Startech Engineers (STARTECH) can design and install an integrated all your latest technology solution for your business including Design, Supply, Installation, Commissioning & Maintenance of BMS, PA, WLD, Rodent, Visitor Management. At STARTECH, our service department provides 24/7 technical response to your security needs, including service and maintenance of existing and legacy systems. Our goal is to provide a customized solution for your business and premises to work at highest efficiency and protect from various natural threats like water, rodents etc

STARTECH has a long history in the life safety business with a proven track record of protecting life and property. As the industry leader in Fire Detection and Suppression, STARTECH also has the experience and expertise to address all of your electronic security needs.

Startech Engineers creates value by empowering our clients to have one stop solution for all of their Life Safety needs. STARTECH can eliminate the disconnect between Security Systems and Fire Safety Systems and provide our clients with a turnkey solution to their Life Safety needs.

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Our solutions include:
  • Building Management System (BMS)
    Nowadays it is hard to imagine a modern building functioning without an effective and reliable management system that is capable to ensure safety and comfort for people living or working in the building, as well as an efficient and reliable maintenance and optimization of resources used.

    Building Management System ensures increased safety, improved comfort and efficient resource consumption.

    Centralization of control and building utilities management can be arranged in different ways depending on the quantity of equipment and its functional use.

    Building Management System usually has a three level circuit:

    1. Upper level (Management Level). Dispatching and administration as well as work with databases and statistical functions. At this level cooperation between personnel (operators, dispatchers etc.) and system is performed, which is implemented by means of computer devices and SCADA-systems.

    2. Middle level (Automation Level). Automated management of functional processes. Basic components of this level are: main controllers, signal input-output units, and various switching equipment.

    3. Low level (Field Level). Level of terminals with input/output functions. This level includes sensors, actuating mechanisms, cabling between devices and low-middle levels.

    Building Management System includes subsystems for managing its various components, including:

    - System for commercial accounting of heat consumption - Automatic equipment of Central Heat Supply Station, boiler systems and heating systems - Cooling stations and refrigeration supply systems - Water supply and plumbing system - Lightning, electric power supply and uninterrupted power supply system - Smoke removal, firefighting, etc; And more: - Fire alarm system, fire and other emergency warning systems - Security-burglar signalling system - Access monitoring and control system - Closed-circuit, terrestrial and satellite television - Structured cable system (SCS) - Telephone and long-distance communication - Automated parking - Other low current systems.
    Public Address systems are common in most commercial buildings and public spaces for the communication of announcements, music and alerts. The types of Public Address systems are as wide and various as there are types of buildings and structures with considerations to volume, coverage and zoning configurations needed. So essentially nearly all Public Address systems are designed individually to best suit the environment, aesthetics and include the right features with a suitable amount of simplicity or complexity. As an example a factory space with high levels of noise from machinery would need a completely different type of system and components to a house of worship. Also a shopping arcade's needs would be different to a nightclub with live entertainment and a DJ.

    This is why we offer free quotations following information gathering, and if required site inspections to offer the best solution for each customers needs as an individual, rather than a one size fits all scenario.

    Listed below are some ideas and options available that may suit your general needs. All Public Address systems have some common components.

    Firstly an input signal or music source to be distributed to the target audience or space. In the most simple of systems a desktop paging microphone is ideal for general paging and announcements by a receptionist or supervisor. Many phone systems can also interface with a PA system. Back ground music can be played via a variety of devices, like a radio tuner or CD player.

    Secondly a mixer-amplifier, that will provide control and adjustment of the inputs and allow various levels of control and routing to the speakers. In most simple systems a combination mixer/amplifier of suitable output power to match the number of speakers is all that is required. In more complex systems a dedicated mixer with zoning features and remote panels can be used in conjunction with numerous booster amplifiers.

    Finally the speakers. There are a vast range of speakers that have been designed for specific uses. Some examples are: Flush-mount ceiling or wall speakers, Surface mount speakers, weather-proof speakers, horn speakers and some special purpose designs.

