Fire

CST pagers help cut false alarms.(Product guide)

Paging company Call-Systems Technology is at the heart of a pioneering scheme to reduce false fire alarms in the UK's supermarkets and other public buildings.

False alarms, whether accidental through electrical failure or malicious, cost Britain's Fire Service millions of pounds a year. For a large public building with lots of people inside--such as a supermarket--usually a minimum of three fire engines respond, and the average cost of a 'scramble' is 1,000 [pounds sterling].

Now a partnership between Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and supermarket chain ASDA has shown a way to radically reduce the number of these false call-outs. And the new system is based around some clever pager technology supplied by communications specialist CST (Call-Systems Technology). …

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