Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA

Project Name Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA
Location Camerperdown, New South Wales
Sector Hospitals
Products FireFinder, EV3000 Combo System

Project Overview

The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA combines all facets of clinical care; surgery, medical, radiation oncology, research, integrative medicine, and support services for patients, their families, and careers. The purpose-built centre will ensure better outcomes for those touched by, or, experiencing cancer.

System Summary

The system consists of a networked EV3000 Evacuation System with a High-Level Interface to the networked FireFinder Alarm System which utilises over 2500 XP95 Detectors.

A FireRay 5000 Beam Detector protects the large atrium as well as 3 Gas Risk Panels for the computer data rooms. 

The fire system is also monitored by Ampac’s SmartGraphics system for ease of use, both by the building manager and the NSW Fire Brigade. 

Site-Specific Challenges and Solutions

18 “Sister Station” Mimic and Warden Intercom Phone control points were manufactured specifically for the project.

The vast size of the building, as well as the sheer number of detectors, is easily managed via the Ampac SmartGraphics system.


Panels / Network Nodes FireFinder and EV3000
FireFinder Network 4 Nodes
EV3000 Network 2 Nodes
SmartGraphics 1 Graphics Computer
Sister Station Mimic 18
Warden Intercom Points 46
Detectors Over 2500
Speakers Over 1500