Flame Security International

Cladding Monitoring System (CMS)

FSI has developed a Cladding Monitoring System (CMS) to monitor fire safety on the external surfaces of buildings.

Flame Security International (FSI) has collaborated with a highly skilled research team at the University of NSW (UNSW) and a number of state government and industry partners, to develop a CMS to monitor fire safety on the external surfaces of buildings. The key features of the CMS are:

  • Real time monitoring enables immediate detection of fire threats giving occupants and first responders more valuable time to evacuate the building and extinguish the fire respectively
  • Detects actual cladding fire so the fire brigade can deploy the correct number of fire appliances at the outset
  • Extremely low cost alternative to cladding replacement
  • Deployment time is very quick
  • Scalable technology – FSI is miniaturising its sensors so they will become even less obtrusive
  • Customisable solutions
  • 24 by 7 real time monitoring with inbuilt redundancy and
  • Integration into the existing fire control panels (which currently do not detect cladding fires)
  • Mobile App provides accurate information to first responders to allow real-time assessment of an emergency enroute to the fire threat
  • Improvement in the response time of emergency services which currently rely on 000 callers to phone them
  • Regular diagnostic & system checks on all cameras and sensors
  • A higher sense of security for building occupants
  • Potential for lower insurance premiums
  • Improvement in the building valuation and the ability to sell or lease units
  • No capital cost, the CMS is provided as a service paid for quarterly

FSI has commenced deployment of pilot systems on a number of prominent buildings in NSW and Victoria.

The CMS system includes optical cameras, infrared cameras, wired and wireless flame detection sensors and a fully redundant back-end cloud infrastructure.  As a complete system, the CMS is able to monitor every square centimetre of combustible cladding in real time including ‘blind’ spots such as alleys, loading docks, overhangs and the undersides of verandas.