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On the safe side with SBC

Safety and protectionLimiting dangers

The bigger the building, the more important safety and security become – not only when it comes to preventing unauthorized access or break-ins but also with regard to possible fire risks.  With a comprehensive automation solution using SBC products, protection for a building and the people inside it can be improved significantly. The correct ventilation and lighting systems as well as interactions between the two systems play an essential role here.

Safety concept – access control

With an effective access control system, the security in restricted-access areas can be improved considerably. This function not only helps to prevent unauthorized persons gaining access to protected areas. It also significantly reduces the likelihood of a break-in thanks to extra security measures on doors and windows.

In the event of a fire, the access control system has another important function: opening and closing specific doors allows escape routes to be created and prevents the fire spreading.  

Intelligently connected systems for fire fighting

If a fire breaks out in a room, monitoring devices and sensors will detect this and raise the alarm. As a result, the exact location of the fire can be determined. The sensors also detect whether there are people in the area involved. If no one is in the room, the air supply can be stopped, thus helping to contain the fire. If there are people in the room, more air will be fed in in order to reduce the risk of toxic smoke inhalation. At the same time, building-related measures such as activating fire shutters or closing doors are taken to prevent the fire from spreading further. It must also be ensured that escape routes are properly lit in order to minimize the risk of injury and allow people to find their way in the event of an emergency.  

Further safety benefits

Correct ventilation and lighting are essential in the event of an emergency. All SBC products are therefore designed to allow seamless integration and interaction. All systems communicate with each other, but this happens not only in the event of an emergency. For example, regular checks are carried out to determine whether the batteries in illuminated emergency exit signs for example need to be replaced or whether the camera monitoring systems require maintenance. In this case, this is purely a functional check – the image material is not viewed.