competence worldwide österreichische post ag info.mail, postage paid customer magazine for fire alarm, communication and security systems of schrack seconet ag secoprojekt – special fire detectors secure s ˇkoda auto factories – marien hospital herne is equipped with visocall ip – traisenpark shopping mall: a pioneer in the use of mobile solutions secocover – standards and certification: from the value of clear rules secoreport – a look back: superlative safety technology in essen – news from visocall ip at medica – glossary seconews – editorial – a new 19” bed tv: more comfort on a hospital bed – radio-networked smoke detectors 2–3 4–5 10–11 6–9 0 3 • 2016 standards and certification: from the value of clear rules 2–34–510–11 03 • 2016
tv experience like at home can now be enjoyed also in the hospital room. the new, 19-inch tv screen from schrack seconet helps to make a hospital stay more relaxing. design and functionality are tailored to the health and safety requirements of a hospital environment. the new monitor has a comfortable screen size of 48 centimetres and with a white design and rounded edges, it fits in well with a clinical environment. patients control their tv and entertainment channel as usual via the patient terminal of the visocall ip communication system. the transmission of the television signal works without a set-top box, either via dvb-t2/t/c or an ip stream. if necessary, the hospital operator can easily be billed via visotax ip. electrically isolated connections the important thing, especially in a hospital is the electric isolation of the sound signal to the patient terminal. through the disconnection of the electrical environment from the patient’s bed, this ensures reliability and ensures a stable connection between the headset and terminal. shield against hospital germs a special plus point is the antimicrobial casing of the screen. it actively inhibits the growth of bacteria in dangerous microorganisms and in doing so, offers additional protection against hospital germs. the first 19-inch monitors are already installed in austrian hospitals. existing visocall ip systems can always be fitted with it afterwards. a a new 19” bed tv: more comfort on a hospital bed dear customers and business associates, did you know that schrack seconet holds around 60 international and national certifications, and that we regularly update them at quite a considerable effort? our products protect human lives and material property of a high value – therefore, as a leader in technology, norms and standards which are the state of the art are particularly important. join us on pages 6 to 9, and discover the path from the idea behind the product idea to eu-wide certification and find out how, in your case, certified quality pays for itself. there are also lots of exciting things to report about visocall ip: our communications platform for the healthcare sector is coming up with an optimised redundancy concept and a new rfid terminal in order to relieve physicians in the task of documenting services rendered. there is more about this in this issue as well as live information, when in november, we’ll be at medica. we’d like to welcome you to stand 15a55! may i present a real showcase project to you in the field of fire protection: in the course of a comprehensive revitalisation project, the traisenpark (st. pölten’s largest shopping mall) has been converted to accommodate the latest in fire alarm technology. this was achieved in the course of regular business. here, the highlight is the integration of our app iacmobile. using mobile technology, this immediately sends alarms to the staff and the fire brigade. for details concerning this, as well as information as how we have optimised fire protection in the czech republic’s s ˇkoda works, read pages 4 and 5. i wish you an exciting read and a successful start to the autumn! yours sincerely, wolfgang kern 2 editorial imprint: editor, owner, publisher: schrack seconet ag, security and communication systems, eibesbrunnergasse 18, a-1120 vienna • responsible for the contents: schrack seconet ag, rosa maria seilerbeck, tel.: +43 1 81157, fax: +43 1 81157-222, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.schrack- seconet.com • layout: atelier mayer • text: schrack seconet ag, kropf kommunikation • production: bernsteiner print company gmbh • place of publication: vienna. competence seconet ag, rosa maria seilerbeck, tel.: +43181157, fax: +43181157-222, email@example.com, www.schrack-
ith the new generation genius plus x smoke detector, schrack seconet offers a solution that, thanks to its paging module, is particularly convenient for determining status. in austria, according to the oib guideline, the construction law of all federal states (except salzburg) now prescribes that kindergartens and small hotels/guesthouses with up to 30 guest beds must be equipped with radio-networked smoke detectors. larger companies however already require an automatic fire alarm system. smoke detectors that are radio-networked, have the advantage that a detector which takes effect in one room, immediately activates all our other networked detectors in the house. the loud alarm which is simultaneously used in all rooms can detect a potential danger at an early stage. in addition, sleepers who have reduced hearing and a sense of smell can be awakened in this way throughout the house and can react in time. genius plus x with radio module with an integrated radio module, the genius