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Upgrade Monitored ASE




Under Tasmanian Legislation for building occupancy, it is a requirement that some classes of building must have monitored firm alarm signalling equipment (ASE) installed.

BACKGROUND

The ASE is attached to the building fire alarm to provide early notification to the Tasmanian Fire Service when an alarm is activated.

This has two main benefits:

  1. It alerts the building occupants that the detection and/or suppression system has picked up the possibility of a fire within the premise and to take action; and
  2. It provides early notification to firefighters who can then respond in the most efficient and effective way to initiate firefighting operations and undertake life rescue if required.

Over the next 2 years commencing December 2021 the Tasmanian Fire Service will be upgrading all currently installed Romteck 2118 ASE’s to a newer Romteck ASE 4G (dual sim) model.


Why the change?

In October 2019 Telstra announced the shutdown of the 3G Telstra network by June 2024.  The current 2118 ASE's in service are 3G only and will cease to work once the network is shutdown. 

The 2118 ASE device is also end of life with the manufacturer Romteck having already introduced the replacement model 3118 Dual SIM 4G device.

What do I have to do?

Prior to the end of 2023 all premises will need to have upgraded to the new model ASE to avoid being cut-off by the 3G network shutdown.
In the event of any equipment failure related to the ASE, repairs will not be carried out but rather a new ASE will be installed.

Communication will be sent to all Premise and Building owners advising them of a 3 month installation timeframe within which their premise must be upgraded. 
Once correspondence is received you will need to contact your Fire Alarm Maintenance Contractor who can manage this process for you in its entirety.

If you do not have a Fire Alarm contractor please email: Monique.Careless@dpfem.tas.gov.au

Cost involved

The cost of the new ASE required for the upgrade and associated additional parts including contractor fees is the responsibility of the monitored premise owner. 

The full costs for the ASE and additional parts are available on the Building Safety Equipment Permits page.

Enquiries

For further information on your upgrade requirements please: 

Email: Monique.Careless@dpfem.tas.gov.au