Dublin Airport awarded for fire alarm app

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Dublin Airport has won the innovation in technology and systems award for its fire alarm app at the Facilities Management Awards.

The app was designed to help Dublin Airport fire alarm responders find the location of a fire alarm activation using a graphical map interface, helping them react without delay.

The winning technology is the result of a collaboration between Dublin Airport’s IT and operational safety departments, its fire safety service provider Masterfire, and mobile application development specialists iGuide.

Gavan Farrell, Dublin Airport IT project manager, said the project team was delighted to win the award which recognizes the most effective use of a system or technology in Ireland’s facilities management sector.

“We have approximately 14,000 fire sensors located across both terminals, so speed is key in pinpointing the source of a fire alarm so that any potential impact on the passenger journey is minimized,” Farrell said.

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