The traditional fire alarm system has three main functions: detect, respond and notify. While these basic functionalities are the same, aspects of the system such as size, complexity and regulations will vary in great extent depending on where the fire alarm system is installed; e.g. office buildings, hotels, airports, cruise ships, containers ship and oil rigs. The biggest challenge in the safety industry today is to catch up with technology in a secure and safe manner. Technology developed “yesterday” will not meet the requirements for “tomorrow”, and in the global market there is a constant drive for new features, industry demands and cyber security threats. The future fire alarm system cannot be affected by rapid change in technology or critical components being discontinued. With this project, Autronica Fire and Security is addressing the need to retain and improve adherence to the rigid safety standards of fire detection and the ever more important needs for security. Autronica Fire and Security will be in the forefront of applied research in the safety-critical fire detection domain by investigating the use of new technologies adapted to safety applications. Globally, customers tend to demand low investment costs but may afford a slightly higher operation cost. The ability to provide state-of-the-art fire detection globally and to a great variety of end-users, demands a system which are reliable and intuitive, but also easy to support. This project can enable more dynamic future business models adjusted to each customer.
Project leader: Hui Feng
Institution: AUTRONICA FIRE AND SECURITY AS