Seismic Accelerograph
Earthquake Monitoring in the Philippines

“Earthquake Instrumentation – integrating seismic accelerograph to monitor building structural health from seismic activity (DPWH compliance)”

Professional Integrator
for your Seismic

Products are readily
available at your service

Seismic Accelerograph
Earthquake Monitoring in the Philippines

“Earthquake Instrumentation – integrating seismic accelerograph to monitor building structural health from seismic activity (DPWH compliance)”

Professional Integrator
for your Seismic

Products are readily
available at your service


PhilGeps accredited and known for our top-quality auxiliary


Our expert technical team is ready to offer both remote and on-site support


Our accelerographs fully adhere to DPWH’s regulations on earthquake recording instrumentation for buildings


Designed in Japan and rigorously tested by top-quality manufacturers globally, guaranteeing unmatched excellence

Seismic Accelerograph Products

Our full-service approach covers every aspect, from design and supply to seamless installation and ongoing maintenance, ensuring your well-being throughout the entire process

VastResult Inc. is a leading provider of earthquake magnitude detection and monitoring solutions in the Philippines. Offering a full range of services, from designing and supplying the equipment to installing and maintaining it. Our solutions are used to protect a wide range of infrastructure, ensuring that it is safe and can withstand earthquakes.

Our advanced technology provides accurate evaluations of building structural health, from smaller buildings, building facilities to towering skyscrapers. With our team of expert technicians, we’re committed to delivering innovative and reliable systems that meet the specific needs of your earthquake monitoring system.

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Seismic Accelerograph Completed Products and Installations

Our seismic accelerograph was successfully deployed and installed across various sectors, including department stores, manufacturing building, industrial facilities, and hospitals. Our expertise ensures reliable seismic monitoring tailored to diverse industry needs.

  • Mall Project (Supply & Installation)
  • Manufacturing Companies (Supply & Installation)
  • High-Rise Building (Supply & Installation)
  • Apartments and Condominium Buildings (Supply & Installation)
  • Health Care Facilities (Supply & Installation)
  • Commercial Building (Supply & Installation)

Seismic Accelerograph Brands

Partnering with high-precision brands adhering to international standards of quality and reliability

Offering a diverse selection of seismic accelerographs sourced from top manufacturers in Japan, Korea, and Australia. Our products deliver high-precision data on building management systems behavior during seismic events, ensuring safety and integrity.

Our strong motion accelerograph fully aligns with DPWH IRR Memorandum standards for modern digital seismic accelerographs, ensuring strict compliance and reliability to monitor earthquake activity.

How Seismic Accelerograph Works?

Empowering safety, safeguarding assets, and restoring order in the face of earthquake emergencies

Seismic Accelerographs provide continuous monitoring and recording of ground movements and vibrations. This real-time data aids building authorities in several crucial ways:

  • Ensuring Safety: By accurately assessing ground movements, the system prevents unnecessary evacuations, ensuring the safety of occupants and assets within the building structure.
  • Structural Integrity Assessment: The gathered data allows authorities to promptly assess the structural integrity of the building post-earthquake, determining if it is safe for reoccupation.
  • Immediate Response: Different levels of ground movement trigger external seismic alarms and utility shut-offs, facilitating swift evacuation and securing essential assets within the premises.
  • Maintainability: With its reliability, the product is ensured for its continued operation and functionality throughout its intended lifespan.

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Seismic Accelerograph Automatic Safety Features in relation with Building Safety Integration

Our accelerograph brands offer integration with various building safety, security, and management systems, enabling automatic safety protocols during magnitude levels of seismic events.

Government Buildings
  • Hospitals, schools, and other buildings above 50 meters are required at least 3 accelerographs located at: (1) Ground Floor / Lowest Basement (if available), (2) Middle Floor, and (3) Floor below Roof.
  • Hospitals with 50-bed capacity or more and schools with 20 classrooms or more but not more than three storeys are required at least one (1) accelerograph to be installed at Ground Floor / Lowest Basement (if available).
  • Provincial/City/Municipal Halls and Buildings are required at least one accelerograph installed at the Ground Floor / Lowest Basement (if available).
Private Buildings
  • Buildings above 50 meters in height is required at least 3 accelerographs located at: (1) Ground Floor / Lowest Basement (if available), (2) Middle Floor, and (3) Floor below Roof.
  • Hospitals with 50-bed capacity or more and schools with 20 classrooms or more but not more than three storeys are required at least one (1) accelerograph to be installed at Ground Floor / Lowest Basement (if available).
  • Commercial buildings and industrial buildings with occupancy of at least 1,000 persons or gross floor areas of at least 10,000 square meters are also required for at least 1 accelerograph installed at the Ground Floor / Lowest Basement (if available).

