Bouygues Energies & Services was tasked by Bülach Town Council with implementing an alert solution for technical alarms, panic alarms and fire alarms. After being triggered by the building management system, technical alarms are forwarded to the novaalert alarm server via a BACnet interface. The solution makes it possible to alert external service providers – such as facility management service providers or building managers – in the event of a threat or fire and to evacuate Bülach town hall, Bülach asylum centre and the building that houses KESB Bülach Nord (the child and adult protective services for Bülach North). In addition, the solution allows the situation to be escalated to external alarm centres, such as Swiss Alertis and Certas.
The alert solution covers around 260 people and was integrated using the novaalert desktopCLIENT and novaalert mobileAPP. As part of the implementation process, Bouygues Energies & Services evaluated all of the interface components involved (building management system/alarm server and panic alarms). To keep the alarm server administration work to an absolute minimum, the specialists at Bouygues Energies & Services linked the user management and alarm group system to the customer’s own Active Directory. They also produced the entire functional specification for the customer and coordinated all the interfaces with external suppliers and project managers.
A key requirement stipulated by the customer was that it had to be easy for the ICT team at Bülach Town Council to carry out maintenance work without any outside assistance. In addition, it had to be possible to view alarm reports at any time.