Kentec brings Vizulinx to market for remote management of fire episodes

Kentec, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of life-critical control systems, has launched Vizulinx. This solution is branded as a sophisticated, yet easy to use fire alarm management system that enables building managers and service providers to monitor and control fire systems remotely.

Highly configurable using an embedded web server and simple configuration wizard, Vizulinx can pass fire system events via e-mail, SMS, Modbus and BACnet message format using a standard IP connection. Event notifications are triggered and processed immediately and, for e-mail or a mobile phone message, can be routed to any number of recipients based on the event types including fire, pre-alarm, fault, disable, in test, technical alarm and security.

Kevin Swann, managing director of Kentec, stated: “The speed of communication is especially useful. Since all events are sent immediately, end users can reduce the number of false alarms by investigating the cause of the alarm before it’s escalated, thereby preventing any unnecessary and potentially disruptive evacuations. Vizulinx is particularly suited to managers of multiple sites, making their portfolio of properties easier and less time-consuming to manage by dint of delivering any fire alarm activity through a single platform.”

Modbus and BACnet connectivity allows a simple, low-cost integration into BMS. The ability to monitor equipment via 16 switched inputs with customised messages allows support for conventional fire and extinguishing systems in addition to the serial RS232 interface for the Syncro networked systems.

Upgrade options include the ability to interface to two-way radio systems, ESPA telephone and pager units. Speech diallers are also available, while future connectivity via GSM will be provided for those sites where Internet connectivity isn’t available.

Vizulinx works with Kentec’s complete range of alarm panel technology including Syncro AS, Sigma XT, Sigma XT+, Syncro XT+, Sigma CP, Elite RS and Taktis.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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