Unit uses phone network to check emergency lights

AN INNOVATIVE remote monitoring unit for emergency lights has been unveiled.

As the unit connects to the emergency luminaires with the Dali cable and matches its Dali serial number, the need for on-site commissioning is eliminated

The product uses telematics via the GSM network to check and test the emergency lighting in remote locations, such as retail outlets across the country.

Developed by UK tech specialists Fab Controls, the EmMonit retrieves information without an internet or LAN connection.

The technology also has the potential to expand into other areas of technology improving validation information, control and operating information, say the developers.

The unit allows a centrally-located facilities management team to remotely carry out the necessary tests and surveys of installations in many stores located all over the country.

Additionally, cloud-based software automatically performs and logs the required monthly reports and produces the necessary legal documentation.

Reports can be downloaded in PDF format and all test data is archived for future reference and compliance.

Diagnostics include bus voltage, bus current and short circuits. Any faults are notified to engineers using email or text messages.

As the unit connects to the emergency luminaires with the Dali cable and matches its Dali serial number, the need for on-site commissioning is eliminated and an electrical contractor can perform the installation rather than a dedicated commissioning engineer.

Each Din-rail mounted unit supports two networks of up to 60 Dali emergency fittings.

Dubbed EmMonIT, the systems requires the user to have a valid GreenLux subscription allowing them to monitor, manage and maintain the installation.

 

 

  • Lux’s next free-to-attend Emergency Lighting Conference takes place in the Escape Zone at the LuxLive 2019 exhibition. The show takes place on Wednesday 13 November and Thursday 14 November 2018 at ExCeL London. Entry is free if you pre-register HERE.