    Additional controls can be incorporated to provide more flexibility and system control. These can be located away from the main system components and allow control of a few speakers in an area or even more complex system operations

    Emergency voice notification systems, which are required in some occupancies by the International Building Code (IBC) and NFPA 5000 – Building Construction and Safety Code, are required to be designed in accordance with NFPA 72 – National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. Which edition of NFPA 72 is applicable to is identified in the applicable building code or by the project documents.

    Contact us today to have the latest Public Address System installed in your building or on your business campus.
    The main application of water leak detection system is for industrial and commercial buildings. Leak detection is what protects your infrastructure. Water and electricity just don't mix. But there are more reasons for monitoring water ingress, leaks and flooding in facilities.

    1. Water damage in commercial buildings
    Water damage refers to the intrusion of water into buildings. The damage can take a few hours or a few months to reveal itself. It causes a major loss of property in most cases. Water damage is most ruinous in offices and factories.

    In early stages, you will see water spots on surfaces. This is usually ignored and thought to be “normal”. It is typically considered part of a building’s wear and tear. However, it can turn into a big problem.

    In later stages, you could see corrosion on equipment, rust, and more. By this point, the damage is very bad. It will not be easy to fix. This will be discussed in more detail later.

    Water damage is actually very common. It occurs three times more often than fire damage. In fact, 14,000 buildings in the US experience water damage per day. It can not only occur in commercial buildings but also offices, schools, ie. in any type of building.

    Water damage insurance companies end up paying over 2 billion dollars a year. This is just to cover the costs of water damage to buildings! Water damage claims are the fastest growing claims right now.

    Many people overlook just how serious a threat water damage is to their buildings. This is largely due to most of the damage being under the floors. The damage is also sometimes behind the walls. There, it is not clearly visible and is easily forgotten about.

    However, water damage can be incredibly expensive. It can even cause up to multi-million dollars in irreparable damage! Having a water ingress detection system is therefore very important. Water damage can then be detected early. It will not be given a chance to turn into something too serious.

    Water damage typically occurs due to plumbing. Maybe a water instalment was not properly fixed or not replaced when worn out. It could then lead to a leak. To avoid such leaks, visual checks should be done often. A better way to do it is to install water sensors in your facilities. This is so water damage can be discovered before it becomes too severe.

    Sometimes, natural causes such as heavy rain or a thunderstorm can cause water damage. Of course, this cannot be prevented. Having a leak finding and detection system will help you identify the water damage.

    In offices, most companies spend thousands, even millions of dollars to facilitate maximum uptime. “Uptime” refers to the amount of time that a computer or machine is operating. In doing so, they forget that water damage can severely affect their uptime. They do not invest in having a leak detector.

    But once water gets into a machine, it stops working. Sometimes, insurance does not cover the damage. Even more money is then required to fix the machine. In some cases, a new machine will have to be bought. Uptime is then negatively affected.

    This problem is easily fixed by simply remembering to check for water damage. The best solution is to install a water leak detector. A detector will set off an alarm if there is a water leak. Steps can then be taken to quickly nip it in the bud. This will prevent severe water leaks.

    Did you know that water ingress detection systems may qualify you for credits on your insurance? The same goes for temperature monitoring systems. Speak to your insurance company if you are considering installing such a system.

    Contact us today to have the latest WLD installed in your building or on your business campus.

    2. Water and Data Centers
    You may think your data centers and server rooms are free from water damage. There isn’t even any water there to begin with! However, this is not true.

    Data Centers have a big hidden water use and actually highly depend on water. California houses more than 800 large data centers that consume about 158,000 Olympic swimming pools of water. The main reason for using water in data centers is that cooling requires a lot of water. A medium data center needs around 400 million liters of water a year! A data center can use more clean water than an entire town. The Utah Data Center is also known as the Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center. That data center is expected to use 1.7 million gallons of water on a daily basis.

