Open Connect Gateway from Apollo Fire Detectors allows fire alarm control panels to be linked to building management systems (BMS) using standard protocols, thereby increasing the efficiency and reducing the costs of system management. Environmental and security systems, such as heating, ventilation and lighting, can be readily integrated using modern building management systems.
However, fire detection systems are safety-critical and subject to stringent standards and controls, so they usually had to be kept separate. The company’s system, however, allows the full integration of an Apollo-based fire detection and alarm system into a BMS without any modification to either system. This allows all building services to be controlled from a single point without compromising the integrity of the fire alarm system or other essential building equipment.