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Landlines are becoming obsolete, which means it’s time to upgrade your fire monitoring system to a more reliable, updated technology.
As the Facilities Director for Garvey School District, Kevin Hobby is always looking for ways to improve the efficiency of his operations and reduce on-going costs. Kevin identified the amount of money that Garvey School District was spending on telephone lines. He and his team began to look for alternative communication solutions for their alarm monitoring needs. He investigated wireless technologies including cellular solutions and MeshWrx’s mesh radio technology solution. His number one criterion was reliability. In the event of an incident occurring at one of his campuses, he wanted to make sure that the communication system would perform. He compared the mesh technology solution to other wireless communication solutions and chose MeshWrx for the following reasons:
A fire alarm system alerts everyone in the building that a fire has been detected and to evacuate the building. This usually involves local audible devices that go off when a fire is detected. However, that fire alarm system does NOT notify the fire department that there is a fire in the building.
New technologies such as high-speed internet connections via cable, VOIP, mobile phone networks, and fiber-optic cabling are replacing the outdated, inefficient copper phone lines of the past.
This month’s MeshWrx client spotlight features Kidder Mathews, the largest independent commercial real estate firm on the West Coast. Kidder Mathews is a 50-year-old firm with 22 office locations across the west. They provide a comprehensive service offering that includes brokerage, property management, valuation advisory and more. Their market expertise is broad and includes; healthcare, industrial, life science/technology, retail, office, multifamily, and religious and educational facilities.
The cooperative nature of the network gives participants more control over the network, and more importantly, it lowers their cost.
Because of this focus, there is no need to expand or upgrade the technology to provide improved performance. Once you install the MeshWrx solution, you will not be required to upgrade this technology in the future. Set it and forget it.
wireless mesh networks are dedicated solely for the purpose of transmitting alarm data. There is no competition for signal strength from competing data sources like those impacting cellular platforms.
Unlike cellular, there is no single point of failure on a mesh network. As new devices are added, the network gets stronger and system performance and reliability increase.
Mesh networks work similarly to the way the internet works, in which internet routers use multiple hops to send information from one point to another. The only difference with mesh networks is that the signals are routed wirelessly, rather than over fiber optic cables.
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