BACnet systems - facility managers, building managers. You can get a free knowledge on BACnet to help you better manage the systems. 

Always looking for the presenters for our next meeting. If you are interested please express interest on the forum or contact us.

Bring your burning BACnet questions, share your BACnet user experience with us, and meet like minded individuals. 

Subscribe HERE for our forum, participate in the group and get notified of the future events.  Or sign up for our email notification HERE. The events will be held in/around Boston, Massachusetts