Prompted by the recent Kaikoura and Christchurch earthquakes, Callaghan Innovation purchased the cost effective Palert earthquake warning system to help improve staff health and safety. Installed by Jenlogix partner, Red Wolf Security, the system is installed in the offices of Callaghan in Wellington and Christchurch, providing warning of earthquake shock waves before they arrive, switching off/on emergency systems, and triggering visible and audible alarms, enabling staff to potentially exit the building before the destructive wave arrives.
Data from the system is sent to a central server, hosted by Red Wolf in their secure data centre, for processing. Combined with data from additional units in Wellington, Christchurch and other locations, the server can provide shake maps of the earthquake normally within a minute of a quake occurring. The data will also be sent to engineering firms to enable rapid determination of the health of the buildings after a severe shake.With over 3,000 units installed worldwide, the Palert P-wave seismic alarm system has proven itself at helping provide early warning where possible, plus supplying valuable data on the effects of an Earthquake. All products in the Palert range are independently calibrated and certified by an internationally ISO approved testing laboratory.
The breakthrough technology of the advanced, cost effective, Palert system can give you that warning and the chance to act before the main devastating shock wave arrives. A P-wave of an earthquake is like seeing lightning before hearing the thunder. Alternatively the Palert can be used to protect key assets. Even without any early warning the Palert can be used as a local Earthquake Detection System to manage local assets.
Callaghan Innovation, a Crown entity of New Zealand, has the task of making New Zealand business more innovative. It was established in February 2013 and the Crown Research Institute Industrial Research Limited was merged into it. Callaghan Innovation provide a single front door to the innovation system for businesses at all stages of their innovation journey – from start-ups to the most experienced R&D performers.
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