Building Management Systems


Increasingly, colleges and businesses are seeking ways to further enhance the operation of their fire and Building Management System (BMS). This can be in a number of ways, and some of our recent projects include;

Runshaw College, Leyland, Lancashire

The college already operated an efficient two-way radio and paging system supplied by our company. They required some method whereby deaf students could be immediately notified if the fire alarm sounded. The site was spread over eight acres with several large independent buildings. With the installation of our Pagetek paging unit, students were provided with a vibrating pager which triggered immediately the alarm sounded.

Swansea Institute, Swansea

The college consisted of seventeen buildings located across three campuses. Following centralisation of the fire alarm systems, they realised that a problem still existed. The problem was that it was only possible to establish in which building the alarm had triggered from one central point.

Estate and security staff were issued with a message pager and using our Connexions 7 paging system interfaced by an RS232 to the central fire control panel, the full location details to are sent to all relevant staff, when the alarm is triggered.

In addition, they have used the system as a fully operational paging system for staff working through their switchboard. This allows paging calls to be made from any telephone handset in any building across all three campuses. They have now added the facility to notify disabled students with the same information by pager also.

St Ivel Food, Liverpool

At St Ivel's Liverpool site, the BMS was limited in its operation. Problems notified by the BMS over the 500,000 square feet complex could sometimes be unnoticed if engineering staff were busy elsewhere. The installation of one of our paging systems, interfaced to the BMS, immediately improved down time on the site. All faults are now automatically notified to the engineering team, for immediate job allocation anywhere on-site.