Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne university of technology, vic

University campus implements Emergency Threat and Critical Public Announcement System


Implemented for


Swinburne offers high-quality teaching, opportunities to engage with industry, state-of-the-art facilities and flexible study options, with campuses at Hawthorne, Croydon, Wantirna and Prahran. Swinburne wanted to improve their Emergency Threat and Critical Public Announcements Systems on all campuses to ensure greater student and staff welfare during critical situations.

Implementation Period

July 2016 - October 2016


• Disseminate messages directly to campuses from a single interface


• Optergy Enterprise single interface BMS


• Broadcast announcements throughout all campuses

The background

Expansion of existing integrated BMS/VOIP system to provide Emergency Threat and Critical Public Announcements using the EWIS, Occupant Warning System (OWS) and Tone Generator (TGEN) networks.

The challenges

The client requires the ability to be able to disseminate either prerecorded messages or handset calls directly to their campuses on a single interface.

The solutions

Previously, Alerton was able to develop an interface to the clients VOIP system to enable prerecorded wav files to be broadcast for specific events and to specific groups to a selected number of buildings.

The current proposal involves coordinating Fire, IT and Power/Data service providers to expand the system to nearly all buildings.

The client also required an all-in price to ensure the approved budget would not be exceeded.

The results

The Swinburne campuses are now equipped to broadcast Emergency Threat and Critical Public Announcements throughout all campuses from a Central Command Centre using the Optergy Enterprise BMS.

This will help them provide a safe environment for their staff, students and visitors.

To learn more about integrated solutions, contact us today on (03) 9918 7777.

Hawthorne Campus

Croydon Campus

Wantirna Campus

Prahran Campus

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