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Fire and Security professionals converge to leverage IoT for sector

Fire and Security Association of India’s – biggest annual event – ‘PACC 2017’ kicks off in Bangkok; A congregation that brings together Project heads, Architects & Consultants to discuss industry trends

The 5th edition of Fire and Security Association of India’s (FSAI) Project heads, Architects & Consultants Conclave (PACC) 2017 kicked off in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was attended by over 500 people that included top bureaucrats, renowned architects & consultants, finest technocrats and accomplished fire safety and security professionals across India and other countries. The gathering focused on exchanging information about standards, codes and best practices and emerging technologies for creating Smart and Sustainable Buildings. It addressed the growing need for leveraging digitization and Internet of Things (IoT) in the segment. Schneider Electric India was one of the participants in the event.

Speaking at the occasion, Pankaj Dharkar, National President, FSAI said, “In today’s world, digitisation is playing the most important role in achieving efficiency in every industry. Leveraging the technological evolutions, our aim is to create State-of-the-art buildings that addresses the need-of-the-hour of being Green and Sustainable. Together with IoT, we need new innovative construction materials, key technologies, equipment, and machines for future sustainable developments”

He further added, “In the wake of increasing accidents over the years on account of spurious installations or electrical faults, there is also a pressing need for standardization of safety standards in the electrical equipment industry in India. In this regard, we are happy to be associated with Schneider Electric which brings lot of expertise to address fire and safety issues in buildings.”

During the event, Schneider Electric also showcased its latest solutions through its Ecostruxure architecture for buildings and the real estate industry. Speaking on the occasion, Shrinivas Chebbi, President, Building Business, Schneider Electric India, said “We’re proud to be the technology partner at PACC 2017 and it’s a matter of privilege to be amongst the Industry stalwarts. Together with FSAI we want to encourage the adaptation of standard and type tested electrical assemblies including digital architecture to ensure robustness and safety from the start. In line with FSAI’s motto to make Surakshit Bharat, Schneider Electric seeks to provide solutions and standards to ensure growth and safety.”

Containment of damage caused by fire is one of the most important area that needs to be addressed today in India. As per the fire department records, fire accidents resulting from electrical faults and short circuits have seen a 10-fold jump over the last six years. In the industrial sector, 56% of industrial incidents is caused by electrical faults. Substandard electrical infrastructure in a building results in huge losses in terms of human life and assets. However, an integrated automation approach encompassing all systems, especially electrical equipment in buildings, can prevent critical damage to life and wealth. The event aims at keeping the industry professionals at par with the developing technology, and to encourage discussions on standards, codes and best practices.

Fire and Security Association of India (FSAI) is a non-profit organization representing the Fire Protection, Life Safety, Security, Building Automation, Loss Prevention and Risk Management domains committed towards making a ‘Surakshit Bharat’. It aims to work closely with the Government and all other stakeholders to enable the Indian fire and security industry to reach global pre-eminence with better regulatory framework. FSAI has over 2,500+ members including leading 400+ global and Indian corporate and large number of top-notch Indian and 1,000+ global professionals including leading architects, consultants, and end-users.

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