The availability of seismic accelerograph within building and other structures is important for seismic motion detection to ensure the structural health of a building with compliance to the DPWH requirement and regulations.

Our Process

Our full-service approach covers every aspect, from design and supply to seamless installation and ongoing maintenance, ensuring your peace of mind throughout the entire process

If you’re seeking an earthquake recording instrument that adheres to DPWH guidelines, we have the perfect solution for your needs. Reach out to us anytime, and we’ll be ready to assist you promptly.

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Know More About Accelerograph

Earthquake Recording Instrumentation that provides real-time data on ground movement, essential for the structural health monitoring of buildings

  • What is Seismic Accelerograph?
  • DPWH Mandatory Requirement
  • Why is it Mandatory?
  • Built-in Features

What is a Seismic Accelerograph?

A seismic accelerograph is a tool that tracks and logs the speed at which the ground moves during earthquakes and other seismic activity. It has a sensor that detects ground movement and a recorder that stores this information. These devices are crucial in seismology and structural engineering. They collect data on the severity and length of ground shaking, which is essential for determining seismic risks and creating buildings that can withstand earthquakes.

This seismic monitoring device offers seamless integration with various building security systems, including Fire Detection and Alarm Systems (FDAS), as well as Public Address (PA) systems. In the event of an earthquake, it can activate alarms and broadcast notifications to alert people within the building. The system can connect to a building’s BMS, enabling it to take automatic safety measures. For example, it can shut off power lines, gas lines, and elevators to reduce risks. It can also control access to secure areas, keeping occupants safe during earthquakes. This integration protects lives and reduces damage caused by seismic events.

Seismic Accelerograph – A DPWH Mandatory Requirement

Fortify your building’s structural health with an Earthquake Recording Instrument

Building construction is now advised to adhere in compliance with the DPWH-National Building Code Development Office and pursuant to DPWH-NBCDO Memorandum Circular No. 01 Series of 2015, where all building owners in every city or municipality is required in installing subject instruments. These guidelines serve the following purposes:
  • To achieve a clear understanding of the actual dynamic behavior of buildings or structures under earthquake loading.
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Why did installing a Seismic Accelerograph is a Must?

Prioritizing disaster preparedness is essential for safeguarding lives and mitigating economic losses.

Due to the Philippines’ susceptibility to natural disasters, particularly earthquakes, the government has introduced additional security measures mandating the inclusion of accelerographs alongside FDAS and CCTV systems for businesses with buildings reaching at least 50 meters in height, as a prerequisite for obtaining a business permit.

Built-In Features of Seismic Accelerograph

Our Seismic Accelerograph excels as a self-contained solution that combines earthquake sensing and monitoring capabilities. It operates independently, eliminating the need for external monitoring systems or cables that are prone to failure during seismic events. This standalone design ensures reliable data collection and analysis even when severe earthquakes disrupt infrastructure.

Our Seismic accelerograph excels in reliability during natural disasters with several key features:

  • Backup Battery: Equipped with a backup battery, ensuring continuous operation even during power outages caused by natural disasters.
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Frequently Asked Question

(Learn more about basic but important information about Seismic Accelerograph)

The government required the installation of seismic monitoring technology to save lives and prevent financial harm. Accelerograph devices must be installed in structures taller than 50 meters, including government buildings, airports, condos, hotels, malls, warehouses, hospitals, schools, libraries, and others. Hospital buildings having at least three storeys or higher and a minimum bed capacity of fifty. School buildings that are at least three stories tall and include at least twenty classrooms. Commercial or high-rise buildings having a minimum capacity of 1000 people. Industrial buildings having a minimum capacity of 1000 people are also required for an installation of seismic accelerographs.

A seismograph is a generic term used to describe a recording device that detects ground motion due to earthquake. Typically this will comprise a recorder and a seismometer, which is a sensor that detects the velocity of the ground. An accelerograph is recorder that uses an accelerometer, which as you can tell from the name detects the acceleration of the ground. An accelerometer is a sensor that measures acceleration, like a speedometer measures speed. An accelerometer is often part of an accelerograph, an instrument that contains accelerometers and records the acceleration.

During earthquakes and seismic events, accelerographs are key instruments installed in buildings to accurately gauge the forces acting on them. These devices record acceleration data, which is crucial for professionals to understand how structures withstand seismic stresses. By analyzing this data, engineers and seismologists can determine a building’s performance, estimate possible damage, and make improvements to designs to increase earthquake resistance and ensure public safety.

