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MNEC 101 – Fire/Life Safety Perspective. Agenda. MNEC Why, What & When Codes UFC NFPA-72 MNEC (ECS) The Parts and Pieces Audio Integrators Why Sell MNEC Selling Strategies. Why MNEC. Boston. Joplin, MO. Aurora, CO. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook Elementary School. What is MNEC.

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agenda
Agenda
  • MNEC
    • Why, What & When
  • Codes
    • UFC
    • NFPA-72
  • MNEC (ECS)
    • The Parts and Pieces
  • Audio Integrators
    • Why Sell MNEC
    • Selling Strategies
why mnec
Why MNEC

Boston

Joplin, MO

Aurora, CO

Virginia Tech

Sandy Hook Elementary School

slide4

What is MNEC

It is both a communications AND emergency management tool to provide real-time instructions and information to building occupants and visitors during an emergency event.

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When is MNEC Used?

  • Weather emergency
  • Medical emergency
  • Security breach
  • Public disturbance
  • Act of terrorism
  • Chemical release
  • Fire
  • Utility outage

Joplin

when is mnec used
When is MNEC used?
  • Homeland Security
    • Terrorist Threats
    • Bioterrorism
    • Cyber Terrorism
  • Public Health
    • SARS
    • West Nile Virus
    • Swine Flu
  • Power Outages
  • Cyber / Virus Events
    • Result in System Losses
    • Trading / Pricing Systems
    • Electronic Banking Transactions
  • Market Interruption / Volatility
  • Inclement Weather
    • Hurricanes
    • Blizzards
    • Tornadoes
    • Flooding
    • Earthquakes
  • Life Safety
    • Regulatory Issues
  • Water
    • Contamination
    • Loss of Pressure in High-Rise Complexes
primary mnec function
Primary MNEC Function…

Tonotifypeople in a building, on a campus or a geographic area about an event …

  • What is happening
  • What to do
  • Where to go
  • When it is safe

Very Different Function of a Fire Alarm System

mnec is
MNEC “IS”

Internal

  • Overhead Paging
  • Signage

External

  • Speakers
  • “Giant Voice”

Wide-Area

  • Text Messaging
  • Paging
  • Email
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Levels of MNEC….

  • Tier 1
    • Immediate & intrusive
    • Sirens, indoor/outdoor loudspeakers
    • Fire voice evacuation
    • Electronic signage
    • Code compliant
  • Tier 3
    • Public alerting
    • Sat/AM/FM radio broadcasts
    • Sat/off-air TV broadcasts
    • Location-specific
    • text messages

Tier 2

  • Personal alerting
  • SMS Text (cell phones)
  • Computer pop-ups
  • Tone alert radios
  • Email Broadcast (Internet)
  • Automated voice dialing & text messaging

Tier 4

  • Locally relevant alerting
  • Handheld bullhorns
  • Radio cell phones
  • Two-way radios
mnec is not
MNEC is “NOT”
  • Fire Alarm
    • Fire Alarm is an Input
  • Mass Messaging
    • Email
    • SMS
    • Textual Signage
  • Paging System
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Codes – They are not scary

  • Nomenclature:
    • NFPA -72, UFC 04-021-01
    • AHJ, ECS, EVACS
    • STI, STIPPA
  • History
    • UFC Began the Code Changes for NFPA
  • Codes
    • UFC (Most of us do not need to worry about)
    • NFPA-72
how it started
How it Started…..

Secretary of Defense, William Cohen, issued post-incident report

6-25-96

7-31-97

12-16-99.

Terrorists act - Khobar Towers Housing Complex, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Antiterrorism/Force Protection Standards developed by USAF

how it started1
How it Started

The Air Force petitioned NFPA to develop MNS standards

The military found that they could not use approved fire alarm systems for Mass Notification while remaining in full compliance with NFPA 72

UFC 04-021-01

Design and O&M: Mass Notification Systems

requires combination voice fire alarm and mass notification systems

Effectivity Date

5-29-02

Oct 2004

June 2003

UFC 04-010-01

Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings

The initial requirements for Mass Notification

how it started2

UL 2572

CONTROL AND COMMUNICATION UNITS FOR MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS

NFPA 72 – 2010

Chapter 12/25

Coordination of the functions of a mass notification system with those of a fire alarm system is essential in order to provide effective communication in an emergency situation.

