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INTEGRATION Intelligent integration The importance of intelligent, integrated fire safety and security systems and selecting the right technology for the job Fire protection and security systems have long been entirely separate, with large and wellestablished technological and regulatory hurdles that can seem insurmountable. The security industry has not yet realised the many benefits of integrating fire safety and security systems – but according to Peter Lackey, fire product manager UK & Ireland, Johnson Controls this is ripe for change. “A huge challenge for security professionals is establishing the cause and severity of a potential fire without endangering employees,” says Peter. “By centralising and integrating CCTV and video into fire alarm and detection systems, security operators can visually investigate alerts from a remote location in order to establish whether a fire is real or a false alarm. Through this technology, organisations can judge whether it’s an electrical malfunction, a human error, or the beginning of a potentially destructive fire – and are in turn granted an important head start in both speed and accuracy when reacting to potentially dangerous and time-critical fire safety events.” The false alarm problem Reducing false alarms isn’t just convenient for security managers and businesses – it’s essential. False alarms cost the UK taxpayer an average of £1 billion every year, with fire crews using precious resources to get to systems triggered by things as insignificant as steam or accidentally burnt toast. “Over time, employees can become complacent – choosing not to react to ‘yet another false alarm’ – which runs the risk of potentially tragic consequences,” explains Peter. “Now, many fire brigades do not respond to an automated alarm signal unless it is accompanied by a 999 call. In addition, fire brigades now have the option to invoice companies in excess of £400 to cover the cost of attending a false alarm call. This is designed to encourage owners of regularly poorly performing systems to address the causes by changing or upgrading the mode of detection or improving their service and maintenance programmes.” Integrating CCTV into the system is one key way to limit emergency services’ attendance for false or unwanted alarms, and with the threat of fines now coming into force, there’s more reason than ever to put in place an integrated fire detection system with CCTV as part of the package. Why is integration not commonplace? Up to now, the fire industry has taken an insular approach to building management, siloed between fire or security. This was largely down to “By centralising and integrating CCTV and video into fire alarm and detection systems, security operators can visually investigate alerts from a remote location in order to establish whether a fire is real or a false alarm” www.psimagazine.co.uk 29