Cortech Developments – Integrated Fires Safety and Security in the Hospitality Market
Hospitality is a diverse and wide-ranging sector with distinct fire safety and security requirements. Prestigious hotels and chains can benefit greatly from the efficiencies and accountability that an integrated solution can provide across life safety systems, security and access, and even energy management. Integrated fire and security systems can help deliver impressively seek and search KPIs and keep guests, staff, buildings, and other assets safe.
Investing in a ‘future-proof’ technology isn’t a cost. On the contrary, it is an essential part of responsible hotel management. Full integration of modular software systems designed to simplify the control and management of otherwise disparate systems, such as Datalog 5 provides hotels with the opportunity and flexibility to add to the system and increase situational awareness and accountability while reducing risks and operational costs.
Datalog provides hotel management with a central monitoring solution that delivers greater visibility, reduces emergency response times, enhances operational efficiency, and increases accountability, all while providing peace of mind for staff and guests alike.
Fire Alarm Integration
By integrating fire alarm systems into Datalog, the establishment gains a fast and reliable means to locate a fire in its nascent stage, enhancing critical fire protection goals:
- Life Safety
- Property protection
- Reducing emergency response times
- Continuity of operations
Hotels have a duty of care to their staff and guests in case of an emergency. The local fire department will set specific seek and search targets, 60 seconds to acknowledge the alarm and 5 minutes to evacuate the building if required, etc.
By utilizing Datalog, operators can quickly assess the nature of any fire alarm signal and pinpoint the location of fire origin to their emergency response teams to enable them to verify or dispute the immediate requirement for the rapid deployment of the fire brigade. This approach helps to reduce time wasted on false alarm signals. Still, where there is a genuine threat, it enables the hotel’s emergency response teams to react appropriately and time efficiently.
Integration of Other Systems
One of the most critical responsibilities of hotel management is to secure the facility, protect customers, guests, and staff, and safeguard the property. Security and safety are both vital in the hospitality sector, and on this basis, the hotel must implement sufficient measures to protect guests, employees, physical resources, and assets.
Hotels generally have multiple additional spaces, such as gyms, spas, swimming pools, and restaurants, to name a few. Datalog has the flexibility that allows Cortech technical partners and end users to select the particular system offering and configuration that is required and to ensure the installation has sufficient scope at set up and for future developments, integrating the site’s systems to provide pinpoint locations in the event of any alarm signal being generated.
The integration of intruder alarm and access control systems provides signals from emergency incidents and accessible toilet alarms; Datalog integration even allows you to monitor the position of high-value assets displayed across the property and provides the security teams with a visual representation of exactly where an incident has occurred. The efficiencies inherent in Datalog systems integration also enable the hotel’s emergency response teams and the emergency services, if required, to reduce their response times to the event.
Integration of the CCTV system will also aid the hotel’s emergency response teams when dealing with alarm activations. Datalog can enable cause and effect between systems, meaning an alarm event on any system integrated into Datalog could be configured to automatically bring up live streams of all local CCTV cameras on a separate alarm screen. This provides the control room operatives with live footage of the local area for an alarm activation and better equips them to advise and assist their emergency response teams accordingly.
Datalog provides the hotel management with a fully integrated system software solution allowing operators to obtain greater visibility and situational awareness while enabling them to respond to alarms, events, or alerts triggered more efficiently and timely.
Datalog is a significant asset for hospitality environments leading the way in fire life safety and security for guests and staff with the latest technology and systems offerings.
- Enables integration of multiple systems into a singular front.
- Creates an alarm management platform that benefits any control room environment.
- Provides a visual representation of where an alarm activation has occurred.
- Reduces response to any potential emergency.
- Enables emergency response teams to respond to the correct location.
- Provides accurate information and situation status for emergency services if deployed.
Hotels and other hospitality establishments need to have fire and security solutions that, when deployed, aid their response to emergencies, equip response teams with the information they require, and are integrated and optimized to give the best protection for guests, staff, and business assets.