OUR INTEGRATION CAPABILITY
Integration falls into two categories – technology integration and services integration.
More and more buildings are being remotely secured and monitored off-site than ever before. And people across the world are appreciating the cost savings and increased protection this innovative technology brings.
If you choose to integrate your systems, you’ll enjoy technological benefits and you’ll also save yourself money.
And if you join your services together, you’ll benefit from further efficiencies and cost savings.
Security products are now IP-based, allowing you to combine access control, intruder and CCTV in a single system.
Fire detection, suppression, intelligent emergency lighting and voice alarms are also now so advanced that there are integrated life safety platforms combining a number of these technologies.
Head end graphics systems can be used to integrate different systems at control room level, and these can also have remote access.
Technology integration can be achieved at many different levels and you can benefit from Senseco’s experience in this area.
We offer integrated design, installation, service and maintenance for fire, suppression, security and voice systems. Combining everything under one carbon neutral agreement reduces administration, contract management and the need for multiple engineers to be called out.
We also offer consultancy design services and fire risk assessment surveys to meet the required legislation.
Most of today’s access control, intruder and CCTV products can be combined on an IP network. This integration offers you a wide range of benefits including remote monitoring and cost savings.
You can bring different combinations of fire detection, intelligent emergency lighting and voice alarm together into an integrated life safety system. This gives you flexibility of functionality and shared use of power supplies, network cabling and software, saving you money.
Head end graphics systems can be used to integrate different systems at control room level. For example, if a detector is activated, the CCTV camera can focus on that location. This allows you to monitor all systems in a single location, whether it’s a control room on site or you’re securely logging in from a remote location.
We have a long and successful track record in dealing with integrated life safety systems, which combine fire detection, voice alarm and fire telephones in a single system.
Integrated life safety systems are ideal for large and tall buildings because of their flexibility. The systems can be programmed to achieve the very complex cause and effect requirements that are often needed in buildings of this type. For example, any detection device can trigger a particular voice alarm circuit with a specific message, without the need for lots of interfacing and wiring between different systems. It all works together seamlessly in one integrated system, such as the EST3 life safety system. We also support many Simplex Integrated life safety systems.
Edwards EST3 – read more
Simplex – read more
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ECO – Engineering Communications Online
At Senseco we continue to lead the industry in providing innovative and market-leading technological solutions. We have developed an option (subject to your system being technically capable) of a remote diagnostic facility, ‘Engineering Communications Online – ECO’.
This facility offers the chance to remotely dial into your system and perform a regular health check to ensure it operates at its full potential at all times. Plus, when integrated with our service agreement we can check the system status before any service visit or in advance of attending a callout. If we require any parts we identify this before the visit, therefore reducing return visits, and we can possibly even resolve issues without the need to attend your site.
This useful service offers you immediate response, reduced callout costs and fewer repeat visits. An added benefit is a reduction in our carbon footprint because of a cut in travel, which further enhances our commitment to the environment.
System Surveys and Advice
We have a broad range of experience across fire, suppression, security and voice systems. As an independent company we’re not tied to a single manufacturer or product range. This means we can offer you impartial advice on all of your systems, and provide recommendations and guidance on replacement and new systems. We’ll always advise what’s right for you.
We can survey your systems and carry out dilapidation reports, lifecycle reports, compliance surveys and special inspections (as defined under BS5839-1). Our engineers and staff have hands-on experience, so they can look for technical and practical solutions. In many cases we can give you advice on altering or migrating your existing system, allowing you to retain parts of it. This removes the need for a full replacement, therefore minimising disruption and costs.
We carry out thorough maintenance regimes as per the relevant British Standards. In addition, we can provide high levels of testing and reporting of your systems, on top of what’s covered by the standards. Examples include decibel tests on existing fire alarm systems; in-depth cause and effect (C&E) testing; pneumatic testing of pilot lines on gas extinguishing systems; database audits; and software updates on your access control system.
With Senseco as your trusted partner, you’ll receive advice that will ensure you’re compliant, your systems are working at their peak, and you can budget for replacements when they’re needed.
Fire Safety Order Compliance Surveys
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, or RR(FS)O, as it’s commonly known, applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales. This includes the communal areas of blocks of flats and houses of multiple occupation (HMOs). It applies to virtually all premises, and covers nearly every type of building, structure and open space.
