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Specification For Life Safety Alarm Monitoring (Category-03)

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Specification For Life Safety Alarm Monitoring (Category-03):

Dubai Civil Defence has made a commitment to enhancing Life Safety and National Security in Dubai by implementing a 24x7x365 Remote Monitoring System (RMS).

RMS will detect and report alarms in real-time from Fire and Fire Fighting Systems, Lift and Gas detection systems in residential, domestic, commercial and industrial buildings.

The project includes the entire Emirate of Dubai and covers every type of buildings right from Warehouses to high rise buildings. The project will be using state of the art technology (M2M) to automatically send alarm signals in case of emergency. Information including exact details on alarm location and status will be provided to DCD for immediate response.

The buildings/sheds are divided into different categories. The specifications for Buildings/sheds falling within Category 3 are as follows:

Buildings with a gross area above 5000 sq ft and below 15,000 sq ft and with any of the following parameters are specified as Category-3.

  1. Two Room Commercial Establishments
  2. Three to Seven Storey Buildings

Industrial sheds (e.g. Warehouse/factories etc.) above 5000 sq ft and below 15,000 sq ft (including the distance of water tank from shed area)without hazardous material storage

Any Category-3 building/industrial sheds may have the following alarm monitoring systems

  1. Fire Alarm
  2. Fire Pumps
  3. Fire-Water Tank Low Level
  4. Lifts

Subscriber should provide a single Interface Panel for interfacing with the Dubai Civil Defence monitoring panel. In the event of a single interface panel not being provided, the building category will be treated as Category 5.

The Interface Panel shall have the following capability.

  1. Separate Volt free contacts (VFC) for the following points. The state of the VFC should ideally be Closed (NC) during normal conditions and Open (NO) during an alarm condition.
    • Fire-Water Tank Low Level
    • Common Lift Alarm and Fault
    • Common Fire Pump Run Status
    • Common Fire Pump Fault Status
    • Common Fire Alarm within the building
    • Common Fire Alarm System Fault.
  2. Proper terminals for connectivity.
  3. 230VAC power supply terminals within the interface panel.
  4. Proper electrical earth.
  5. The interface panel should be located next to the proposed place of installation of the Civil Defence alarm panel.
  6. Containment till the Location of Civil Defence alarm panel.

Interface Panel Location

The Interface Panel should be located next to the Dubai Civil Defence Alarm Panel location. The location shall be based as per the following:

  1. There shall be excellent GPRS signal coverage at the location.
  2. The location should be on any floor on or above the ground floor.
  3. The location shall be within the building and not outside
  4. The panel shall be easily accessible

Dubai Civil Defence Panel Location

Proper space shall be provided for the Dubai Civil Defence Panel Location within the building as per the following

  1. A minimum space of 800mm X 800mm X 500mm shall be provided.
  2. Space shall be provided on the wall at least 1.5 meters above floor level
  3. Space shall be provided next to the Interface Panel within a maximum distance of 2 meters.
  4. The location shall have excellent GPRS signal coverage.

Important Information

  1. All Contractors/Building Owners to subscribe to the DCD counter.
  2. The survey will be conducted within 7 working days of the date of the subscription.
  3. The building category will be decided after the survey.
  4. The subscriber will need to rectify all snags identified during the survey within 48 hrs.
  5. The subscriber will make the payments at the DCD cash counter.
  6. For multi-tenanted industrial sheds/buildings with the common fire alarm panel, the subscription charges will be borne by the owner. Tenant needs to produce the photocopy of the receipt towards payments of subscription charges, duly endorsed by the owner. The owner’s endorsement will be considered as acceptance of the owner towards the tenant’s area being covered by the centralized fire alarm system.
  7. Individual tenants with their own fire alarm system will pay for the subscription charges as per the determined category.
  8. It is mandatory that Industrial sheds with hazardous materials should have a separate panel for the area of the storage.
  9. Depending upon the type of material stored, multi-tenanted industrial sheds might be required to install a separate Fire alarm panel and it will be at the sole discretion of the Dubai Civil Defence.

This document is only a guideline. Depending upon the size, location, and utilities of a property, Dubai Civil Defence has the discretion of advising the systems to be installed for the safety of life and property. Accordingly, the property can consider in a Category at the sole discretion of the Dubai Civil Defence.

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