Two-way radio/alarm integration: cutting though the chaos

Sam Fenwick delves into the business of integrating two-way radio systems with alarms and alerting systems, with plenty of tips for resellers and end-users

One of the most popular and effective ways to add value to a two-way radio system is to integrate it with the end-user’s alarm system, thereby allowing on-premise staff to respond quicker and (especially in the case of hotels and student accommodation) facilitating a ‘double-knock’ approach, in which a preliminary alarm can be investigated without immediately triggering a full-scale evacuation or a fire brigade call-out.

Matt Wright, CEO of GlobalView Systems, says two of the big trends at the moment are the need to integrate and work with a range of communication protocols and devices (such as DMR Tier III, TETRA and PTT over Cellular) along with clients’ need to be able to respond faster to alerts, while having fewer resources on-site. He adds that it is an interesting time for the market given the rise of Industry 4.0/connected manufacturing and IoT – “There’s a lot coming together now and that’s really interesting”, as such technologies increase the extent to which an alarm-handling solution can be tailored to address a site’s specific problems on-site and meet a client’s exact requirements.

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