Brandenburg Government Buildings, Potsdam, Germany

A perfect place to govern. Fire safety and security from Siemens ensure compliance as well as efficient monitoring and control. #CreatingPerfectPlaces
A perfect place to govern

Brandenburg Government Buildings, Potsdam, Germany

The Brandenburg state government site in Potsdam, Germany, includes 20 buildings that house several ministries as well as the state library and the state chancellery.

Challenge

In the 1990s, several fire alarm, intrusion detection and door intercom systems were installed at the site. However, an overarching danger-management system was missing. Security managers weren't able to record activities or emergency radio communications, and they couldn't retrace alarm signals. As a consequence, there were many false alarms, and maintenance and service costs increased. The Brandenburg government called for a completely new fire protection and security system for the 20 buildings at the site.

Solution

Siemens BT installed a new Sinteso FS20 fire alarm system and a CIC 1000 intrusion alarm system in all 20 buildings. Further elements of the order include new alarm sirens, fire detectors and monitoring panels, as well as intrusion detection systems, access control and video surveillance systems. All systems are connected to the security control room of the information and command center using IP technology. The heart of the new fire protection and security technology is the GMA Manager, which brings together all information from the systems. Command center security staff members can monitor and control information centrally. In case of an emergency, reaction times are fast. The new systems were installed during running operations.

Benefits

The new security technology allows employees to obtain all required information quickly from a central location, and enables more efficient and cost-reducing monitoring and control. Siemens thus ensures legal and regulatory compliance and guarantees long-term business continuity. Furthermore, central monitoring and control of various systems enables operators to gain a comprehensive overview of the whole site. Dangerous situations can be detected early on and countermeasures can be launched quickly and preemptively.

References

#CreatingPerfectPlaces around the world