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U PENN PUTS OUT THE FIRE
The University of Pennsylvania (U Penn), located in Philadelphia, is an urban college campus with 147 buildings tucked into only 3 square miles. Therefore, an effective fire life safety system is critical, says Eugene Janda, CFPS (certified fire protection specialist), chief of fire and emergency services for the university.
Previously the campus fire system had a single point of failure, meaning that if one network panel malfunctioned, the whole system was thrown offline. Additionally, the system was based on copper wiring and phone lines, which led to an incident when digging was being done for a construction project off-campus. The crews hit a large cable containing phone lines, and “in the final analysis we lost a lot of monitoring capability throughout our alarm systems,” Janda says. “That’s how we came to the decision that we wanted to upgrade and reduce our risk of having failures again.”
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