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Technical Benefits

A faster and more reliable way to connect with emergency response teams.

 

OPEN ACCESSTM is a high speed bi-directional gateway:

  • For direct, immediate alarm delivery
  • From alarm monitoring stations to emergency response teams
  • Providing alarm data transmission, between UL/ULC alarm station software, and emergency services E-911 Computer Aided Dispatch systems.
  • Flagging critical building data where Fire Department CAD permits.

How OPEN ACCESSTM improves upon conventional notification procedures:

Fire alarms are sent directly and automatically to the fire department under the supervision of the monitoring station operator

  1. Under OPEN ACCESSTM Fire alarms are sent directly and automatically to the fire department under the supervision of the monitoring station operator
  2. The alarm operator receives acknowledgement that the signal has received emergency services response, or OPEN ACCESSTM provides an error message to the operator allowing prompt manual response
  3. Monitoring stations and fire departments see all signals sent and received
  4. To ensure ongoing supervision, the OPEN ACCESSTM alarm remains active at the monitoring station
  5. All network transmissions are recorded and supervised

OPEN ACCESSTM:

  • does not require new alarm equipment
  • does not affect the monitoring standards of UL, NFPA, FM or ULC
  • is an open, low cost, network protocol
  • allowing fire alarms from UL/ULC alarm central stations to go directly to a fire department's CAD dispatch system

OPEN ACCESSTM applications:

  • commercial buildings
  • high rise apartments
  • high rise, low rise seniors' residences
  • hospitals, and schools
  • city buildings and offices
  • all premises required to be monitored as per local fire and building codes