Independence Mental Health Institute

Independence, IA



This project involved the replacement of the existing fire alarm system in twelve buildings on the Independence, Iowa campus.  The buildings vary in size, occupancy (healthcare, education, business, residential, storage), and age with the oldest building dating back to 1873.  The new fire alarm system includes eight addressable fire alarm panels connected together on a fiber network, initiation devices, notification devices, elevator interfaces, HVAC interfaces, and linear heat detection cable in areas with extreme environments.  Six of the buildings also received new intrusion detection systems to replace the existing devices, which utilized the fire alarm system.  Temperature monitoring of several refrigerators and freezers was also included to provide early warning to the campus staff in the event of equipment failures.

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