For first time, tremor security system tested in India

For first time, tremor security system tested in India

The test was conducted on the direction of Haryana govt

For first time, tremor security system tested in India

As earthquake is a major threat to the people across the globe especially in India, a tremor security system, which could sense tectonic waves, was successfully tested for the first time in Tamil Nadu.

This is the first such device being installed in the country and tested in any Indian laboratory. Terra Techcom Private Limited (TTPL) in a joint venture with Secty Electronics Germany successfully tested its “Early Earthquake Warning and Security System (Onsite)” at CSIR-SERC at Taramani in Chennai.

CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC) is one of the national laboratories under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India.

The test was conducted on the direction of Haryana Government and the earthquake security system would be installed at the Mini Secretariat, Government of Haryana, Chandigarh.

Announcing the test results of the early Earthquake Warning and Security System, TTPL Managing Director Bijender Goel on Sunday, said the technology included a device that could be installed in the building and could sense tectonic waves from a distance of 200 km.

Early warning system

According to him, the equipment is not only a seismic switch for onsite early warning, but is also capable of releasing early warning of an earthquake.

Accordingly, it gets activated automatically and takes step automatically for the security and safety of people and infrastructure by shutting off elevators, electricity, gas supply, water supply, opens emergency gates and warns people of an earthquake by giving alarm.

Unlike the usual sensors that have to be placed on the fault-lines to detect the waves, these devices can be placed on buildings and can sound an alarm in 8-12 seconds if the epicenter is 40km away.

Goel said while the technology was entering India for the first time, internationally it has been installed in over 25 countries and has found major clients like Siemens, Bosch and Audi among others. Although the technology is proven internationally, the Haryana government wanted to test it in an Indian lab. 

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