Case Studies

  • Only second to the Olympics, the World Championships is the largest gathering of ski racers in the world. As a result, organizers needed to set up a temporary facility to accommodate the countless TV and radio broadcasters scheduled to cover the races. The facility, known as The International Broadcast Center, was constructed out of shipping containers—one per country. Broadcast and film-editing services were performed there nearly 24/7 during the two weeks of racing. Located on the very edge of the ski course was another temporary facility for platinum ticket holders. Its walls were made of glass, allowing spectators to watch the races right outside the windows.​ 

  • Toronto Detention Center Chooses NOTIFIER System for Its Ease-of-Use, Extensive Building and Security Systems Integration, and Fast Fire Detection and Removal of Smoke.​

  • Since its start in 1964, The Derryfield School in Manchester, N.H., has offered an outstanding co-educational college preparatory education to students in grades 6-12. The school has a rigorous academic program, small classes and rich opportunities in visual and performing arts, athletics and extracurricular activities.

  • ​En la Caja de ANDE, entidad fi nanciera de Costa Rica, se decidió actualizar el sistema de protección contra incendios, por un sistema basado en NOTIFIER. La instalación representó bastantes retos, pues se trata de tres edificios separados que requerían ser monitoreados integralmente. La implementación de un sistema de alarma contra incendios en tres edificios y cuatro oficinas en locaciones separadas, que estuviera integrado y sincronizado con otros sistemas de seguridad como CCTV, alarmas de intrusión y controles de...

  • ​At Caja de ANDE, fi nancial institution in Costa Rica, it was decided to upgrade the fire protection system, to a NOTIFIER-based program. This installation came with signifi cant challenges since there are three separate buildings that must be monitored comprehensively. Installing a fi re alarm system in three buildings and four offices in separate locations, integrated and synchronized with other security systems such as CCTV, intrusion alarms and access controls. This is one of the technological upgrades made recently​...

  • ​Inaugurado el 25 de mayo de 1908, el Teatro Colón conserva el estilo ecléctico propio de principios del siglo XX. Gracias a su acústica, tamaño e historia, el Teatro Colón ha ubicado un sitial de honor con amantes del arte, arquitectos, diseñadores y ahora, para expertos en seguridad y protección contra incendios.

  • Since its opening on May 25th, 1908, the Colon Theater’s acoustics, size, and history allow for it to be in a place of honor, admired not only by opera lovers but also by architects, designers, and now – after its technological update – by physical safety and fire protection experts.

  • ​The NOTIFIER fire alarm system protecting the priceless treasures housed within the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California, has been expanded to cover the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion – temporary home of the newly retired Space Shuttle Endeavour.

  • A decade ago, St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, N.Y., started a $259 million campus-wide modernization project. The three-phase project included construction of a six-story Patient Care Pavilion with 24 operating rooms (OR) occupying two floors.


  • The fire alarm system protecting the SC1 Data Center in Santa Clara, California, offers four levels of redundancy throughout the center and monitors 2,700 devices, protecting the 360,000 square-foot facility with a number of ultra safe options. DuPont Fabros Technology Inc., one of the country’s leading data center owners, operators and developers of wholesale data centers, recently opened the SC1 facility, which is spread over 16 acres.

  • ​Water is one of Arizona's most precious resources and the Colorado River satisfies much of the demand.

  • Water is one of Arizona’s most precious resources and the Colorado River satisfies much of the demand. The 336-mile-long Central Arizona Project (CAP) aqueduct annually delivers approximately 1.6 million acre-feet of Colorado River Water to cities, Indian Tribes and Farms in Central and Southern Arizona. The CAP consists of 15 pumping plants that lift the water approximately 2,400 feet from the Colorado River to south of Tucson.​

  • ​Established in 1852 in the City of Quebec, Canada, Université Laval was the first French-speaking University in North America. In 1950, construction began on its main campus in Sainte-Foy, which was then on the outskirts of the city. It has grown into what is now referred to as a city within a city.
    The university’s statistics are impressive: the 300-acre campus has over 32 buildings, which are linked by 10 kilometers of underground pedestrian and service tunnels designed to cope with harsh Canadian winters. The Université Laval hosts a sizeable community of approximately 44,000 students and 8,000 employees within an urban/rural setting of dense woods, grasslands and sports fi elds covering more than half the campus.

