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Brazil hospital complex installs connected fire alarm system

Brazil’s bustling general practice hospital in São Paulo, the Centro Médico Campinas installed a connected fire alarm system.

Over the past five decades, the hospital campus has undergone significant expansions to add new buildings and specialized healthcare services.

This resulted in installing eleven different, incompatible fire alarm panels across the sprawling campus that required individual monitoring, cleaning, and maintenance.

For seamless, around-the-clock fire safety of the entire premises, clinic operators wanted a unified and future-proof system. The Hospital Centro Médico Campinas chose a system designed by Bosch and implemented by Brazcamp Tecnologia installers in Campinas, Brazil for a completely integrated fire alarm system to provide optimized safety coverage.

The system secures the entire city hospital campus around the clock. All fire detection devices are connected via the Modular Fire Panel 5000 Series from Bosch for improved response times and better maintenance options –including remote maintenance – to the healthcare facility.

The project also required retrofitting of legacy fire prevention equipment and smart connectivity to accommodate the premises’ unique layout. By installing one single, fully customized solution, the hospital:

• Fixed compatibility challenges. Integration and consolidation of all data from connected devices on the fire panel. Thanks to retrofitting of legacy detectors, devices now communicate seamlessly.

• Decentralized access 24/7. Direct access for personnel via remote keypads connected to three desked areas: Main reception, on-site fire department, and operation and control center.

• Entire campus on a single network. Five loop modules cover all areas of Hospital Centro Médico Campinas with panels and detectors, including sensitive environments such as the ICU, operating theater, patient wards, and the hospital laboratory.

• Increased safety response and situational awareness via full integration with gas detection, sprinklers, and access control. As a result, personnel can pinpoint the location of a fire precisely and unlock doors and gates in case of an event for improved evacuation.

As the hospital continues to grow, the flexibility of the new solution allows for future integrations, such as access control and voice alarms.