City of Philadelphia Chooses Keltron LS 7000
Enables Pinpoint Monitoring of City Fire Alarms and Future Expansion
Waltham, Mass., March 2007 – Keltron, a leading developer of life safety event management systems is pleased to announce the deployment of its Keltron LS 7000 life safety event management system at the City of Philadelphia Public Safety Department. Replacing an older system with limited monitoring, the new system monitors life safety alarms in over sixty percent of the City’s municipal buildings.
Chosen for its ability to identify exactly where an alarm is located and the nature of its environment, the network-based Keltron system receives alarm information using various transmission technologies and existing fire panels. The system displays a wide range of critical life safety information to the dispatchers at the City’s central monitoring station, enabling them to respond to critical life safety events quickly and accurately. "The more detailed information our dispatchers have about the nature of an alarm, the more effectively they can determine the best response” noted Frank Punzo, the City’s deputy commissioner of communications for the Department of Public Property. The Department of Public Property manages the physical infrastructure that supports City government operations.
The Keltron system enabled the City to maintain its existing dialer infrastructure. Berkshire Systems Group, Inc. provided the system and maintains it for the City. “We just installed the system, plugged in the existing telephone lines and began testing and programming the system”, said Mike Cirulli, senior applications specialist for Berkshire Systems Group, Inc., “none of the City’s customers needed to change or replace their equipment.” The City plans to enhance their new system with full redundancy in the future.
About Keltron Corporation
Keltron Corporation is a leading provider of life safety event monitoring solutions that enable organizations and companies to provide dependable, scalable, incident response services. Keltron designs and manufactures universally-compatible, UL-listed signaling systems including Ethernet, active network radio, distributed multiplex, direct wire, digital communication and coded systems.
Keltron's solutions protect thousands of hospitals, museums, municipalities, universities, residential, industrial and commercial buildings, government and military facilities. Companies and organizations that rely on Keltron's systems include Sun Oil Co., US Steel, Florida State University, George Mason University, and the City of Naperville, Illinois. Keltron's headquarters are in Waltham, MA. For more information, visit www.keltroncorp.com or call 800-966-6123.