Fire safety in critical areas of commercial buildings - protecting people, assets, business continuity and reputation

In every commercially used building there are many different areas, which require different degrees of protection. The challenges involved in providing optimal fire protection solutions in such areas can be complex and many-sided. Below is an overview of the most critical areas in commercially used buildings, ranging from hotels, historical buildings and museums to data centers and education facilities.

The guidelines contain detailed instructions on how to ensure maximum fire protection and can be used across industries, e.g. parking garages and plant rooms can be found in hotels, office blocks, hospitals, museums etc.

Fire Detection in Guest Rooms

Guest rooms are the primary origin of non confined fires in hotels and are responsible for 72 percent of civilian deaths*. As people are more vulnerable to fire-related accidents when they are sleeping, guest rooms have the highest priority in fire protection.
ASA detectors provide maximum protection and guarantee against false alarms. Find out how to plan a reliable fire protection system especially designed for guest rooms.


Fire Detection in Kitchens

Cooking is the leading cause of hotel fires (46 percent)*. Special fire protection for the many possible ignition sources such as open flames and grease traps is needed.
Only using thermal fire detection in kitchens was a solution in the past. Find out how to plan a reliable fire protection system especially designed for kitchens today.


Fire Detection in Laundries

Did you know that textiles can be self igniting? The laundry is the second biggest area of non confined fires in hotels*. Due to the high energy consumption of appliances and the fire load of textiles, this critical zone needs earliest fire detection.
ASA detectors can give you peace of mind. Find out how to plan a reliable fire protection system especially designed for laundries.


Fire Detection in Restaurants

Fire protection in restaurants has a high priority due to the large concentration of people during peak hours. There are various types of fire risks which vary from event to event.
Early and reliable fire detection helps to avoid panic situations in case of fire. Find out how to plan a reliable fire protection system especially designed for restaurants.


Fire Detection in Stairways

Stairways play a central role as emergency routes since elevators must not be used in the event of a fire.
How can you ensure that stairways can be used safely in case of fire? Find out how to plan a reliable fire protection system especially designed for stairways.


Fire Detection in Parking Garages

A fire in a parking garage can become a dangerous situation due to the high fire load of the vehicles.
Are you looking for the perfect solution to limit fire damage and protect people from CO poisoning? Find out how to plan a reliable fire protection system especially designed for parking garages.


Fire Protection in Plant Rooms

Plant rooms are at the heart of every hotel as business continuity needs to be ensured at all times. These rooms are filled with state-of-the-art, costly electronic and electrical equipment. The accumulation of hardware, electrical power and cabling poses a constant risk of potential ignition through overheating or a short circuit. Thus, in the event of a fire in a plant room, every second counts.

The earliest possible detection combined with intelligent extinguishing and efficient control in one compact cabinet offer optimal protection. Find out how to plan an easy and all-in-one fire safety protection for plant rooms.


Fire Protection in Archives and Storage Vaults

Archives and storage vaults contain irreplaceable items such as documents, books, manuscripts, paintings, etc. and as such need the best protection possible. Detectors that are able to detect even the lowest smoke concentrations and an extinguishing system that causes no harm to the most sensitive and valuable items are the ideal solution. Find out how to plan a reliable fire protection system especially designed for archives and storage vaults.


Fire Detection in Exhibition Rooms

Exhibition rooms often have interior architectural details of high cultural and historical significance and contain objects of irreplaceable value. This calls for a most sophisticated fire protection system. Where aspirating smoke detection is not suitable due to historical ceilings, a combination of wireless and linear smoke detectors can be used to successfully protect people and cultural heritage. Find out how to plan a reliable fire protection system especially designed for exhibition rooms.


* NFPA, U.S. Hotel and Motels Structure Fires; U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA’s) , Hotel and Motel Fires

Fire Detection in Server Rooms

Server rooms are the heart of a company’s information structure. They are extremely critical assets because the loss of data can be devastating and one of the most important objectives of a company is business continuity. About 6% of infrastructure failures in data centers are related to fire.


Fire Detection in Emergency Power Supplies

For data centers emergency power supply is mission critical as it ensures business continuity in case of an outage. Find out how to plan a reliable, tailored fire protection system for emergency power supplies.


Fire Protection in Cleanroom Laboratories

Cleanrooms in universities and commercial research establishments fulfill a key role, as research work in many widely diverse fields would be virtually impossible without them.  A fire in a cleanroom could have devastating financial consequences because of the high cost of replacing any loss due to fire damage and the consequential loss of revenue during the ensuing reconstruction period. Find out how to plan a reliable fire protection system especially designed for cleanrooms.


Fire Protection in Event Venues

Event venues are used for many diverse functions with large numbers of participants. In such buildings it is therefore not surprising that the safety of those participants is of particular importance. Early and reliable fire detection in an environment with extreme deceptive phenomena is a difficult challenge. Find out how to plan a reliable fire protection system especially designed for event venues.


Fire Protection in Student Accommodation

There is a high number of fire brigade call-outs to student accommodation because of false alarms. This is not only a significant cost factor, it is also dangerous for the students. Frequent false alarms lead inevitably to a reluctance to evacuate the building every time a fire alarm is activated. Find out how to plan a reliable fire protection system especially designed for student accommodation.