plus x smoke detector from schrack seconet meets en 14604 and is recognised by the vds. it lends itself for use in private households. in addition to the smoke detectors installed on the ceiling in all rooms, the entire package includes a manual call point, which can be used to trigger a manual alarm. this also has a control contact, via which additional alarm devices can be controlled (e.g. sirens, flashing lights, dialling devices). incidentally, in order to stop the alarm of the genius plus x smoke detector, no one has to laboriously climb to the ceiling with a ladder. instead, it can be terminated with a reset button which is integrated separately in the manual call point. new: checking by app checking the status of the smoke detector is also very efficient with the aid of free app available for android and ios: simply hold the phone to the detector and the technical condition will be displayed in terms of battery life or contamination. the batteries are designed for a service life of ten years. w radio-networked smoke detectors i n f o seconews 3 worldwide ideal for use in small hotels, guesthouses, kindergartens as well as apartments and other living spaces: the new genius plus x smoke detector. via app you can check the status of the detector easily. ▲
6 competence standards and certification: from the value of clear rules
s p e c i a l secocover 7 worldwide tandards give clarity: they indicate the state of technical progress and provide security: anyone opting for standard-compliant products and systems, can rely on their quality. as such, standards and certifications enable decisions to be made. they are of particular relevance where human lives and high property values are protected. at the same time the benefits of standards are discussed repeatedly. we therefore want to take a closer look at the subject: which standards are available and how are they formed? how does a company benefit if it uses certified solutions? and how does schrack seconet adhere to standards and certifications? s
s p e c i a l secocover 9 worldwide europe headquarters: brussels austria headquarters: vienna germany headquarters: frankfurt am main a selection of standardisation organisations geographical level standards cen: comité européen de normalisation – european committee for standardisation asi: austrian standards institute vde: association for electrical, electronic and information technologies en 54 series: for detectors, fire alarm control panels, signal transmitters, power supplies etc. önorm f 3070: for the planning, project management, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire alarm systems and fire control systems din vde 0834: central standard for the realisation of hospital communication systems austria, vienna selection of testing and certification bodies headquarters test centre for fire protection engineering of the austrian federal fire brigade association özs: austrian certification body for safety vb cert: certification body of the association to promote uniform standards in preventive fire protection austria, vienna austria, korneuburg vds damage prevention: testing and certification body germany, cologne services are primarily governed on a national basis – in austria the trvbs (technical guidelines for fire prevention) and the önorm f 3070 define the planning, project management, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire alarm systems and fire control systems. daniel lörincz makes clear how important quality is, especially in the field of service: “the best product cannot display its features if it is incorrectly planned or incorrectly maintained. therefore, it is important, that we only work with certified specialist companies for setting up, commissioning and maintenance”. cheap service can prove expensive a cheap bid for maintenance may, in the long run, ultimately prove to be expensive. if a machine is poorly maintained over a long time, revenge is rendered after some time in the form of malfunctions. the following should also be considered: fire alarm and hospital communication systems are used for many years – during which time uses change as well as room layouts. this is why continuous maintenance is so essential: in the course of a periodic inspection, maintenance and repair, the state of machinery is brought back to the target level. max strohmeier: “our customers receive a product in which they can count on fitness for purpose and a top level of quality”. ▲
competence n e w s secoreport 10 has previously been the case, only one technician is sufficient to check the detector. likewise, in the event of an alarm, the fire officer instantly receives detailed information and can intervene remotely. premium network integral wan addressing the subject of networking, schrack seconet showcased the new integral wan solution in essen. it makes it even easier to connect control panels together. multiple sites can be networked via integral wan, old and new fire alarm systems can be deployed and existing lines can be used. the network solution reduces the investment costs and upgrades can be done step by step. current sensor systems the sensor products were another highlight in essen – schrack seconet offers the right detector for any environment. as product manager, michaela schwantner states, “our products stand for high level of investment security and reliable operation over many years. we have the right solution for every application”. where conventional spot detectors are