Drax upgrades alarm management system to reduce unwanted fire signals

Published:  12 November, 2009

Drax (UK) Ltd has introduced a new Gent network manager module for the AMX-1 alarm management system.  It will enable users to take advantage of the latest sensor technology developed by Gent to improve the speed and integrity of fire detection as well as significantly reducing the level of unwanted fire signals.
 

Drax (UK) Ltd has introduced a new Gent network manager module for the AMX-1 alarm management system.  It will enable users to take advantage of the latest sensor technology developed by Gent to improve the speed and integrity of fire detection as well as significantly reducing the level of unwanted fire signals.
 
The new module has been developed in close partnership with Gent to provide system integrators with a cost effective solution to connect Gent fire control panels to existing fire alarm networks comprising a range of different fire panels.  This includes the Gent 3400 and Vigilon panels allowing existing systems to be enhanced with the latest S-Quad range of sensors which use patented dual angle optical scatter smoke detection to improve system performance.
 
According to Chris Wilkinson, Business Development Manager at Drax (UK) Ltd:  “We work closely with manufacturers, systems integrators and users as well as fire and rescue services nationally to develop solutions that increase the effectiveness of fire detection in commercial and public sector premises.  This new network manager will enable users to upgrade their fire protection system to take advantage of the latest technological developments that will reduce the incidence of unwanted fire signals and consolidate our leading position in the market.”
 
The AMX-1 alarm management system has been designed to integrate existing stand-alone fire protection networks and panels from all the leading manufacturers as well as a wide range of security, access control, CCTV, lighting, HVAC and building management systems.  This enables users to centralise the control and monitoring of these diverse systems and have an instant view of all data in a single display format that can be tailored to user requirements without compromising individual system integrity.  It also provides improved data throughput and audit trails to enhance total system management and delivers greater safety, security and efficiency. 
 
The system also allows system maintenance and inspection visits to be recorded from time of arrival on site, departure and the outcome of any tests carried out.  Reports can be generated showing the time and date that individual devices went into a fire state or test mode enabling users and maintainers to focus their efforts on reducing unwanted alarms. 

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