  • There are 152 Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals across the country. At three of those hospitals — the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in New York, the Grand Junction VA Medical Center in Colorado and the Dallas VA Medical Center in Texas—NOTIFIER fire alarm and emergency communications systems are keeping vets safe when they seek care. All three sites made fire protection upgrades to be expanded across future facility additions.​

  • For over two centuries, Union College of Schenectady, N.Y. has been one of the nation's leading independent liberal arts colleges. Its mission statement declares the school is “committed to the life of the mind.” A recent investment in a new, campus-wide fire alarm and life safety system is a testament to the school’s dedication to student and staff life safety.​

  • Utilizing NOTI-FIRE-NET network technology, Towson University has been able to tie together new and existing EVAC systems throughout the campus. Connectivity between individual buildings has been accomplished using the university’s existing, campus-wide Ethernet network—another considerable cost saver.​

  • The New York Mets National League ballpark, named Citi Field, is a 1.2 million-square-foot facility in Flushing, New York, which comprises a contoured seating design within the ballpark’s “bowl” and 360º walking path around the entire park. Countless hours were spent on the planning, installation and testing of this massive facility’s fire protection system which centers on a NOTIFIER ONYX® Series NFS2-3030 fire alarm control panel with integrated DVC (Digital Voice Command) for its head-end.​

  • The Rumba Room's theater smoke was triggering the facility’s fire alarm on almost a nightly basis, resulting in one to two hours of down time and thousands of dollars in lost revenue. Callide Technical of California used a NOTIFIER NFS2-640 intelligent fire alarm system and the IntelliQuad multi-criteria detector to stop the nuisance alarms, downtime, and loss of revenue.​

  • Utilizing NOTIFIER’s ONYX® Series of fire protection systems, Alan Doorly, CET, Director of Operations for Cross Fire and Security Co., Inc., of Brooklyn, New York. was able to engineer a user-friendly system capable of supervising a large number of nodes with several thousand initiating and indicating devices.​

  • GM Powertrain Plant - The GM plant expects efficiencies and streamlined notification with its new fire protection and emergency communications network. Bob Downey, GM’s General Supervisor of Engineering Lab Support, explains, “The new networked system will enhance GM’s ability to monitor the conditions and status of the facility, which is consistent with the rest of the safety culture at our facility.” ​

  • Ontario Science Centre Fire Protection Gets Futuristic Upgrade - Customized, Dependable System Features Unique Emergency Scene Assessment Tool for First Responders - Set on the edge of a ravine, the 540,000-square-foot Ontario Science Centre is the size of a large airport, with three separate buildings on different elevations as they descend into the valley. Nearly 1.4 million people visit the Centre annually to take in everything from the science of electricity and space exploration to how the body works.​

  • When Thomas Young talks about the size of his school district, he’s not making a joke about how big everything is in the Lone Star State.
    The Clear Creek Independent School District is about 20 miles south of Houston, Texas, with 40,000 students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. Young, the special projects supervisor, handles fi re protection and other security responsibilities for the district.  He Monitors 49 sites, including 44 schools and fi ve auxiliary sites, which house technology, transportation and more.
  • Mexico City, Mexico - NOTIFIER NFS-3030 System Protects Sony's New Headquarters - Sony Corporation has installed NOTIFIER's NFS-3030 intelligent fire alarm system at its Mexico City headquarters - a sophisticated, 80,000-square-foot facility in the Santa Fe section of the city. Designed for fire detection and evacuation in medium- to large-scale facilities, the NFS-3030's autoprogramming feature enables the system to be operational within minutes.​

  • Ramapo College of New Jersey gets high marks for student safety - In keeping with its high standard of excellence, Ramapo College choose to install the UniNet 2000 monitoring network to protect its newly constructed buildings, along with its existing academic and dormitory space. The UniNet 2000's ability to integrate different systems, from different manufacturers, enabled the college to keep existing equipment in place — a huge cost savings benefit.​

  • Hollywood & Highland's Kodak Theatre - Home to many of Hollywood’s premier, red-carpet events, the Kodak Theatre is part of Hollywood & Highland’s 2,000,000 square-foot development in Hollywood, California. The entire development, and all the stars of stage and screen who visit it, are protected by NOTIFIER’s intelligent fire alarm network, NOTI•FIRE•NETTM, installed by Pyrocomm Systems.​

  • NOTI•FIRE•NET Network Ensures Patient Safety at Leading Medical Center - Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa, one of the most technologically sophisticated hospitals in the country, protects its patients and employees with a NOTI•FIRE•NET network from NOTIFIER.​

  • ​PROTECTING THOSE WHO SERVE - The U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) provides healthcare, disability benefits, pensions, home loans, life insurance and educational assistance to the nation’s military veterans. At the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) in Oakland, Calif., more than 85,000 veterans receive some of the world’s finest medical care delivered by dedicated doctors using cutting-edge technology. VAPAHCS also is a teaching hospital affiliated with Stanford University and provides training for 1,300 residents, interns and students each year.

  • ​It took a full two years to commission a massive network of three NOTIFIER NFS2-3030 ONYX Series fire alarm control panels, 53 subpanels and more than 2,600 devices throughout 550 rooms, tunnels and platforms within one of the world’s busiest commuter hubs. In additional to sprinkler monitoring, the system integrates with a number of ancillary building systems to perform code-required controls of escalators and elevators, plus fans for smoke control. Thanks to some savvy engineering and state-of-the-art technology, this 50-yearold, New York City train station is now outfitted with a single, integrated fire alarm and emergency communications system.

  • Texas Children’s Hospital recently added a new high-rise facility to its five building campus in Houston. The new Pavilion for Women, designed to care for the highest risk mothers and babies, is essentially two towers, one 15 floors, the other six floors, that are connected at the base. The building is an entire city block wide and two football fields long.