To protect building automation systems from cyberthreats, Automated Logic adds BACnet/SC solutions to WebCTRL BAS

by Brianna Crandall — June 17, 2022 — Automated Logic has released new BACnet Secure Connect (BACnet/SC) solutions for the WebCTRL building automation system (BAS), making it easy to implement the latest BACnet security model on new and existing WebCTRL systems. BACnet/SC secures building automation and control networks from possible threats using standards widely accepted by the information technology (IT) community. Automated Logic, a leading provider of innovative building management solutions, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.


For on-premises WebCTRL building automation server, add a BACnet/SC virtual hub and a BACnet/SC router (or update existing BACnet router’s firmware); also upgrade to latest WebCTRL v8 software. Graphic courtesy of Automated Logic. Click to enlarge.

Mead Rusert, president, Automated Logic, stated:

We are proud to bring our BACnet/SC solutions to market. As an early adopter of the BACnet/SC protocol, we are committed to providing both existing customers and new customers a path forward for implementing the most secure building automation networks in the industry.

Both new and existing WebCTRL systems can support BACnet/SC with the following components:

  • WebCTRL v8 software: Existing installations can be upgraded easily.
  • BACnet/SC virtual hub: This licensed software application is installed on a dedicated server, and authenticates and authorizes BACnet devices to use a site’s BACnet network. The BACnet/SC virtual hub resides at the same location as the WebCTRL server, either on-premises or in the cloud, and manages the secure, encrypted communications between the WebCTRL server and the BACnet devices at the facility.
  • BACnet/SC router: This device routes between BACnet/SC and existing WebCTRL networks: BACnet IP, BACnet over ARCnet and/or BACnet over MS/TP.

For cloud-hosted WebCTRL, WebCTRL v8 software and a BACnet/SC virtual hub are included. A BACnet/SC router must be installed on-site to route between BACnet/SC and BACnet over IP, ARCnet, or MS/TP networks. Graphic courtesy of Automated Logic. Click to enlarge.

For more information on elevating the security of building automation systems (BAS) to BACnet/SC, view the High Performing Buildings magazine webinar, Implementing BACnet Secure Connect Networks, now available for on-demand viewing, or contact a local Automated Logic Dealer.

Automated Logic Corporation provides innovative building management solutions that maximize energy efficiency and sustainable building operation while ensuring comfort. Its intuitive products control and monitor building functions such as heating, air conditioning and lighting for commercial office, education, health care, government and data center markets through a global network of independent dealers and North American branch offices.