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Project Pro le Derry eld School STORY its start in 1964 The Derry eld School in Manchester N H has offered an outstanding college preparatory education to students in grades 6 12 The school has a academic program small classes and rich opportunities in visual and performing arts and extracurricular activities four building school is surrounded by 84 wooded acres and has a 400 seat auditorium music drama rehearsal rooms two art studios two art gallery spaces and a sculpture gar It also equipped with a technology center a library and three fully equipped science labs CHALLENGE the school administration realized it did not have a dependable method for communi emergency events across the entire campus they quickly implemented a number of changes take safety very seriously and some of the challenges we faced were interconnecting our having something happen in one and not being able to communicate with the oth said Gary Harper Director of Facility Operations The Derry eld School er com are times we need to communicate situa quickly to all students faculty and staff Now we connected these messages go to all of our buildings at the same time re or other threats the remaining pieces of network continue to operate properly sharing and continuing to broadcast emergency alerts WORLD HEADQUARTERS Clintonville Road Northford CT 06472 USA 203 484 7161 Fax 203 484 7118 er com depended on re alarm systems from installed in all campus buildings more 11 years ago The Derry eld School looked to on that proven technology with local life safety integrator BK Inc The Derry eld School was able to its existing peripheral devices needing only upgrade its re alarm control panels to NOTIFIER panels Digital Voice Command DVC NOTIFIER was integrated with each panel to the emergency communication capabilities school campus needed The system is setup to out prerecorded messages pertaining to any of emergency Microphones at each control also enable authorized personnel to broad live voice alerts were many programming features we were to potentially employ giving us the exibility to speci c messages for various situations said there a voice telling them the they need to know instead of a blaring with no instructions CONNECTIONS together all re alarm control panels onto one would allow for easy access to informa and control of any system from any panel voice messages would also travel over network to all buildings school wanted total control during any that could happen on campus whether was a tornado an active shooter or other kind of threat to the students said Karlton Klardie BK Systems Inc set out to ensure between buildings and provide total of the campus for emergency preparedness support the campus NOTIFIERNET network Systems installed ber optic cable within and buildings This network setup using ber only supports a high speed of data com between panels and real time mass cation but also provides a high degree of Therefore if one or more components the re alarm network suffer damage possibly new NOTIFIER technology has advanced sub and we needed the latest cutting edge to integrate all the campus buildings Klardie said Now four re panels in four different buildings allow administrators to control of a situation from many buildings or offer more immediate access to real time information NCA 2 Network Control An were installed at each building main plus one was installed in the Gymnasium said because of the school positive experi with NOTIFIER products it was just a matter working with BK Systems Inc to determine products would meet the needs of the Ultimately the new NOTIFIER system allows users to program speci c buttons that would students and staff when the event was a drill or them to a real emergency and provide instruc All alerts whether live or recorded messages be sent with the touch of a single button were several challenges to updating the programming the entire network making the ber optic cables were routed correctly properly updating the programming algorithms accomplish the necessary tasks Updating the ber optic network was a major undertak but Harper said it had positive rami cations interconnectivity between the panels also took BK Systems expertise to make sure communication between all four systems was in messaging UPGRADES major phases of The Derry eld School re and emergency communication systems is complete However Harper is continuing work with BK Systems Inc to tie in the phone which he says will help make the campus more secure in a crisis management situation worked closely with Mr Klardie and talked how we could expand our emergency com in the future Harper said using the microphones on the re alarm panels the school hopes to utilize the system to make announcements Once this phase will allow authorized person to pick up a phone on school property punch in code and use the voice communication system relay speci c messages across campus In ad to emergency alerts the school will be able utilize the messaging system in non emergency for day to day announcements too use of the school emergency communi system will ensure authorized personnel are utilizing the system especially during future upgrade being considered is the of two outdoor giant voice speakers from located at the Upper Campus and one at the Lower Campus The far reaching capabilities of these speakers will to ensure everyone on the 84 acre campus emergency alerts FORWARD the safety and security of the students fac and staff at The Derry eld School is the fore concern of administrators the new system also having a positive effect on the marketing of school With a new school year students are in mock drills to get started and famil themselves with the new system In addition school plans to conduct two drills per year new system is a great way for us to show that we put the safety of our students rst said looking toward being cutting and setting ourselves apart from the competi Other schools do evacuation drills and re but bringing it to this level of communication extraordinary 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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