Professional fire protection in cable car stations has been a major issue for some time and is strictly required by the authorities - as is the case with the Karwendelbahn AG in Mittenwald/Germany. There, the operator commissioned a local installation company to install suitable fire protection components. Thanks to a sophisticated technology application, the control centres of the uphill and downhill stations are networked with each other via a radio link.
The way to more safety
Hardly any other area of application requires such complex security systems and services as the transport and logistics sector.
Each of these trades can only guarantee part of the required security on its own. Only their interaction with each other, their networking, ensures comprehensive safety across all trades. This alone meets the requirements of transport and logistics and, last but not least, guarantees the smooth running of everyday work.
Objects are changing
Railway stations, airports and other infrastructural objects have changed tremendously over the last years. Taking the once purely functional construction as a starting point those buildings have experienced a massive phase of emotionalization. No important railway station, no airport nowadays comes without its shopping area. Cinemas or other places where people gather are not a rarity at such locations anymore. On the one hand this development increases the fire load and on the other it brings together larger crowds in smaller spaces. Today video surveillance and intrusion protection concepts are standard in railway stations.
Alarm organization takes on special importance in areas where many people gather. In order to run the alarm organization and the subsequent evacuation in a systematic way, a software-supported, central information management is required. In airports it is extremely important to have the acoustic signaling in several languages as well as smoke extraction from the corridors.
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Targeted evacuation saves lives
Nobody wants to be exposed to a scenario like the one that occurred in 1996 on the arrivals level of Terminal A at Düsseldorf Airport (Germany). Even though it happened 20 years ago, it is still present to many readers. A fire there killed 17 people.
Voice alarm at the underground station Marienplatz in Munich/Germany
The Marienplatz station, designed by the architect Alexander von Branca, is the most important and most used station in the entire Munich underground network. It is where the busy U3 and U6 lines cross the main S-Bahn line. The station provides access to the most important part of the Old Town and the pedestrian zone with its shops and numerous tourist attractions such as the Frauenkirche, the New City Hall (directly above the underground station) or Viktualienmarkt.
Tunnel Safety Solutions
Tunnels are among the most demanding environments for fire safety technology, and require careful planning and rigorous testing before commissioning. From road tunnels to subways and railroad tunnels, these structures serve as an integral part of modern infrastructure which should remain operational around the clock. This pushes expectations of fire safety equipment, software and knowhow to an even higher level.