Siemens Building Technologies launches knowledge center to support education

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Siemens Building Technologies launches smoke detection knowledge center to support industry education

New Knowledge Center Web Site Demonstrates Efficacy of Smoke Detection

Buffalo Grove, Ill., January 16, 2012 – Research shows that the risk of dying in a fire is halved when smoke detectors are installed. With this in mind, Siemens Industry, Inc., a pioneering manufacturer of fire protection systems, has created an online resource designed to deliver current, relevant information to help fire professionals, building owners, property managers, city planners and consulting engineers explain the vitally important role smoke detection systems play in protecting lives and property.

The Smoke Detection Knowledge Center features a wealth of content regarding the value of smoke detection in commercial settings, including:

  • An animated video demonstrating how quickly detectors alert occupants of danger in a fire before sprinklers activate to extinguish it
  • A historical timeline showing how changing needs drove innovation in fire prevention technology
  • Explanations of the inner workings of modern smoke detection technology
  • Statistics on how coupling smoke detectors with sprinkler systems can save lives
  • An in-depth whitepaper featuring the science behind smoke detection technology and its evolution

To explore smoke detection’s critical role in fire prevention, please visit the Smoke Detection Knowledge Center.

For more information about Siemens Fire Prevention products, please visit Siemens Building Technologies website.

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Siemens Industry

Siemens Industry, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Siemens’ global Industry Sector business—the world’s leading supplier of production, transportation and building technology solutions. The company’s integrated hardware and software technologies enable comprehensive industry-specific solutions for industrial and infrastructure providers to increase their productivity, sustainability and profitability. The Industry Sector includes six divisions: Building Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and Osram Sylvania. With nearly 204,000 Siemens Industry Sector employees worldwide, the Industry Sector posted a worldwide profit of $4.7 billion on revenues of $47.3 billion in fiscal 2010.

Building Technologies

A division of Siemens Industry, Inc., Building Technologies is a leading provider of energy and environmental solutions, building controls, electrical distribution equipment, fire safety and security systems solutions. Building Technologies provides a full range of services and solutions from more than 100 locations coast-to-coast, enabling America’s buildings to be more comfortable, secure and environmentally friendly as well as less costly to operate. Worldwide, it has nearly 42,000 employees and operates from more than 500 locations in 51 countries. The Building Technologies Division posted worldwide revenues of $9.3 billion in fiscal 2010.

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