Automated lighting specialist Safecility and facilities management company Sensori have partnered to launch a wireless emergency lighting system which they say ensures that a building's fire safety regulations can be met remotely and in real-time.
It is said to be the world's first commercial NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) enabled wireless emergency lighting system that can assist businesses in streamlining their building management procedures.
The system uses a unique application developed by Safecility that automatically tests critical fire safety systems and streams data over Vodafone's NB-IoT network, where compliance is tracked from the onsite IoT sensors.
The Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in London in 2017 led to a re-examination of fire safety procedures in the UK and other countries.
Lighting is legally required to be tested at least four times per year, a primarily manual task.
Many buildings have not achieved compliance due to the scale of resources required.
The new wireless solution from Safecility helps businesses to overcome these resourcing issues.
It is said to be easily installed, sits securely in the building and doesn’t require additional gateway or communications infrastructure.
It's anticipated that the technology will create significant efficiencies in building management costs, particularly for companies with expansive property portfolios or large public buildings.