New emergency response system.(Product guide)

Vision Fire and Security is the principle industrial partner in the FireGrid consortium led by BRE that is working on a 2.3 million [pounds sterling] project to research and develop a new prototype emergency response system. The project is supported by the DTI-led Technology Programme which has been designed to help businesses work collaboratively with each other and with academic partners to develop technologies that will underpin products and services of the future.

The concepts and technology developed during the three year 'FireGrid' will provide firefighters with live data from the building sensors (eg thermocouples, cameras and fire detection systems). The systems will also provide information concerning the likely sequence of events before they actually unfold by integrating the live data into predictive computer models of the building. …

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