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Learn about the reasons for decentralising control panel architecture in fire detection and alarm systems.

Learn about the reasons for decentralising control panel architecture in fire detection and alarm systems.  

14.09.2021

Regulations for power supply and battery capacities for fire alarm systems is controlled by EN54-4. There you can find that an empty battery shall be possible to recharge to 80 % of its capacity in 24 hours and that it shall be fully recharged within another 48 hours. 

Panasonic presents addressable exit and emergency lights fully integrated in the EBL fire alarm system  

02.07.2021

Panasonic presents addressable exit and emergency lights fully integrated in the EBL fire alarm system.

PTDC trusts in Panasonic fire alarm systems for its new largest Logistics Center

PTDC trusts in Panasonic fire alarm systems for its new largest Logistics Center  

04.06.2021

With a huge surface area of 195.000 m2, PTDC logistics Center in Helsinki is the largest building in Finland. This installation houses the logistical functions of the S-group’s grocery business. The U-shaped facility holds robotized warehouses that require ceiling heights of up to 28 meters. Its volume is a massive 3.56 million m3 which of them, 330.000 m3 are kept at -26°C with the use of carbon dioxide coolers. The heating of the buildings is taken care of by a geothermic system with 160 wells with a depth of 300 meters each.

Panasonic detectors’ true artificial intelligence minimizes nuisance fire alarm risks

Panasonic detectors’ true artificial intelligence minimizes nuisance fire alarm risks  

26.05.2021

Nuisance alarms or erroneous alarms have a lot of negative impact in the fire detection. At first, it will create unnecessary panic when people try to evacuate the building under the assumption that there is a fire and a real danger. Secondly, it will for no legitimate reason occupy emergency resources, such as fire brigade and police. 

New challenges for logistics centers fire protection installations with online shopping growth

New challenges for logistics centers fire protection installations with online shopping growth  

17.05.2021

The growth of online shopping is impressive and in 2020 was more than 70 % of the internet users in EU online buyers, up from around 50% ten years ago (Eurostat). The increase is found in all age groups and in all countries. The reasons for online shopping include both convenience and ease of finding the most competitive prices and overall improved experience with generous return rights, fast deliveries etc. as well.

Advantages of local alarms acknowledgement Units in apartments

Advantages of local alarms acknowledgement Units in apartments  

30.03.2021

In apartments and private homes are usually smoke alarms conforming to the standard EN14604 used. The detectors can either be stand alone, making a local alarm in the apartment, or be connected to a gateway in a smart home and then also alert the tenant via a push note in his or her smart phone. Occasionally the smoke alarm is connected via a gateway to a manned emergency center as part of a burglar alarm system.