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August 2015

HADES: Further developments in the communication and safety system

Efficient communication, safety and monitoring structures are essential if processes are to run smoothly on building sites. HADES from VMT networks all the areas of a building site and has been specially designed for harsh environmental conditions above and below ground. Our specialists are currently working on the next expansion stage – the development of the HADES Control Centre HCC.


The HADES communication system ensures, during everyday work on site and in emergency situations, that all the relevant people are in contact with each other and can be located and warned as necessary. It provides complete radio coverage, telephone services, video monitoring (CCTV), access control, people and vehicles tracking and emergency alarm systems on major construction sites both above and below ground.


The individual HADES modules can be flexibly combined with each other and networked into a complete system that can be tailored to each project. For this, a HADES Master Unit is installed in the site office. Pre-assembled fibre optic cables connect with any part of the site that is required. For maximum fail-safe performance, the cable-supported data connections are protected on a redundant basis via wireless connections. HADES data boxes act as network nodes in forming the interfaces with all hardware components.

HADES makes a wide range of data available. The latest product development, the HADES Control Centre HCC, displays the data and information from the HADES modules, on location and hardware monitoring for example, clearly and uniformly.

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The HCC can be integrated without the need for additional installation since it has been designed as a browser-based application. Access authorisations are controlled in accordance with the necessary safety guidelines.

Future HCC developments will integrate a series of efficient monitoring and control functions. The monitoring of the functional capacity of HADES modules, including the display of detailed status information or error messages, reduces down times and maintenance. On the basis of recorded sensor data, the monitoring of equipment and installations on site, such as pumps, smoke shutters and lighting, can be implemented and control functions can also be integrated if necessary.