How it Started

NFPA 72 – 2007

Annex E

2007

October 2008

2010

Allow for the use of fire alarm systems integrated with other systems

Provides guidance for the application, installation, location, performance, and maintenance of Mass Notification Systems

NEW Standards by UL. For systems to comply and provide MNEC with Highest priority.

where it is now

State, local and municipal building codes

Where it is Now

2010

2012

2013

Local code officials have adopted the code for MNEC quicker than any other major technology

ufc requirements
UFC Requirements

Unified Facility Criteria

An in-building mass notification system shall include one or more of the following components:

(1) Autonomous control unit (ACU)

(2) Local operating console (LOC)

(3) Fire alarm control interface

(4) Notification appliance network

(5) Initiating devices

(6) Interface to other systems and alerting sources

These are the building blocks of MNEC

nfpa changes
NFPA Changes

National Fire Protection Association

  • Requires Mass Notification to be part of fire alarm/life safety system.
  • Permits a mass notification control unit to take control of fire alarm notification appliances including amplifiers, speakers, and strobes.
  • MNEC has highest priority over fire alarm.
  • Will require a MNEC voice message any time the priority is granted to the mass notification control unit.
  • Strobes used for dual purposes shall not be marked ‘FIRE’, strobes to be blank or ‘ALERT’.
  • Dedicated MNEC strobes shall be AMBER and ALERT wording.
  • Operation of MNS system is based on the emergency response plan.
  • Intelligibility of voice messages are required to meet the requirements of chapter 7 (notification).
  • Visual notification to be completed through strobes, textual, graphic or video displays.
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Servers

Control

Inputs

TTS1

MS1

End of Line Device

Remote Control

Outputs

Ambient Noise Compensation

Main LOC

ACU

802.3.af

Standard PoE

Secure Network

Infrastructure

(‘the world’)

Outputs

LOC: Local Operation console

Inputs

Ancillary Features:

Logging, Scheduler, Universe-wide Paging, 3rd Party Interface, VoIP

Life Safety Interface

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ACU: Autonomous Control Unit

  • Supervises the entire ECS
  • Interfaces with Inputs and Outputs
    • The “brain” of MNEC
  • Requires redundancy
  • 8 Simultaneous Messages sent
  • UL 2572 Approved
  • Controls all Inputs and Outputs for Emergency Communication
slide21

Local Operating Consoles

LOC

Placed in areas that have the ability to send Emergency Messages

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Ambient Noise Control

  • Surface mount, networked appliance
  • Controls volume of channel, group or cluster
  • 2 microphone inputs
  • Multiple parameter adjustments in GUI
    • Independent mic gain controls
    • Threshold (with capture), max. and min. compensation
    • Ramp times, ratio and weighting

Adjusts loudspeaker volume to compensate for variations in ambient noise

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Message Server

Facilitates global messaging functions

  • Messaging – storage and playback (8 simultaneous)
    • System configuration – storage and service
    • Inter-world paging
    • Event scheduling
    • System event logging
    • Remote 3rd party control via Ethernet (‘ETAP’)
  • 3 network ports – CobraNet, Control and VoIP
  • Signage Integration
slide24

Text To Speech Server

  • Runs embedded Text-to-Speech Engine (Nuance)
  • Configured in GUI - text entry in Windows Client
  • Up to 40 high quality voice fonts (languages)
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Life Safety Interface

Monitored Parallel Control Outputs to Lamps and Sounders

LSI

Parallel Control Inputs from Fire detection System and Switches

Standards Compliant Fault and Alarm Indicators on Panel

Control Outputs via RS232 or Ethernet (TCP/IP) for future interconnect flexibility

Control Inputs via RS232 or Ethernet (TCP/IP) for future interconnect flexibility

Interfaces to an emergency or fire detection system in order to meet voice evacuation requirements.

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End of Line Device

Verifies the integrity of speaker cables between ACU and End of Line (EOL)

  • Supervision of Audio Notification Circuit Required
  • Multi-tone ultrasonic testing, FFT based
  • Applicable to 100V, 70V and low Z speaker lines
  • Not reliant on speaker line for powering
fire alarm integration example
Fire Alarm Integration Example

Emergency mode

LOC

Pre-recorded messages from the ACU or live pages from the LOC go to:

LSI

ACU - 1

Disabled

Building 1

Disabled

Disabled

ACU - 2

Building 2

Disabled

ACU -3

Building 3

Disabled

fire life safety audio integrators involvement
Fire, Life Safety & Audio Integrators Involvement

Vision – What is the ultimate goal of the customer?

