GAMMA Instabus in Stadelheim Prison
Building and safety technology with KNX-based GAMMA instabus
The new women’s wing at Stadelheim Prison has been equipped with the most advanced building management systems. Lighting is controlled by the KNX-based GAMMA instabus.
The new women’s wing at Stadelheim Prison in Munich is one of the most modern correctional institutions in terms of building and safety technology. For example, if a sensor chip in the cell intercom system reports to the main guardhouse that a duty officer is going into a cell, the light in that cell is automatically switched on. This makes it impossible for detainees to ambush the correctional staff in the dark. Lighting control throughout the building is governed reliably and efficiently with the Gamma instabus, which is based on the KNX standard. Other functions save energy; for example, a light value controller is used to automatically switch off cell lighting in the daylight.
The cables for video surveillance, building control technology (BCT), and lighting control all are routed to the main guardhouse. Fault messages from building technology are collected via the KNX-based Gamma instabus and forwarded to the BCT. Particular advantages of an electrical installation with the Gamma instabus are that the system is freely configurable and is extremely versatile, which helps ensure optimal functionality. Installation costs are minimal.