To avoid endangering staff and production, Mohn Media has extremely high standards where their plant’s safety and security are concerned and Bosch has supported the print specialists with advanced technology and services through multiple system generations. Mohn Media is part of the Bertelsmann Printing Group and its facility in Gütersloh, Germany, some 2,000 employees are involved in professionally creating and executing tailored solutions for customers across a variety of industries.
“Again, and again, we’ve been impressed by the innovative solutions that Bosch comes up with for us,” says Jörg Naumann, who heads the company’s fire brigade. “Bertelsmann has been partnering with Bosch for over 35 years, and for good reason.”
Early detection of fire risks to prevent production downtimes
The latest new project involved implementing a networked solution to improve fire safety in the 8m high wastepaper warehouses. On average, around 300 tons of paper are stored there at any given time. Problems in wastepaper removal would directly impact production. To enable prompt responses to any fire events in these sensitive areas, the Bosch experts planned and implemented a cutting-edge solution.
AVIOTEC, the first video-based fire detection system to be certified by VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH (the VdS is an independent, renowned institution for enterprise safety and security, and harmonised body for international safety standards) plays a key role in it. Intelligent algorithms directly integrated in cameras reliably detect the first signs of any smoke or flame. Particularly in challenging large-volume buildings, this technology detects fires at their source much more reliably than conventional detectors, which are not triggered until smoke reaches them.
Efficiently managed safety
The data generated by the new fire protection solution come together in the Bosch Video Management System. If AVIOTEC identifies a potentially dangerous situation in any of the wastepaper warehouses, it immediately alerts the continuously staffed emergency service desk of the plant fire brigade. The situation can then be checked on a video screen and appropriate steps will be initiated. The use of this innovative technology permits very early detection of any fires. This prevents major damage and resulting production downtimes, thus saving the company a great deal of time and money.
To additionally enhance security and efficiency, all the integrated on-site systems for fire protection and video security are managed by the Building Integration System from Bosch. As required, the security systems can be centrally or locally monitored and controlled by staff as appropriate. Not only does Mohn Media benefit from this, but also all the other companies of the Bertelsmann Printing Group operating at the same site.