Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System
BNWAS monitors the watch officer’s presence through watch safety system functions.
A watch officer is required to press the button on a Timer Reset Panel or to operate navigation equipment (e.g. ECDIS, Radar, etc.) at certain intervals.
When the officer fails to press the button within pre-set intervals, visual and audible alarms will be generated in the wheelhouse.
If the officer doesn’t respond to the alarm, the system transfers the alarm to the Cabin Panels installed in other sections of the vessel in order to inform backup officers of the watch officer’s incapacity.
The BR-500 is constructed around a single processor, which secures a swift and simple installation. The processor can be placed anywhere under the bridge for easy connection with cabin alarm panels. Our main panel is approved as a voice alarm on the bridge. This differentiates from competing products where, in order to fulfil the IMO requirements, the requirement of an extra alarm panel for the bridge is needed.
The BR-500 standard package contains:
- Main alarm panel BR-510
- Processor unit BR-520
- 10 m cable (from the processor unit to the main alarm panel)
- Standard spares, installation materials and a manual