Life Critical Systems - performance improvement and savings

Life Critical Systems

ATEC has extensive experience in fire and life safety systems that has been gained from working in partnership with leading equipment manufacturers coupled with long term client relationships.

ATEC provides large-scale, wide-spread and complex fire support services, for example, to the Amey Tri-Borough contract which covers 2000 government sites within the London area.

ATEC life critical systems can be integrated with Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software and Situation Management solutions, incorporating CCTV, ACS, Fire, IDS, VA/PA and building management systems.

A life-critical system or safety-critical system is a system whose failure could result in death or serious injury, severe damage to equipment or environmental harm. A robust fire and life safety system requires front end risk visibilty for operators and sophisticated situation management for events such as evacuation.

Life critical risks are usually managed with the methods and tools of safety engineering. A life-critical system is designed to protect people and property over highly extended periods of time. Typical design methods include probability risk assessment, while safety-critical systems are increasingly computer-based.

Software engineering for life critical systems is especially challenging as it involves not only process engineering and management, and the selection of appropriate tools and rigorous testing, but also the need to meet legal and regulatory requirements.

ATEC’s life systems projects deliver performance benefits across critical functions such as data collection, analysis, verification, resolution and reporting. ATEC’s design, development and integration capability have delivered considerable cost savings.