Kentec protects new Specsavers site

Kentec Protect SpecsaversKentec gas extinguishing fire safety panels are playing an important role helping protecting Specsavers’ new £12 million West Midland manufacturing and distribution centre.

A new fire safety system, designed and installed by life safety systems specialists Leader Systems LLP, comprises Kentec K11031 M2 Sigma XT Automatic three zone Extinguishant Control Panels with Apollo conventional Series 65 devices plus conventional sounder/beacons and bells from Klaxon Signals. Continue reading ‘Kentec protects new Specsavers site’

Fire door code of practice revised

BSI Fire Door Regulations changedBSI, the business standards company, has revised BS 8214 Code of practice for fire door assemblies. The updated standard gives recommendations for the specification, installation and maintenance of timber-based fire doors.

BS 8214 now includes updated guidance associated with the sealing between the door assembly and the surrounding structure. The recommendations are applicable to timber-based hinged or pivoted pedestrian door assemblies or door leaves, fitted into frames of any material.  Continue reading ‘Fire door code of practice revised’

World Famous Restaurants Enjoy Advanced Protection

Advanced Fire Protect The Ivy LondonTwo of London’s most exclusive restaurants, including the world-renowned Ivy, are now protected by industry-leading fire panels from Advanced.

Both The Ivy and Sexy Fish in Berkeley Square, which are both owned by Caprice Holdings, have been fitted with MxPro 4 fire panels from Advanced. The Ivy has recently been subject to a full refurbishment, overseen by the Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. The work included a comprehensive overhaul of the building’s fire system by experts from Sussex-based ROC Solutions, who also installed the brand-new system at Sexy Fish, as well as the existing fire panels in The Club at The Ivy. Continue reading ‘World Famous Restaurants Enjoy Advanced Protection’

Advanced Panels Protect World Class Chemical Plant

Advanced panels protect chemical plantThe performance, ease-of-use and backwards compatibility of its MxPro 5 multiprotocol panels has seen Advanced chosen to protect a major UK chemical plant owned by manufacturer, Victrex, a world leader in the high-performance polymer solutions. The company focusses on serving a diverse range of markets that use VICTREX™ PEEK polymer, including smartphones, aeroplanes, cars, medical devices, oil and gas operations. Continue reading ‘Advanced Panels Protect World Class Chemical Plant’

Advanced showing its fire systems at ISEC Ireland

Advanced Fire at ISECGlobal fire systems leader Advanced is showcasing its technology at ISEC Ireland in Dublin this April. The company will be located at booth E2, where industry experts will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

“Advanced has a well established reputation for quality, performance and ease-of-use in the Irish fire systems market and we work with some of the best professionals in the industry to achieve this position. We’re delighted to be attending ISEC – It’s a very focused show in a territory that’s very important to us,” Said Neil Parkin, Advanced’s Regional Sales Manager. Continue reading ‘Advanced showing its fire systems at ISEC Ireland’

Haes Introduce Ambient System to the UK Market

Haes Ambient systemLeading fire control panel manufacturer Haes are proud of their growing reputation for delivering innovative solutions to address diverse fire control situations. This flexibility and forward thinking has now led to Haes adding a new brand to their already extensive range. Introducing Ambient System who specialise in the development, manufacturing and delivery of Public Address & Voice Alarm equipment (PAVA). Due to constant development and improvement, Haes can rely on the Ambient Systems catering flawlessly for multi-industry use. Continue reading ‘Haes Introduce Ambient System to the UK Market’

Kentec’s arrival at Bergen’s new airport terminal

Kentec Norways New TerminalA new life safety system based around Kentec’s Syncro XT+ addressable extinguishing control panel technology is being installed in the new 4 billion Kroner (Euro 407m) terminal at Norway’s Bergen Flesland International Airport.

Bergen Flesland’s new terminal will treble the airport’s capacity and will include a new dedicated train line connecting Flesland to Bergen city centre. The terminal building itself will be scalable, featuring all core functions, including check-in, baggage, storage systems, security control, and departure and arrival halls on two separate levels.  Continue reading ‘Kentec’s arrival at Bergen’s new airport terminal’

Advanced Appoints New UK Regional Sales Manager

KenBullockGlobal fire systems leader Advanced has appointed Ken Bullock as its new sales manager for south east England.

Well known in the UK fire industry – and a specialist in the wireless fire systems – Ken will develop and maintain Advanced’s customer base across the region, working closely with its existing regional sales managers and business development team.

I’ve known and worked with its team for many years and few people in the industry can argue with the leading position the company enjoys. Advanced’s Continue reading ‘Advanced Appoints New UK Regional Sales Manager’

Kentec launches new Syncro XT+ Extinguishing Panel

Syncro XT+ (Smaller)Kentec has launched its much-anticipated Syncro XT+ Multi Area Addressable Extinguishing Panel. The Syncro XT+ provides addressable detection over 1 or 2 loops with 16 Zone LED Indicators and is available with up to four extinguishant release control units built in and is fully approved to EN12094-1, EN54-2 and EN54-4.

The extinguishant control modules on the panel have a comprehensive set of inputs and outputs to monitor and control the extinguishing system whether it be gas, aerosol or another. Being configurable via a simple programming interface means that the panel can be programmed to meet the clients’ specific requirements. Continue reading ‘Kentec launches new Syncro XT+ Extinguishing Panel’

New Los Angeles Federal Courthouse kept safe with FFE’s beam smoke detectors

Fire ray FFE detectorsTo ensure optimum fire detection in its large atrium, the impressive new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse has installed four Fireray beam smoke detectors from FFE. The units were commissioned and installed by SimplexGrinnell.

“Because the atrium is so high, conventional smoke detectors were not suitable for this installation,” commented Managing Director Mark Osborne. “Our Fireray 5000 auto-aligning, reflective smoke detectors were selected instead as they are ideal for this kind of large interior, providing extensive coverage at minimal cost.” