Combining safety and value for money
Having two systems for incident alarms and public address meant that embassies abroad were having to operate two separate systems in the event of an incident. This meant a slower response, and that they were not as cost effective because there were two separate systems to maintain.
We sourced and installed VOICE, a combined incident alarm and public address system, which alerts the building occupants to potential threats using the latest integrated technology to give timely and relevant warnings as situations develop.
Each type of incident produces different types of automated instructions to the building occupants. The system is flexible and allows Incident Commanders to take control of the situation and direct staff, visitors and emergency services as required.
Combined incident alarm and public address systems in embassies across the world, have helped to make FCO staff and customers safer. During the delivery of the project, by combining installations in the same geographical area, we were able to save green miles and reduce travel and logistics costs. We've also been able to provide ongoing value for money by reducing maintenance costs.