At Quantum Fire and Access, we are dedicated to the supply and servicing of integrated electronic solutions, including:




The level of security required will determine which access readers will be used. Most systems allow a combination of technologies to be integrated on the same site.

Types of access readers include:

Keypad access
Card readers
Fingerprint scanners
Retina scanners

A needs analyisis will determine what you require from a system, both at inception and over its lifetime.

Access control systems are designed to control and restrict access to defined areas within a building or complex to authorised personnel and to give management the tools to provide a safe and secure working environment for their staff and visitors.

A correctly designed and engineered access control system will provide invaluable information to management and the human resources department and can be used by department heads as a tool improve efficiency in the workplace.

Systems range from simple standalone keypad access with no reporting capabilities to complex networked biometric access systems across multiple sites and branches both nationally and internationally.

Access control systems are in most instances being underutilised by end users as their main purpose is seen as simply preventing access to areas by unauthorised individuals. The access control system can be interfaced with other building services to provide numerous additional benefits and cost savings to the owner. These include the control of lighting, air conditioning, lifts and other building services. For instance if an area is unoccupied the system can be set up to switch off lights, air conditioners etc. resulting in long term cost savings.

We supply and install a number of access control systems including Guardall, Verex, Impro Systems, Softcon, Virdi and Paxton.

We assess the needs of our clients to match one of our products to the specific client application and requirements. As we are independent and not tied to one product range we can be objective in our product selections and provide a product that best suits the needs and budget of our clients.

The basic functionality of most access control systems is remarkably similar, however upon closer examination, systems differ greatly in their overall capabilities and functionality. It is important to do a needs analysis before an access control system is selected to determine what you require from the system both at inception and over the lifetime of the system.

The most common Reader technologies currently in use are biometric (fingerprint, hand or retina scanners) mifare and proximity readers. The level of security required will determine which access readers will be selected and most systems will allow a combination of technologies to be used on the same site.

A major decision in deciding on which system to choose apart from the functionality required is not the initial cost of the system but rather overall lifetime cost of the system. Far too often we see many systems which have to be replaced in their entirety because either they cannot be expanded to keep up with the client's growth requirements or there is little or no support for the systems.

Fire detection and alarm systems are designed to provide early warning of a fire condition to the occupants of a building so that the premises can be evacuated safely and the necessary measures taken to extinguish the fire rapidly, thereby protecting both life and property. Fire alarm systems range from conventional and analogue point detection to High Sensitivity Smoke Detection (HSSD) very early warning systems. We supply, install, service and maintain a number of fire alarm systems including Ziton, Technoswitch, Bosch, Aritech and Vesda.


ANALOGUE ADDRESSABLE SYSTEMS


Analogue addressable systems are intelligent systems where the condition of every device is constantly monitored and assessed by a central control panel. The constant communication between control panel and field devices enables the system to provide a wide range of user facilities including pre alarm, constant sensitivity adjustment and service and near service listings for all sensor types.

Software flexibility enables facilities such as alarm organisation, evacuation procedures and complex cause and effect requirements to be easily programmed into any system.

The fire alarm panel controls fire and non fire functions, loop powered sounders, remote control and remote display panels, with programmable inputs and outputs all capable of being programmed independently.

Analogue addressable systems are suitable for buildings of all sizes, but they are ideally suited to large buildings and multi-site networks.

Systems can start as single panel systems and grow by adding additional panels and devices as the system and site develop, saving large initial capital outlays for hardware not required until later stages of development.


CONVENTIONAL SYSTEMS


Conventional systems have been in use since the advent of electronics made it viable to create electronic detectors. They are no longer considered suitable for large buildings, as one cannot pinpoint which device has been activated (which increases the time to locate the source). However, these systems are still viable on smaller sites.


HIGH SENSITIVITY SMOKE DETECTION (HSSD) SYSTEMS


HSSD systems otherwise known as aspirating smoke detection systems draw air from the protected area through a network of sampling pipes. Aspirating smoke detectors continually draw samples of air from the areas requiring protection and evaluate these samples for the presence of smoke.

Aspirating smoke detectors use laser detector heads to sample the air passing through its detection chamber. The sensor is able to detect smaller airborne particles as produced in the earliest stages of overheating or as found in open fires. By determining the size and concentration of the airborne particles, the aspirating smoke detectors are able to differentiate between smoke and dust.



Current legislation requires any technician who works on a fire alarm system to be registered with the SAQCC fire detection division. In addition to this requirement companies and technicians must be PSIRA registered.

Fire alarm systems must be installed and maintained in accordance with the latest SANS 10400 and SANS 10139 regulations.


CCTV systems are an invaluable management tool both in the security and production environments. The advances in CCTV technology provide a vast array of available options and capabilities to the end user. The improvement in network infrastructure development and the reduced cost of storage devices is making the use of IP camera systems ever more affordable.

With the rise in both physical and information crime on the increase and criminals becoming more innovative, the need for increased monitoring of your premises and systems is becoming ever more critical.

Utilizing the latest IP CCTV technology, we bring our clients the latest technology for your application and with the ever increasing speed in communications, we can connect you to your system wherever you are in the world.

