Siemens Introduces Cerberus™ Cloud Apps for Fire Safety Systems
Florham Park, N.J. | June 23, 2020
- Enables secure remote access to facility owners / operators and Siemens Solution Partners
- Provides a real-time view of fire protection systems and status
- Increases service efficiency and response time
Siemens is unveiling Cerberus™ Cloud Apps, a suite of products that provides remote connectivity to fire protection systems. Cerberus™ Portal, Cerberus™ Test App, and Cerberus™ Tunnel allow service providers and building operators to monitor, service and operate fire systems. Used on either a laptop, tablet or smart phone, these apps improve efficiency and productivity, and reduce maintenance costs and time.
Cerberus Portal allows clients to remotely access their installed base 24/7, with fire system information continuously sent to the cloud. Real-time monitoring enables incidents to be immediately sent to the Cerberus Portal and via email or text if an alarm or other system events occur. In addition, the portal’s dashboard provides an overview of multi-site fire protection systems that are often geographically dispersed. This cloud connectivity allows service providers to arrive on site well prepared and building operators to access the system for increased transparency and business continuity.
Cerberus Test App now makes annual on-site detector testing easier. It helps simplify detector testing workflows and generates testing reports quickly. With Cerberus Test App, a single technician can test each detector, with optional text-to-speech verification, and confirm that the right detector is shown at the panel. Having just one person conduct all the work reduces the time and effort needed for periodic maintenance and testing.
Finally, Cerberus Tunnel provides a secure connection to a fire control panel for a certified technician. Using Cerberus Tunnel, technicians can provide operational assistance, diagnosis and troubleshooting without having to travel to sites. This helps speed up response time, reduces costs, and makes better use of operational and engineering support.
These cloud-based services offer service providers and end users more convenience and flexibility with minimum hardware costs and no investment in additional in-house server capacity. Remote connectivity allows customers to have complete transparency of the site’s status 24/7, with instant notifications delivered through portal access, email, or text. The service portfolio helps ensure business continuity with proactive and faster handling of issues and increased satisfaction levels for service providers, building owners and operators.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To learn more about Siemens’ Cerberus Cloud Apps offering, please visit https://sie.ag/2XGoNic.
Cerberus is a trademark of Siemens and/or its affiliates in some countries.
Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. SI creates environments that care. With around 71,000 employees worldwide, Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, and its U.S. corporate headquarters in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA.
Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed company Siemens Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is shaping the world market for passenger and freight services. Due to its majority stakes in the publicly listed companies Siemens Healthineers AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital healthcare services as well as environmentally friendly solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation. For more than 160 years, the company has innovated and invented technologies to support American industry spanning manufacturing, energy, healthcare and infrastructure. In fiscal 2019, Siemens USA reported revenue of $26.5 billion, including $1.23 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
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