In a recent article for A&S magazine, author Prasanth Aby Thomas explores, “How important is video surveillance camera-based verification for fire safety?” For the piece, fire protection industry experts, such as Telgian Engineering & Consulting’s Cristina Aragon Vandenbent, weighed in on how, during a fire, video surveillance camera-based verification helps relay crucial information to first responders. This includes information such as a fire’s size, as well as its exact location. The article also examines regulatory approval regarding video surveillance verification for fire safety.
“From a life-safety standpoint, video verification can be implemented to monitor a fire event,” says Aragon-Vandenbent, Fire Protection Consultant at Telgian Engineering & Consulting. “The personnel at the monitoring station can “see” the fire and be able to relay information to the first responders so they can respond accordingly.”
An expert Fire Protection Consultant, Aragon-Vandenbent has more than 15 years of experience in fire alarm design and holds a NICET Level IV certification. Her diverse background includes low-voltage systems, which affords her a solid foundation in fire alarm designs, project management, and system programming.
Aragon-Vandenbent specializes in fire protection consulting for government facilities, laboratories, oil and gas industry sites, and manufacturing facilities. She has consulted for this diverse range of companies and organization at facilities throughout the United States and in Latin America.
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About Telgian Engineering & Consulting (TEC)
Telgian Engineering & Consulting (TEC) is a full-service global engineering and risk mitigation consultancy specializing in complex, multi-discipline public and private sector projects.
TEC provides professional services related to the protection of people, property, information and organizational mission against preventable losses. These include strategic / enterprise risk management, fire protection engineering, security, environmental health and safety, emergency management and operations continuity consulting, and construction administration services.
Since 1985, TEC professionals have worked hand-in-hand with clients such as architects, engineers, owners, developers, risk and facility management firms, construction teams and government agencies. The TEC team is dedicated to delivering value for clients through effective protection solutions that meet today’s evolving risk challenges.