not possible, special fire detectors are used – from linear heat detectors to aspirating smoke detectors. they are particularly suitable for use in difficult environments. in the case of the multi- sensor detectors of the cubus family, intelligent algorithms have been developed further and the voice output selection has increased significantly. now, a total of eleven additional languages are available in addition to german, english, italian and french. a look back: superlative safety technology in essen ith over 1,000 exhibitors from 40 countries, in september 2016, “security” was once again the world’s leading exhibition in the field of security technology. on the joint stand of the securitas group, schrack seconet provided an insight into current product highlights – from the premium network integral wan and the cubus family of detectors through to ip applications for computers and mobile devices. once again this year, “security” in essen clarified the following: the field of fire detection is evolving rapidly. a few years ago, schrack seconet presented itself as a pioneer with the first system based on ip technology. now, schrack seconet showcases its latest highlights. as export manager herbert hübl states, “our new solutions were of course a key issue in essen. in addition, it was especially important for us to stress the value of long-term cooperation. we are there for our customers – at “security”, however this applies even more when it comes to advice and help and we engage in the rapid solution of a problem”. from discussions on the stand, it was once again clear that in the field of safety technology, dependable partnerships count – ultimately, in the field of fire alarm systems for a long period it is important to make the right decision. benefits of remote access the desktop applications and mobile apps from schrack seconet were a central product focus at “security”. installers and operators benefit from applications that enable secure remote access to fire control panels via computer or mobile devices. for example, the “iacmobile” app facilitates service appointments locally – instead of two technicians, as w schrack seconet presented their proven fire alarm systems at their trade fair stand at world’s leading fair for security and fire prevention. ▲
worldwide 11 g l o s s a ry schrack seconet ire detection systems only work efficiently and safely with continuous maintenance: the individual components have been used for many years and over time, they show signs of wear and are impaired in terms of their function. likewise, time and again, the usage always changes. therefore, careful maintenance ensures that a fire alarm system works reliably, even after many years of use. as an umbrella term, maintenance includes all measures which maintains or restores the functional state of a fire alarm system. the first step is the inspection – checking the actual condition. nothing changes concerning the system itself. maintenance of fire alarm systems f news from visocall ip at medica t the medica in düsseldorf, schrack seconet will be showcasing the latest from visocall ip: the redundancy concept has been optimised further and now, with new rfid terminals, attendances are set in patient rooms without the need for any manual entry. a new hall, a new stand concept, new highlights – at medica, trade visitors can expect some changes in schrack seconet’s presence. at the international trade fair for the medical industry, visocall ip will be showcased with an unmatched depth of functionality and flexibility. the latest innovations underline the progressiveness of the communication platform. rfid and redundancy new rfid terminals in patient rooms now bring important relief. attendances can be easily set via contactless smart cards. doctors, nurses and service personnel can easily document the services they have provided – manual registration is dispensed with and quality management is effectively supported. the redundancy principle from visocall ip has been further optimised. if a component fails, a “doppelganger” reliably takes on its duties thanks to the many intelligent routines. the concept is now being implemented in every detail and ensures maximum reliability in daily use. moreover, at medica, schrack seconet will also cast a visionary look into the future: a scenario will show what the patient room of the future might look like. schrack seconet at medica 14 to 17 november 2016 in düsseldorf a joint stand with securiton gmbh hall 15, stand 15a55 a target range actual state maintenance including inspection inspection repair time incorrect range maintenance then includes all preventive measures in order to preserve the target state of a fire alarm system – e.g. checking, measuring, adjustment or the replacement of elements. the third stage is the last stage: repair. in so doing, faults are rectified and the fire alarm system is raised again in the target range. as such, the “trio” of inspection, maintenance and repair ensures lasting effectiveness and the operational reliability of the fire alarm system for decades.
www.schrack-seconet.com invitation to medica 2016 invitation visit the experts from schrack seconet at the world’s leading trade fair for the medical industry from 14 – 17 november 2016 in düsseldorf at stand no. 15a55 in hall 15. get your free tickets! just send us a brief e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an online code for your free ticket. we look forward to seeing you there!