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.