Functionality – What is the Emergency Response Plan?

Ease of Use – How will the ECS be used in Emergencies

Business Continuity – How does the ECS help with day to day efficiency?

Liability – How does MNEC make the customer compliant?

Perception – Means everything

target applications

Target Applications

Corporate

Recreation

Retail

Transportation

Hospitality

Education

Healthcare

Government

the key mnec issues
The Key MNEC Issues …
  • Any message, to any device, anywhere
  • Open standards is essential
  • Integrate and interface systems
  • Create situational awareness
  • Create full interoperability
  • Test as frequently as practical with local, state & federal responders
nsca members are the experts
NSCA members are the EXPERTS!
  • Intelligible Audio IS what Audio Integrators do
  • STI is something you understand
  • Business Continuity through audio
  • Sound Masking – If you can make sound go away, you are uniquely suited to provide quality sound
  • Sound Re-Enforcement – Another word for Intelligible Audio
why mnec is so important c level
Why MNEC Is So ImportantC-Level

Code

Litigation

Perception

vision perception
Vision - Perception
  • Customer/User
  • Potentials
  • Employee/Staff
  • Community
  • Competitors
vision litigation
Vision - Litigation

Physical threats such as local, regional or terrorist-related disasters can severely threaten a company's bottom line.

  • Virginia Tech (Clery Act)
  • More Security Issues = Higher Liability
  • Employees, visitors, all personnel
  • MNEC bring credibility to safety

efforts

functionality code
Functionality - Code

Survivability

Monitoring

  • No Single Point of Failure
  • Auto-Fail Over

Fire Alarms are Monitored and verified to be working as will Mass Notification Devices

speech transmission index sti

Talker

Room

Noise

Reverberation

Background

Listener

Speech Transmission Index (STI)
sti chart comparison
STI Chart Comparison

Minimum

Per

NFPA

ease of use emergency response plan
Ease of Use – Emergency Response Plan
  • Build System to ERP
  • Know what an ERP is.
  • Partner with those who create ERP’s.
  • One Touch Operation
  • Automated Operation
business continuity day to day operations
Business ContinuityDay to Day Operations
  • Mass Messaging
  • Scheduled Messages
    • Bells, Prayers, Shift Change
  • Process Management
    • Manufacturing, etc.
  • Use the SMART Phone
next steps
Next Steps
  • Information
    • Codes Adopted in your Marketplace
    • A&Es who can use your expertise
    • Who is doing MNEC in your area now?
  • Product
    • What product will you use?
    • Look for Notification Product
      • Wheelock, American Signal
    • Integration Avenues
      • Software (RAVE, REACT)
  • ASK THE QUESTION!
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References

Gray, A. (2009). Khobar Towers Attack Proved Need For Mass Notification. Retrieved on October 6th, 2011 from Web Site: www.mnec.org/articles

Department of Defense. (2008). Unified Facility Criteria (UFC), Design and O&M: Mass Notification Systems, Department of Defense, Washington DC

Mayfield, T. (2010). Security on an Education Campus, Presented July 2010, AMAG Architect and Engineer Consortium, Florida

Moore, W. D. (2007). Mass Notification Systems: Design Challenges for the FPE. SFPE Fire Protection Engineering, 1

National Fire Protection Association. (2012). NFPA 1 Fire Code 2012. Quincy Massachusetts: National Fire Protection Association.

National Fire Protection Association, (2013). NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, Quincy Massachusetts: National Fire Protection Association.

National Fire Protection Association, (2012). NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, Quincy Massachusetts: National Fire Protection Association.

Newsweek, (1996). A Bomb and 3 Minutes’ Warning, Newsweek, 128(2), 24 Retrieved on October 6th, 2011 from EBSOCO web site: http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=9607027773&site=ehost-live&scope=site

NSCA. (2010). History and Development of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72). Retrieved September 9, 2010 from MNEC web site: http://www.mnec.org/history.html

Biamp Systems. (2010). Vochia Simplified. Oregon: Biamp Systems

UTC – EST. (2010). Mass Notification. Sarasota, Florida: EST Systems

for further information
For Further Information

Chuck Wilson

P) 319-366-6722

E) cwilson@nsca.org

www.mnec.org.