    Companies such as Microsoft and Google try to reduce their water needs. Whenever possible, they are using outside cooling or by collecting water from rain. Water is cheaper than electricity. As a result data centers will continue to rely on water as a main cooling resource.

    Water inside the data center is making a comeback. In the past data centers and server rooms were equipped with Halon fire surpression systems. This gas would prevent water damage. Halon is a gas on its way out. It is being banned due to its contribution to the damage of the Ozon layer. However Halon is known to destroy systems. Other alternative gasses are being banned too due to their negative impact on the environment. This leads data center operators to look at old school technology. Water as a fire surpression solution is on a way back. It allows operators to save big on their fire surpression systems. The latest trend is the use of HI-FOG systems. Similar to a traditional fog, an HI-FOG system generates a fog. But with very small drops of water. So small that it saves up to 90% when comparing to traditional water sprinklers.

    The common reasons for activating a disaster recovery plan in a data center are following. Water ingress, smoke, and electrical failure. So one out of 3 is water. Where does water damage come from in data centers or server rooms?

    Well, following are known common sources.
    - When air conditioning systems break down or leak. Air conditioners pull moisture out of the air. When an air conditioner’s drainage system is broken, the condensed moisture leaks into the walls instead.

    - When pipes running through the building have a leak.

    - When there is a water leak near the data center/server room.

    - When water leaks from the roof.

    - When traditional flooding occurs.

    Water quality is a contributing factor to the failure of HVAC systems. It happens slowly and is irreversible. At best this leads to a shorter lifespan of the equipment and piping. At worst, you have a leaking cooling system flooding your server room or data center.

    So water monitoring in a data center or server room is a must. It is not an option. Use a server room water sensor to detect flooding in server rooms. This is also known as a water leak detection system for server rooms. It will alert you whenever there is a water leak.

    For data centers, use a water leak detection system for data centers. These water leak detectors will alert you at the first sign of water damage.

    These two sensors will ensure the safety of your data centers and server rooms from water damage. Once you get an alert about a water leak, you can take immediate action. There is thus a much higher chance of you saving the equipment in the room. You do not want to face the effects of water damage. It can be very devastating.

    Go beyond your server rooms and data centers. Use a flooding sensor to detect and locate leaks from pipes running through your building. There are several types of pipes that can leak and cause water damage. Examples are humidification pipes, condensation pipes, and pipes used for water cooling.

    3. ServersCheck's Water and Flooding Sensor

    Luckily, a water flood sensor is extremely easy to set up. All you have to do is attach the water leak detection cable. Make sure it covers the entire length of the pipe.

    Any time the sensing cable’s detection senses a leak, it will notify you. You can then take immediate action before the situation gets worse.

    After every water leak, these cables have to be completely dried. Only once they are fully dry can they be used again.

    ServersCheck provides cheap water detectors for leak detection and water detection. It’s water sensor can detect even the slightest bit of water present on the floor or walls. You can monitor your building for water leaks, wetness, and flooding. It can also detect pipe leaks, leaks under raised floors, and more.

    The reliable leak sensing cable is 17 feet (5 meters). It can also be extended up to 100 feet (30 meters). Any time any water touches the cable, an alarm will be triggered. This alarm is known as a water sensor alarm. An alert will then be sent to either your email or your phone. Alerts can also be sent via SNMP Traps.

    The cable meets following fire resistance requirements: NFPA 262 “Standard Method of Test for Flame Travel and Smoke of Wires and Cables for use in Air-Handling Spaces”

    The water leak sensor is easy to integrate into your Building Management System (BMS). Just use Modbus TCP. If you want to integrate it into your Network Monitoring Systems (NMS), use SNMP.

    The Servers Check water leak detection systems is designed for industrial and commercial use; NOT for residential / home use.

    Contact us today to have the latest WLD System installed in your building or on your business campus.
    Rodent repellent system is an intelligent system which helps in keeping the rodent away from the protected area with high frequency ultrasonic sounds.

