The VdS laboratory for fire detection technology examines the entire range of products, which are used in the field of fire detection – from smoke alarms for private areas up to fire alarm control centres and indicating equipment, from individual alarm components up to the correct and regulation compliant interaction of all devices within a fire alarm system.
The fire detection technology laboratory of VdS spread over 1,500 square metres is a unique institution in Europe and offers ideal conditions to make safety and security quantifiable and to clearly demonstrate it to your customers.
In our fire test room VdS experts ignite for example controlled fires and assess the response of detectors to the different types of fire under real conditions. In the special laboratories for radio transmission technology and optics and acoustics we are dedicated to reliably alerting via wireless communication channels as well as the safe evacuation of people from danger areas by visual or audible signals.
The long-term reliable operation of VdS certified fire detection technology is secured by various measures of artificial ageing - for example exposure to defined heat or humidity, specific impairment in corrosive atmospheres or by special impact or vibration tests.
The tests are carried out in accordance with the existing European standards of EN 54, but also by national and VdS guidelines.