The vast array of products on the market can often make it a difficult choice to decide what is suitable for you, however we use top quality products including Bosch, Sony, Axis, Hikvision, Samsung and Panasonic equipment to ensure our systems are robust and reliable.

Before quoting on a system a full survey would be carried out to determine on site conditions such as view angles, lighting levels and what scenes and levels of detail are required.

We supply and install MATV systems in apartment blocks and commercial office blocks and complexes.


What are MATV Systems?


MATV stands for Master Antenna TV Systems, and as the name suggests it acts as a 'master' receiver for the entire building. Unlike other systems however, the MATV signal does not weaken as more people are connected provided the central infrastructure is correctly designed, giving everyone in the building a clear, crisp and a consistently good picture. Each system is specifically designed to suit the requirements of the building in which it is being installed.

We use only high quality equipment including Spaun and Alcad in our installations.

We supply and install nursecall systems in hospitals, clinics and medical complexes. All our systems are approved for use by all the major medical institutions.

Intercom systems for apartment blocks, offices and industrial complexes. provide a solution for communication between the various areas within the complex.

An intercom system is a stand-alone voice communications system for use within a building or small collection of buildings, functioning independently of the public telephone network.

Simple intercom systems are composed entirely of analogue electronics components but many new features and interfacing options can be accomplished using digital intercom systems and IP intercom systems although still relatively expensive are gaining ground especially where an IT infrastructure is available.

Video intercoms provide the added advantage of being able to see the caller especially when the call is from outside the premesis.

Systems offered include Farfisa, Toa and Aiphone.


On its own, a Fire Detection System is an effective way of detecting a fire and providing a general warning to building occupants. How many times have you been in a shopping centre or other building when alarms have started sounding and most people just keep on as if there is nothing happening except that annoying noise blaring in the background.

In the event of a real fire or bomb scare the building needs to be evacuated in a quick and orderly manner. The two things you don’t want to happen is for people to carry on as if there is nothing wrong or otherwise panic.

An Evacuation and Public Address System gives the person in charge complete control to notify people exactly what is happening and what they must do.

We only use equipment that has been approved for use in fire systems and which has been extensively field tested under the harshest conditions. All equipment has both national and international approvals. Quantum Fire and Access supply, install, service and maintain a number of public address and evacuation systems including Bosch, TOA and Wild and Marr.

We also provide white sound systems which are used in noisy environments such as call centres and open plan offices. This provides a background noise which masks the chatter and general noise in these areas.

At Quantum Fire and Access we specialize in industrial and commercial security and have a wide range of world class products and solutions to effectively secure people and property.

It is important to safeguard your most valuable assets – your staff. With many years of experience in securing people and property, we have an intimate knowledge in both the products and applications which we utilise.

Systems range from small 8 zone stand alone control panels to systems networked and integrated into access control systems monitored from a central control room.

We design and install security systems for your specific needs. We also specialize in linking you to any monitoring company of your choice.

Our systems include DSC, Verex, Paradox and Caddx.

Gas extinguishing systems are installed in conjunction with fire detection systems to provide a means of automatically extinguishing a fire without any human intervention. They are typically installed in mission critical locations such as computer rooms, data centres, generator rooms etc.


INERGEN FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM



Inergen is a composition of natural of gases found in the atmosphere and thus there are no environmental issues relating to its potential discharge.

The extinguishing principal behind fixed extinguishing systems with INERGEN® IG 541 is oxygen replacement. The oxygen content in the atmosphere at sea level of 20.9% is lowered to between 10-14%. At this oxygen level common fires will die out.

Where other extinguishing agents just lower the oxygen level, INERGEN® distinguishes itself by maintaining an oxygen level which ensures that the atmosphere within the room is conducive to support breathing. This means that the Inergen 541 fire suppression system reduces the oxygen level in the room to below flame threshold but still retains sufficient oxygen for breathing.



HFC 227 FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM



HFC 227 is a clean agent fire extinguishant used as a flooding agent to help protect assets including data and data processing equipment in the event of a fire. HFC-227 is a fire extinguishing replacement for Halon 1301 in total flooding applications. Known as heptafluoropropane it is the most widely used clean agent replacement for Halon 1301 globally.

HFC-227 is:
• safe for people,
• a clean agent that does not leave a residue,
• electrically nonconductive and noncorrosive,
• an environmentally preferred alternative to Halon with zero ozone depletion potential.

All HFCs are characterized by zero ozone depletion potentials (ODPs), and hence they DO NOT contribute to ozone depletion.



HIGH PRESSURE CARBON DIOXIDE SYSTEMS



Carbon dioxide systems suppress fire without leaving behind any residues after discharge thus avoiding damage to sensitive equipment. With no agent clean up, there is less downtime after an incident.

When properly designed, the carbon dioxide system will suppress fire in Class A, B, and C hazards by displacing the air containing oxygen that supports combustion. Typical hazards protected by carbon dioxide systems include switchgear rooms, storage vaults, spray booths, flammable gas or liquid storage areas, and generators.

  • Unit 104A
    Tokai Village
    Vans Road
    Tokai
    7945

  • Tel: 021 712 4401
    Fax: 086 571 1527
    info@quantumfire.co.za


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