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Smart devices and systems for building management and control

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Fire Alarm Testing

Comprehensive automated testing to
ensure industry compliance and system
reliability

Managing Risk

Testing life critical systems, such as a fire alarm, is a considerable responsibility. Should a fire break out, you need to know that the fire will be detected, the alarms will sound and be heard and the fire doors will operate as intended. Regular testing not only ensures you comply with your legal responsibilities, but is also your best way of ensuring that your systems will perform when they are needed most.


That’s why we’ve developed an automated testing solution to ensure that your systems are always operating on the top line, that issues are quickly identified, and that will ultimately reduce your ongoing service and maintenance costs. It is also better suited to specific environments such as hospitals or care homes, where the prolonged testing of noisy alarms can cause unnecessary distress to patients or residents, and tempt some organisations to short-cut their testing regimes.

Comprehensive Testing Solution

In weekly fire alarm tests, a random call point is selected to trigger an alarm. The person responsible for the test is required to check that every individual sounder is working properly, and that the alarm panel has correctly registered the call point for which the alarm was activated.


In larger buildings that may have many dozens of sounders and call points, this can be a challenge. But not any more. Neither is it a challenge to test the fire alarm illumination or fire doors.

 

Our fire alarm testing solution comprises three specific battery-powered devices that ensure you comply with your industry obligations.

A discrete device that is attached to the sounder, and monitors its output during the test to ensure it is fully functioning. The device effectively converts any fire alarm (or carbon monoxide alarm) into a smart system, monitoring and reporting its operation.
 

A second device that is attached to the alarm beacon to monitor the fire alarm’s illumination and ensure it is working correctly in conjunction with the audible alarm.


A third specific device that assesses the status of a building’s fire doors during a test. The device is able to determine whether a door is securely closed, wedged open, or being held open wide. During the test period, if the door is not securely closed an alert will be raised on the system.

Manual Testing

Testing fire systems is a time-consuming and therefore costly job, and one that is often left to the facilities manager or buildings manager who have not always been given the training required to take on such an important responsibility. There are also other drawbacks to manual testing; records are often poorly kept, if at all, and standardised records and management processes are often lacking.


Using our suite of automated testing solutions has a range of advantages including:

Compliance

Our devices help you to meet your regulatory obligations so you can guarantee 100% compliance
 

Fault diagnosis

Our solutions enable you to automatically identify issues and address them before an emergency occurs, to avoid vital equipment failing when it is needed most.
 

Simple management

Since the reporting is online, via the cloud,
individual buildings or indeed whole estates can be controlled from
your desk

Since the devices feature self-adhesive backing, they are also very quick and easy to install, requiring little or no training. Once installed, they take just a few
minutes each to configure, and then they are working to ensure your life-safety systems are compliant.

Simple Installation

The VS:Connect Portal

VS:Connect is a highly-secure cloud-based data processing and machine learning hub at the centre of all of Vericon Systems’ solutions. Encrypted Data from Vericon’s technologies is gathered and interrogated to determine known correlations, data fluctuations against user-defined criteria and anomalies that may be linked to future failures.


VS:Connect also analyses subsequent engineer reports to understand the causality of any issue identified. In the future, the system will not only look for correlations in data fluctuations but also be able to indicate the actual fault and detail the parts required to effect a repair.

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