03 Oct Ajax improves fire alerts for multi-apartment buildings
The recent OS Malevich 2.12 update from Ajax Systems has significantly improved the interconnected alarm system of FireProtect detectors. The move came about from a request by its Norwegian partner Elotec, who worked with Ajax last year to implement a project to protect the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bergen.
The fire alarm system enable people to be evacuated before a fire has spread through a building, by notifying all residents in the building of an incident through the buzzers that are directly built into the fire detectors.
The update to the system means that a user is able to mute the detectors in their apartment, in case of a false alarm without affecting the detectors in other apartments. A resident will be able to evaluate the falsity of a fire alarm triggered from their apartment – if it poses a real risk to other residents then the interconnected alarm will notify everyone. But if not, then they can mute it, without stalling the whole system. Should a false alarm trigger the interconnected alarm to sound in all apartments, it will need to be muted by the system administrator.
All Ajax hubs should now have received the update.