Matthias Rebellius has led as CEO the Fire Safety & Security Products Business Unit at Siemens Building Technologies for the past three years. During a visit to the international company headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, Heiko Baumgartner talked with Matthias Rebellius for GIT-SECURITY.com about the trends in building security and fire protection technology and the Siemens products for this industry.
Apollo fire detection technology has been chosen to protect Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and the Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum. T&P Fire Ltd, which has represented Apollo for more than 15 years, was appointed by Norfolk Property Services to replace the existing fire protection with an open protocol system.
Any power supply performing a mandatory function of a new or upgraded European fire alarm system must be third-party approved as being fully compliant with EN 54 part 4 Amendment 2. This includes not just the fire alarm system's CIE (fire alarm control panel) but also any PSU that controls a beam detector, digital communicator, aspirating smoke detector or sounder control unit.
Apollo: flush-mounted smoke detector. For certain environments standard fire detectors are not applicable. The flush-mounted smoke detector from Apollo is used in installations where it is impractical or undesirable to use a standard smoke detector.
This might be for aesthetic reasons where an architect specifies unobtrusive fire detection or it might be for reasons of safety where a standard fire detector might be viewed as a hazard – for example, in a prison cell.
Certalarm, the newly developed European quality mark. Manufacturers of fire protection and security systems have long been faced with bureaucratic, costly and timeconsuming approval procedures, often involving multiple testing for products and services to be accepted in EU member states. The vision of one-stop testing and certification in Europe has just become significantly closer with the launch of Certalarm, the newly developed European quality mark.
Hekatron: Genius Hx. The Premium smoke detector HSD 6 from Hekatron leaves nothing to chance in the field of safety.
Equipped with a micro-controller and additional temperature sensors (hybrid technology) it differentiates changes to the vicinity from actual emergencies.