Notifier Project Profi le Toronto Detention Center

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Project Pro le Toronto Detention Center STORY part of an effort to modernize its correctional facilities the provincial government in Ontario commissioned the construction of the Toronto South Detention Center TSDC The facility which was built in two phases consists of three seven story towers can house up to 1,650 inmates Attached to the facility is the 320 bed Toronto Intermittent TIC which was built to house inmates serving weekend sentences TSDC is the result of a public private partnership that combined design construction nancing and a 30 year maintenance agreement In addition to inmate housing the facility boasts a large administration building admission and discharge area and a power and structure To support such a sprawling complex government of cials knew they needed a re alarm and suppression system that could accommodate their unique set of while also being easy for guards and other facility personnel to use er com started the initial design stage for the when Ontario rst announced construction for the TSDC but Godara explained the instal didn start until two years later when the was actually awarded As such keeping the project schedule was a challenge in and of Adding to the complexity was the matter that of the jail interior was pre fabricated in the States the project on a very tight schedule a challenge but we were able to nish the ahead of schedule said Godara was most sophisticated high tech integration of a re alarm and voice evac system that you see WORLD HEADQUARTERS Clintonville Road Northford CT 06472 USA 203 484 7161 Fax 203 484 7118 er com INTEGRATION AND CONTROL accomplish this the province turned to Vipond a leading distributor and integrator of re and safety solutions throughout Canada Accord to Vipond Vice President Mike Godara of cials a system that could be monitored and from a central location and could also with other building management systems to meet Ontario re code the system had to have standalone functionality organization sought out a systems integra to provide a complete low voltage package one of the major components of that was the re alarm system It is a very large facility that by numerous people at any given time so had to design it to have minimum false alarms Godara also had to be easy to use and which is why we decided to install a system The system we provided can be as a standalone solution for each tower and area but they are also networked together addition to seven NOTIFER NFS2 3030 re alarm panels Godara and his team also installed ONYXWorks workstations which enabled the of the re alarm system with other se and surveillance networks installed through the jail The re alarm system is controlled a central alarm and control facility within the building Additionally the NOTIFIER is connected to the TSDC security system 30 locations throughout the facility providing with an interface to the re alarm on their COMPLEXITY NOTIFIER system is also integrated with a communications system and a re ghter so they can page from any area in the added Godara to its very nature TSDC also required the abil to evacuate only certain portions of facility in the of the re According to Godara the Vipond was able to satisfy this requirement due the exibility of the NOTIFIER system of the bigger challenges was to provide se evacuation said Godara only want to the area where the re is and the NOTI system is exible enough to achieve that With graphical user interface on the ONYXWorks guards can pinpoint the exact location a re quickly and take action Detection and Control was also tasked with the responsibility of smoke detectors throughout the facility total of 2,500 spot type smoke detectors were throughout the complex this many smoke detectors inside the build it ensures early detection in the event of a re Godara due to the threat of vandalism Godara his crew had to come up with an innovative to install the devices inside inmate cells code requires a smoke detector in each cell of prison But because of the potential for vandal we did not put them inside the cell itself Godara we mounted the detec in the return air ducts located in the service of each cell with an easy access hatch for 1,200 System Sensor speaker strobes were as part of the project as well as a smoke system consisting of large number of and fans installed to reduce smoke and airborne matter from spreading throughout building during res or other events system also provides a very large smoke network in the facility so we are monitor and controlling about 800 dampers for smoke purposes added Godara was a big to provide smoke and tear gas control for facility but we achieved it through the imple of the NOTIFER system over 60 years NOTIFIER has been a leader in the re alarm industry Today we are the largest of engineered re alarm systems with over 400 distributors worldwide and regional operations on every continent for the exibility and options your business needs Leaders in Life Safety Technology

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