Fire systems specialist Advanced’s AlarmCalm false alarm management (FAM) system has been nominated for the Tomorrow’s Care Awards 2017.
Installed across Europe AlarmCalm is designed to avoid the disturbance on owners, staff and residents caused by false alarms.
“We’re delighted to be nominated for this award by Tomorrow’s Care magazine,” commented Aston Bowles, Advanced’s marketing manager.
“False and unwanted fire alarms are one of the big issues in fire safety and building managers today. The care home and social care industry in particular has unique needs when it comes to FAM.”
Available as free software on Advanced fire systems, AlarmCalm allows a site to be divided into FAM ‘zones’, called building areas (up to 200 per panel or 40,000 per network).
These are virtual areas used for FAM programming that by default match fire zones, but can be set independently to cover multiple zones and points or individual points.
Advanced has also developed an optional intelligent loop device for alarm acknowledgement called the AlarmCalm Button.
This can be used by trained residents or staff to manually verify if an alarm signal is false, for example from cooking smoke or bathroom steam in a care home apartment, giving a little extra time for the signal to clear and reset the system or evacuate the site.