Carlo Gavazzi’s Dupline system provides efficient automated security solution

From: Carlo Gavazzi UK Ltd
Published: Tue Mar 27 2007

Carlo Gavazzi today announced that it has provided a Dupline building automation system to the North London Assembly Hall for Jehovah’s Witnesses, to provide an efficient, flexible and cost-effective solution for securing the building.

The objective was to provide a system to open and close roller shutters fitted to windows and doors, and to control entry / exits gates from a central location. Distributed I/O modules were fitted at each point where control was required and then connected to a central controller over the Dupline 2 wire bus. Although a new data cable was installed, Dupline’s forgiving nature made it possible to use a variety of existing cables, thus keeping installation cost to a minimum.

"Security is a major issue in any environment, especially when a building is not occupied for long periods of time, so we were delighted that the Dupline system only took two weeks to install," commented Ken Adamson, electrical installer, for the North London Assembly Hall.

"The Dupline system is very easy to programme, field devices are configured with just a simple hand held device," Ken continued. "It has dramatically reduced the time taken to open-up and lock-down the building as it can now be controlled from one central panel in the security office - instead of 30 minutes it takes 2!"

The Dupline concept is ideal for future expansion or upgrade, as the wiring is already in place, it’s just a question of adding more I/O modules.

"One possible upgrade would be to add a Dupline Master Channel Generator with a built in GSM modem, in this way full monitoring and control could be achieved remotely by mobile phone," said Kevin Sheldrake, Product Marketing Manager, Dupline & Sensors, Carlo Gavazzi Ltd.

About Carlo Gavazzi
Carlo Gavazzi’s Automation Components Business Unit comprises four production sites, sensors, switches, control and safety, which design and manufacture electronic control components from factories located in Denmark, Italy and Malta. The products provide automation solutions for machinery, equipment, plants and buildings. The products are marketed across Europe, North America and Asia through a network of 17 wholly-owned Carlo Gavazzi sales companies and in other countries by more than 40 independent national distributors. Carlo Gavazzi has its operational headquarters in Italy, and financial headquarters in Switzerland as it is quoted on the Zurich stock exchange.

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Carlo Gavazzi UK Ltd, 7 Springlakes Industrial Estate, Deadbrook Lane, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU12 4UH. Telephone: +44 (0) 1252 339600, Fax: +44 (0) 1252 326799

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