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MoT Sensors are Heating Up

  • October 4, 2019


    According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Fire Administration, 130,000 non-residential fires occurred in 2017, resulting in $2.7 billion dollars’ worth of damage and 95 deaths. More alarming is the fact that almost 11,000 of these fires were set intentionally.

    To help prevent fires and ensure the safety of people and equipment during a fire, it is imperative to monitor certain areas, processes and equipment within your building to alert management to potentially dangerous situations. There are a number of ways to do this using Ricoh WorkPlace Solutions Monitoring of Things (MoT) technology:

    • Use salient sensing to count the number of people in the building and to detect if any fire extinguishers are missing or obstructed, all in real-time.
    • Get a notification if your primary or secondary exits become obstructed, thus ensuring a safe and orderly evacuation should a fire or other disaster arise.
    • Detect if tools necessary to control small fires are in place or have been moved from a specific location.
    • Automatically notify employees, customers and stakeholders of an emergency situation.
    • Ensure an on-site gasoline or diesel powered pump or generator always has an appropriate amount of fuel. Salient sensing can determine if this area has been tampered with, or if fuel reserves run low.
    • Monitor equipment gauges to ensure equipment does not overheat and cause a fire.

    Contact WorkPlace Solutions to see how we can help you prevent and prepare for fires within your facilities by using our unique monitoring technology. #workplacesolutions #monitoringofthings