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Safety for people and machines

Light and safety in a building are closely linked
The important question is:

Are human lives at risk if the power goes out?

This is where the Occupational Health and Safety Act comes into play:
In order to ensure the safety of people and machines, the operator of an establishment is obliged to have a risk assessment of the workplace carried out. If this reveals that a danger to employees is to be expected in the event of a power failure and the failure of the general lighting, the law stipulates:

Safety lighting must be provided in accordance with
DIN V VDE V 0108-100 or DIN EN 50172 must be installed.

The power is supplied from a backup power source.
This can be an emergency generator or a battery-supported safety light unit.

There are the following solutions:

  • The emergency lighting runs in continuous circuit (constant luminaire power)
  • The emergency lighting is operated in standby mode (switching on of the luminaires in case of power failure)
  • The emergency luminaires are to be switched on and off separately - the luminaires are equipped with electronic modules,
    which are controlled either via activation by means of local push-buttons or via bus systems. In the event of a power failure of the normal mains supply, these electronic modules ensure that the emergency luminaires are forcibly switched on. Professional maintenance is necessary for the reliable function of the emergency lighting!
    This is what we have specialised in. We offer you: Complete maintenance contracts - you don't need to worry about anything.
    We know the maintenance intervals of your system and arrive at the right time.

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Our additional services for the safety of people and machines:

  • Electro-acoustic systems ELA - electric loudspeaker system for the transmission of information despite power failure. Especially required in airports, railway stations, all public buildings, department stores, sports facilities
  • Smoke warning/fire alarm systems RWA/BMA - for warning persons inside the building and for alerting the fire brigade and the responsible security personnel
  • Intrusion alarm/robbery alarm systems EMA/ÜMA - technical, exclusively electronically operated devices for property and personal protection. Burglar alarm systems are designed to deter, notify, alert persons present and reconstruct robberies
  • Uninterruptible power supply UPS - to supply critical electrical loads in case of disturbances in the power grid, among other things for data backup on computers and for the continued operation of all sensitive machinery and technical equipment
  • Uninterruptible DC power supply UGV - they consist of rectifier units and selected batteries that ensure the reliable supply of critical loads
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  • Battery-supported central power supply systems BSV - in the version as a 24V DC system for surgical lights or as a 230 V AC system for vital technology in medically used areas such as hospitals, medical centres, etc.

Our top selection of brands

  • brand Hawker
  • brand northstar
  • brand panasonic
  • brand yuasa
  • brand multipower
  • brand fiamm
  • brand effekta
  • brand exide technologies
  • brand q-batteries

You have questions about safety technology?

Here you will find a summary of the general questions and answers for the area of security technology.
If this does not answer your questions, please contact us by e-mail or telephone.
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What does the symbol "VdS" stand for?

VdS stands for "Verband der Sachversicherer e.V.". VdS tests the batteries that are relevant for safety technology. If a battery meets the requirements of the VdS, the battery type receives a "Certificate of Recognition of Components and Systems" . The "VdS" certificate has become an important quality indicator for the security technology sector in Germany.

How can I tell if a battery is "VdS" - approved?

It is a requirement that every "VdS" approved battery has a recognition number printed on it. This number must be printed both on the battery and on the packaging. On special request, we will also send you a copy of the certificate.

Are the dimensions of "VdS" products standardised?

VdS certification does not automatically standardise the dimensions of the battery. In fact, a silent standardisation of the battery housings has been established in practice. The batteries with the following capacities are generally identical in terms of their dimensions: 1.2 Ah, 2.3 Ah, 7 Ah, 12 Ah, 17 Ah, 24 Ah, 40 Ah, 65 Ah.

Is it possible to install different battery capacities in the systems?

This question can only be answered 100% correctly in connection with the VdS-approved control panel. The operating licence of the system specifies the maximum permissible battery capacities.

Can individual defective batteries from a system (consisting of several batteries) be exchanged for new ones?

An exchange or replacement of individual blocks is not recommended due to the service life of the old batteries. The different service lives result in different capacities and internal resistances in a system. The consequences are potential shifts. One battery is discharged slightly more than the other due to the internal resistance, and when charging, one battery is already full and may be overcharged, while another battery has not yet been fully charged.

Conclusion: The older battery "pulls down" the new battery. The service life of the entire system is not extended.

Replacing individual batteries is therefore not recommended!