The RR(FS)O defines the “Responsible Person”. This is the person who owns the premises or business or the person with control over the premises, business or activity. The Responsible Person must carry out a Fire Risk Assessment, produce a policy, develop procedures (particularly with regard to evacuation), provide staff training and carry out fire drills.
The Responsible Person must implement appropriate fire safety measures to minimise the risk to life from fire, i.e. they must provide and maintain clear means of escape, signs, notices, emergency lighting, fire detection and alarm, and means of firefighting (extinguishers).
We can carry out Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs) for you with our qualified and experienced specialist risk assessors. We can also provide advice on compliance with the RR(FS)O and services to ensure you remain compliant with the law.
The RR(FS)O states the Responsible Person must appoint Competent Persons to carry out various tasks associated with fire safety. It’s the Responsible Person’s duty to ensure anyone appointed to install or maintain fire safety products and systems is competent. Third party accreditation, i.e. LPS1014 or BAFE SP203 Approval proves this competence.
At Senseco we are LPS1014 and BAFE SP2013 part 1 certificated for fire detection and alarm, and BAFE SP203 part 3 for extinguishing systems. We only install third party-approved products and systems. Appointing us for your fire safety needs ensures you are compliant with the law.
The following page is a transcript from the Government’s guidance notes which shows the importance of third party certification to prove compliance:
“Fire protection products and related services should be fit for their purpose and properly installed and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or the relevant British Standard.
Third party certification schemes for fire protection products and related services are an effective means of providing the fullest possible assurances, offering a level of quality, reliability and safety that non-certificated products may lack. This does not mean goods and services that are not third party approved are less reliable, but there is no obvious way in which this can be demonstrated.
Third party quality assurance can offer great comfort to employers, both as a means of satisfying you that the goods and services you have purchased are fit for purpose, and as a means of demonstrating that you have complied with the law.”
Intelligent Emergency Lighting
FIREscape® is the UK’s first low voltage, addressable, intelligent LED emergency lighting system, which is fully compliant with BS 5266 part 1.
The system is based around a control panel with battery back-up, and features addressable, self-contained luminaires and signage connected via extra-low voltage cabling.
The advantages of FIREscape® include reduced running costs, lower carbon emissions, and self-testing. A FIREscape® exit sign luminaire consumes less than 0.5W. A similar 8W fluorescent light exit sign luminaire will consume about 12W. When compared to 230V LED lights, FIREscape® products save more than 50% of energy.
The lower energy consumption directly relates to lower CO2 emissions. For example, if you replaced 100 230V fluorescent exit luminaires with FIREscape® LED-based exit lights you would reduce your CO2 emissions by 2,100kg every year.
The next generation of FIREscape® is FIREscape+®, which integrates emergency lights on the same loop as fire detection devices. This is ideal for many premises because it combines fire alarm and emergency lighting in one system.
FIREscape+® has the intelligence to switch on emergency lighting in the event of fire being detected to light the way for a clear escape and exit to a place of safety.
It offers you exceptional flexibility, while further reducing your costs and your carbon footprint.
We can service and maintain integrated systems, as well as individual fire, suppression, security and voice systems. Combining everything under one carbon neutral maintenance agreement reduces administration, contract management and the need for multiple engineers to be called out. We have specialist fire, suppression, security and voice engineers, and also multi-skilled engineers able to maintain the full range or a combination of these systems.
When it comes to maintenance of integrated platforms, such as an integrated life safety system comprising fire detection, voice alarm and fire telephones, it’s important to use a company with a deep understanding of how these systems work.
We know integrated systems inside and out, and believe they are more than a sum of their parts. We’re one of the most experienced companies around, with the right specialist software and a long track record of providing support. We maintain a large proportion of Simplex systems in the UK and are experienced with Edwards EST3 systems, having installed and maintained many large, complex systems.
So, whether you’re looking for maintenance of an integrated system or to combine your maintenance of individual systems to give you a one-stop shop, we have the solution for you. We pride ourselves on our experience across all of the different disciplines and our ability to give you a truly integrated service. This means there is just one number for you to call for all your fire, suppression, voice and security needs.