    The powerful sound waves generated by the transducers of repellers are within the hearing range of many pests and cause them pain and discomfort. Sometimes they will leave the area being protected immediately, in other cases it will take as long as two to three weeks before significant reduction in infestation occurs.

    A vast array of devices that operate above the human-hearing frequency range have been manufactured and marketed as electronic pest control "tools" that can prevent rodent invasions, repel rodents in existing infestations, or enhance conventional rodent control by influencing rodent movements to improve efficiency in an "integrated" approach. Almost all applications recommended for ultrasonic rodent control devices are in structures (e.g., homes, businesses, warehouses). Since the devices are practically inaudible to humans with their output frequencies above the 20-KHz range to guard against rodent problems with no annoying noises in the home or workplace. Most devices generate ultrasonic output in the 70-140 dB range of intensity as measured 12 inches (30.5 cm) from the transducer.

    Area of Effectiveness:
    A single unit will protect an area of 300 sq.ft. in the work place or cabin. In the areas of the false ceiling / flooring the additional transducer will protect an area of 150 sq. ft. Under difficult conditions, the size of the area can be considerably less. The type of structure, contents and partitions may limit the area of effectiveness. Since the areas that should be protected are those where food and water are present or the point where the pests enter the area it is usually necessary to protect more than one area in the average place. Important considerations are the cleanliness of the area, the means of entry for pests (easy or difficulty), protection of food present in the area, and the availability of alternate source of food and water.

    Contact us today to have the latest Rodent Repellent System installed in your building or on your business campus.
    Replace your paper based visitor book with Visitor’s comprehensive front desk solution. Our visitor management solution enables you to efficiently manage your visitors by letting you pre-register visits, capturing arrival and departure details and producing statistical reports to monitor visitor activity.

    Startech allows you to keep a track of who is on you premises; provides an accurate audit trail and allows you to generate an evacuation list in the case of an emergency.

    Material Movement & Essential Supplies Tracking
    Be it a courier, a shipment delivery or essential commodities like milk, water, food articles etc., register based material movement tracking is a huge challenge.

    With Startech’s material movement tracking system, you can know exactly what goods are coming in, what is going out and where it is being delivered. With well defined approval process, SMS/e-mail notifications, real- time reporting etc., you can enable an enterprise level material movement tracking.

    Customized Badge Printing
    Customize visitor badges with your company logo and the fields of your choice. Startech seamlessly integrates with a variety of printers to print passes from your PC or Kiosk.

    Startech takes visitor badges to a whole new level with it’s support to eco-friendly reusable badges and e-badges. Startech can be your partner of choice in your “Go-Green” initiatives.

    Alerts & Notifications
    The moment visitor checks-in, our visitor management system sends out an e-mail or SMS notification to the host letting them know that the visitor has arrived for the meeting.

    In case a visitor forgets to check-out or overstays his visit duration, an automatic alert message is sent to the host, who can either extend the meeting duration or check out on behalf of his visitor, ensuring the visitor list is always up-to-date.

    In case of an emergency, SMS alerts are sent out to all the visitors to evacuate the premises.

    Interactive Dashboards
    Get real-time view of expected visitors, checked-in visitors and checked-out visitors along with their photo. Startech along with simplifying the visitor search process allows you to check-in / check-out visitor through the dashboard, on click of a button.

    Visitor Kiosks
    Startech’s kiosk based application contains everything you need for self-service visitor sign-in and sign-out. The application guides visitors through an easy to use intuitive step-by-step registration and sign-in process, for both new and existing pre-registered visitors.

    Visitor kiosk makes visitor registration simple by letting the visitors enter their details, click a picture, print a pass and check-in to your premises, all by themselves.

    Centralized, Real-Time Reports
    Know your visitor trends with the help of Startech’s multi dimensional reports. Get a centralized view of who is visiting your premises, why and how often a visitor is visiting. You can also export you reports to Excel / PDF files and store offline.