Johnson Controls, a provider of smart and sustainable building technologies, is reimagining fire safety with the launch of its Smart Connected Fire Sprinkler Monitoring solution. As part of Johnson Controls OpenBlue suite of digital solutions, this industry-first solution delivers real-time insights into fire sprinkler system health to enable swift preventative action. The solution empowers building managers to transform their maintenance strategies from reactive to proactive, helping to prevent costly and dangerous equipment failures before they occur.
Leveraging the latest in monitoring, sensor and data transfer technology, the Smart Connected Fire Sprinkler Monitoring solution continuously gathers information, such as pressure, temperature and water presence, to measure the overall health of the sprinkler system. This information is relayed to the customer dashboard via the cloud. When collected data indicates a potential adverse system condition, such as freezing pipes, pressure imbalances or pipe leaks, a proactive notification is automatically sent to the building manager who can then quickly address the issue.
The alternative is costly and dangerous; gone unnoticed and unresolved, these adverse conditions can eventually lead to complete fire sprinkler system failure. As a result, the building is at risk of complete shutdown, leading to expensive emergency repairs, business disruption, loss of profits and removal of occupants. And with resources tighter than ever, this is a situation many businesses cannot afford.
“As we head into the colder winter months, fire sprinkler systems are left more vulnerable to issues like frozen pipes or leaks,” said Scott Lapcewich, vice president of service operations, fire protection solutions at Johnson Controls. “Couple that with many buildings left minimally occupied and perhaps minimally monitored, systems are even more susceptible to damage. Our customers deserve access to intelligent, round-the-clock monitoring to not only avoid system downtime, but also ensure their systems are ready to deliver optimal fire and life safety. We’re proud to deliver the first-to-market solution that helps protect our customers’ people and property.”
The Smart Connected Fire Sprinkler Monitoring solution is just one component of the OpenBlue suite of tailored, data-powered technologies. These cutting-edge technologies combined with data provide actionable insights that allow buildings to become more intelligent spaces and empower facility managers to optimize their facilities’ operations and safety.
To learn more about the Smart Connected Fire Sprinkler Monitoring solution, and the full suite of OpenBlue technology, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com.