Intel Solutions Brief: Future-Proof Security for Building Automation Systems

DOME: Address Security in Already Installed Devices

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Cybersecurity for New and Existing Building Automation Systems

Buildings are getting smarter by connecting their Operational Technology (OT) networks and Building Management Systems (BMS) to IT networks and the IoT. However, the lack of security for OT networks and the devices they control enables cyber attacks that can endanger the safety of a building's occupants and impact its ability to operate.

DOME for Building Automation is a low-cost SaaS cybersecurity solution protecting the devices and data running in new and existing buildings. DOME supports industry-specific protocols like BACnet and does not replace a building's current BMS platform. Instead, it complements existing solutions working seamlessly across multiple vendors, devices, and processors.

Scaling to secure thousands of endpoints, DOME protects the low-resource devices often found at the edge of a commercial building network. Unlike current cyber solutions that only identify a percentage of the unauthorized or questionable traffic found on a building's OT network, DOME provides 100% real-time protection allowing only authenticated access to critical functions and data.

DOME™ Secures Every Device in a Building and Creates a Trusted Environment

DOME secures thousands of connected devices, from thermostats and lighting systems, to air handlers and parking access controls often found in a factory, commercial office, or multi-building campus. It cost-effectively ensures every device in your facility can be installed and managed with the security necessary to create a safe and trusted environment.

Secures Every Device

Key Benefits of DOME for Building Automation

  • Secure zero-touch provisioning of data and configuration settings in the field
  • Provides sensor the ability to quickly authenticate their owner with no cloud or third-party
  • Each device pedigree captured in a blockchain
  • Ability to transfer ownership of a device an unlimited number of times
  • Supports legacy and quantum-resistant methods
  • DOME Client deployable as software with support for ultra-low-resource processors


  • Commercial Buildings and Real Estate
  • Schools and Educational Facilities
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Retail

Cyberattacks Cost Time and Money

  • Attack on Class-A Office Building BMS and damage to equipment costs $325K
  • 60% of building system devices knocked offline from internal IT connection, with an estimated repair cost of $1.25M for the 2,000+ hours to restore, and taking over 15 days to re-verify.
  • 47% of surveyed buildings had open connections to the Internet, creating significant security exposure for their OT networks
    Source: Intelligent Buildings

Easy to Get Started
It is easy to manage your building’s security with our hosted platform, DOME-enabled devices, and retrofit solutions that can be cost[1]effectively integrated with your current Building Automation system. To learn more, contact us at