Fire protection is a critical factor in the built environment. It’s literally a matter of life and death, so governments implement stringent regulations to minimise risk.

Australia does well on that score, according to Joachim Schuetz, Head of Fire Safety for Siemens Australia. “I like it that everything is connected to safety in this country. This country really wants to protect its citizens,” Schuetz said. Unfortunately, there’s an associated problem in that too many people in…