Keltron System Monitors Philadelphia Municipal Buildings


Keltron, developer of life-safety event management systems, has deployed its Keltron LS 7000 life-safety event management system at the City of Philadelphia Public Safety Department. Replacing an older system, the new equipment monitors life-safety alarms in more than 60 percent of the city’s municipal buildings.

Chosen for its ability to identify exactly where an alarm is located and the nature of its environment, the network-based system receives alarm information using various transmission technologies and existing fire panels. The system displays a wide range of critical life-safety information to the dispatchers at the central monitoring station, enabling them to respond to critical life-safety events quickly and accurately. “The more detailed information our dispatchers have about the nature of an alarm, the more effectively they can determine the best response,” notes Frank Punzo, the city’s deputy commissioner of communications for the Department of Public Property. The Department of Public Property manages the physical infrastructure that supports city government operations.

The system enables the city to maintain its existing dialer infrastructure. Berkshire Systems Group Inc. provided and maintains the system.

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