Case Study on UP State Medical Faculty, Lucknow

UP State Medical Faculty, Lucknow

UP State Medical Faculty, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh is a State Authority under the control of State Government. UP State Medical Faculty is situated in Lucknow of Uttar Pradesh state (Province) in India. Government of Uttar Pradesh (United Provinces Government) has established United Provinces Board of Medical Examination in 1917, with an aim to provide standard education in the field of Medical, Nursing and Paramedical and an independent examination authority. The U.P. State Medical Faculty has progressed beyond expectation specially in the last 10 years. Around 130 training centers in nursing and 350 training centers in 19 courses of paramedical have come into existence.

The goal of UP State Medical Faculty was to achieve globally accepted standards not just in terms of facilitating patients with a good treatment/advanced technology but they strongly emphasized on safety and security. The hospital aimed to ensure that everyone concerned with the staff to the patients understand the requirements of fire safety in order to ensure optimum safety for all who are present in the building. They aimed to focus on life and property safety. UP State Medical Faculty wanted a solution that could match its required standards. They aimed to opt for a future ready addressable system that could pin point the exact location of fire as hospitals are a sensitive place. The installation must not involve any changes to the newly constructed building’s architecture.

The Challenges of UP State Medical Faculty before NFire

UP State Medical Faculty is a multistorey building. So, wiring will involve civil work. Also, the lengthy wiring was estimated to be 5 times the total cost of the system. It was clear that UP State Medical Faculty needed completely wireless devices. The fact that the hospital is air conditioned makes it more vulnerable by trapping heat/smoke, making it difficult to detect and evacuate. In case of fire or emergency situation saving lives is the primary objective. Special care for non-ambulant patients is a must in case of accidental emergencies. Multiple ongoing activities at the same time, can’t be interrupted even for emergencies, such as surgeries or operations. There are a lot of utilities that can lead to fire in hospitals. ECG machines and MRI scanners can generate a lot of heat. Overheating of the machinery from ECG or MRI scanners, can cause short circuit or even the wires could start to melt, further leading to smoke and then to fire. In case a patient who is not healthy enough to walk or call for help, terrorist attacks or in any sort of emergency, alerting and dedicated evacuation is important. Since the architecture of the building is new, UP State Medical Faculty was looking for such a solution that could do no damage to the building whilst protecting it.

The UP State Medical Faculty wanted to know the remote location in case of emergency so the necessary steps could be taken quickly. One of the requirements of UP State Medical Faculty was to have early detection so the key stakeholders can contribute to life and property safety. Major design considerations for UP State Medical Faculty were safety, technical leverage, highly reliable system that could last longer with low maintenance and installation cost.

The consultant was given this task to find a solution that satisfied UP State Medical Faculty’s requirements completely. After analyzing the necessities, he recommended NFire Solution to UP State Medical Faculty as the perfect fit. NFire Solution is an ideal solution as it is highly scalable, cost effective and highly reliable. A site survey was conducted for UP State Medical Faculty by NFire Team.


NFire Solution is a smart integrated incidence management system. It minimizes complexities to increase the speed of communication. NFire Solution was implemented at UP State Medical Faculty. NFire provides the hospital with centralized monitoring by NFire Emergency Monitoring Service Centre as per their requirements.

The site survey was conducted by NFire Team. UP State Medical Faculty believes that the site survey was the most valuable part of this project as it gave them confidence on the recommendation of NFire by the consultant. Working with NFire Team on the site survey put into perspective that this process should be every hospital’s standard. They believe that NFire Team highlighted the risks/threats and assured NFire’s seamless functioning. A total of 39 smoke sensors were installed at the UP State Medical Faculty. NFire is a customizable solution with easy installation and minimal downtime. It causes no damage to the existing structure and saves a major cost compared to any conventional or wired addressable systems. NFire solution also brings other unique features like 24×7 monitoring, advance integration with IoT, Cloud computing, Mobile technology and communication technology. It is an easily upgradable future proof technology system for next generation smart fire stations. NFire feasibly reduces operational complexity and increases the incident response speed. It is highly stable, robust and built as per UL/BIS/NFPA specifications. Along with the live emergency monitoring service, notifications are sent via live call and SMS by NFire team of highly trained monitoring officers. NFire connect app makes it easy to access NFire alarm system from anywhere.

Benefits to UP State Medical Faculty

NFire has proved to be an ideal solution for UP State Medical Faculty. The hospital precisely experienced minimal cost for safeguarding their premises and their people. There was no lengthy wiring or masonry work which saved a lot of cost with fast installation. Live monitoring with pin point location of fire through an app is provided to the hospital as demanded. The system is cloud integrated, IoT operational and AI enabled with integrated communications. NFire Solution ultimately ensures that the building was safe and operational. Moreover, UP State Medical Faculty was able to achieve higher Returns of Investment (ROI) while experiencing minimal Total Cost of Investment (TCO) with the help of NFire Solution.

More about NFire

NFire is the revolutionary wireless addressable fire alarm system, designed and manufactured in India. Manufactured with the highest quality European standards our NFire range is one of the most advanced Fire Detection Systems currently available in the market. NFire is marketed in India by Atigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. Growing at a fast pace, Atigo is one of the leading electronic security and safety solutions provider in India. NFire conforms to US-NFPA-10th Edition Specifications and is certified with CE, ROHS and ISO 9001-2005.
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