Fire Alarm Systems Integration of wireless radio modules

2.4 GHz & 868MHz - Fire Alarm Systems

CoreNetiX provides highly efficient IP (Internet Protocol) based wireless intelligent network stacks on top of cutting-edge design solutions for Radio Chips. We enable highest performance of the wireless link and scalability of a sensor network by incorporating and synchronizing applications protocols with IP based network stack functions and the Radio Chip design features. In addition, CoreNetiX integrates networking software into existing OEM hardware and also provides Engineering Services.

A Practical Example:

Fire Alarm Systems In the past, fire alarm systems have generally been supplied and installed wired. That was because there was usually no alternative to wired systems even though they were relatively expensive when compared with wireless systems because the strict provisions of standards such as EN 54-25 either rule wireless alternatives out entirely or subject them to severe restrictions. Fire alarms must, for example, be secured by redundant links. Where wireless solutions are possible, providers have tended to rely on point-to-point connections, with redundancy being assured by using two frequency bands. But a communication partner has to be installed for each fire alarm – an enormous expense that sends the costs flying sky-high.

With the IP500® standard and using flexible meshing technology, fire alarms can now be installed anywhere in the building. With sufficient wireless coverage, no additional devices are required, and if the coverage is insufficient, you simply install a repeater to extend the mesh network dynamically as required.

Alternatively or in addition, wired IP500® products that generally also function as repeaters ensure communication, relaying messages dynamically in the mesh network. In this way secure, robust, and standard-compliant fire alarms systems can be installed using wireless technology. The potential is there. At present only about two to five percent of fire alarms are networked wirelessly, and around 30 to 40 percent could go wireless without difficulty, according to the manufacturers, if the right technology were available. In listed buildings where few structural changes are permitted there is little or no alternative to wireless solutions.

Examples of applications that can be realized by using IP500® solutions:


Security I: Fire alarms coupled with escape route control, smoke extraction, lighting, and access control. Security II: Break-in detection with window, door, and movement surveillance.

Energy Management I: Energy savings of up to 30 percent can be achieved by means of individual adjustment of lighting, heating, or window positions.

Energy Management II: Smart grids can only be implemented by means of a wide range of good sensors in buildings. IP500® ensures interruption-free communication and easy installation in different sensor products to achieve the most comprehensive and low-cost sensor basis in buildings.

Maintenance: Surveillance of machines, solar panels, or smoke detectors that are hard to access. Essential maintenance can as a consequence be undertaken when required and not just prophylactically or at regular intervals.


IP500® Members / Fire & Security Solutions