Accelerographs are devices that capture, and archive data associated with earthquakes. They typically store this information within their internal recording systems, which may include:

  • Acceleration Data: The primary data recorded by accelerographs is the acceleration experienced by the instrument during a seismic event. This data is typically recorded as a function of time and is crucial for assessing the seismic forces acting on structures.
  • Time Stamp: Accurate time information is essential for correlating the recorded acceleration data with the timing of seismic events. Therefore, accelerographs typically record the time of each data point with a high degree of precision.
  • Event Metadata: Metadata such as the date, time, and location of the seismic event are recorded to provide context for the recorded acceleration data. This information helps in analyzing and interpreting the data in relation to specific seismic events.
  • Instrument Status: Information about the status of the accelerograph, including its operational condition, battery level, and any diagnostic data, may be recorded to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the recorded data.
  • Triggering Parameters: Accelerographs are often equipped with trigger settings to initiate data recording when certain acceleration thresholds are exceeded. The triggering parameters, such as trigger level and duration, may be recorded to document the conditions under which data recording occurred.
  • Calibration Data: Information about the instrument’s calibration status and calibration coefficients may be recorded to ensure the accuracy of the recorded acceleration data.
  • File Management: Accelerographs typically organize recorded data into files or data sets for ease of retrieval and analysis. Information about file names, file sizes, and data storage capacity may be recorded to manage the recorded data effectively.

By recording and storing these types of information, accelerographs provide a comprehensive record of seismic events and their effects, which is invaluable for earthquake engineering, research, and disaster mitigation efforts.

The following are the ideal locations for seismic equipment installation, which is where strong-motion accelerograph instruments should be installed, so that they can capture correct information during earthquake events: Ground Floor, Lower Basement (if applicable), Mid-Level Floor, and lastly is the floor near the top of the building. Installing or mounting the item with protected storage requires appropriate room and securing it in an unobstructed location.

Accelerographs play a vital role in promoting a building’s structural integrity during seismic events by providing valuable data that engineers and designers use to enhance seismic resilience. Here’s how accelerographs contribute to this goal:

  • Structural Assessment: Accelerographs measure and record the dynamic response of a building to seismic forces during an earthquake. This data helps engineers assess how the building behaves under different levels of ground shaking. By understanding the structural response, engineers can identify weaknesses or vulnerabilities in the building’s design or construction.
  • Performance Evaluation: Accelerograph data allows engineers to evaluate the performance of structural elements and systems during seismic events. They can assess whether the building meets design criteria and performance objectives, such as limiting displacement, drift, and acceleration, to ensure occupant safety and minimize damage.
  • Verification of Design Assumptions: Engineers use accelerograph data to validate design assumptions and refine structural models. This verification process ensures that the building’s design accurately represents its behavior during earthquakes and helps identify any discrepancies or areas for improvement.
  • Optimization of Retrofitting Strategies: For existing buildings, accelerograph data can inform retrofitting and strengthening strategies to improve seismic performance. Engineers can use the recorded response data to identify critical structural elements that may require reinforcement or retrofit measures to enhance the building’s resilience to seismic events.
  • Code Compliance and Standards Development: Accelerograph data contributes to the development and refinement of building codes and standards related to seismic design. By analyzing the performance of buildings during earthquakes, authorities can update codes to reflect the latest knowledge and practices, ensuring that new construction meets appropriate seismic design requirements.
  • Research and Innovation: Accelerograph data fuels ongoing research and innovation in earthquake engineering and structural dynamics. Researchers use this data to develop new analytical methods, seismic design techniques, and innovative structural systems aimed at improving the seismic resilience of buildings.

Overall, accelerographs play a crucial role in promoting a building’s structural integrity during seismic events by providing essential data for structural assessment, performance evaluation, retrofitting strategies, code compliance, and research efforts aimed at enhancing seismic resilience.

About VastResult Inc.

Why Choose Us As Your Seismic Accelerograph Provider?

  • Integrator of Security Systems Consolidating your building security systems under a single provider offers significant advantages. It streamlines communication, provides a dedicated and accessible support team, and simplifies future upgrades or expansions, ensuring a cohesive and efficient security infrastructure.
  • Professional Technical Team as your Product Installer Our team of highly qualified professionals is equipped with up-to-date skills for installing Seismic Accelerographs. We excel in seamlessly connecting these devices with external security systems, ensuring adherence to the rigorous safety standards set by the DPWH. These measures are critical for fortifying buildings and safeguarding public safety.
  • Structural Health Monitoring Triaxial accelerometers are essential for detecting and measuring vibrations in buildings and infrastructure. They help identify structural problems and predict potential failures. By monitoring seismic activity and analyzing how structures move, these accelerometers provide valuable information to help ensure safety and maintain structural integrity by allowing for proactive measures to be taken.
  • Dedicated After-Sales Service Assistance We don’t disappear after installing your project. We’re dedicated to providing ongoing support beyond just the initial setup. We’re all about making things easy for you. If you need anything, we’re just a call away, ready to give you the best service and make sure your concerns are always taken care of quickly.


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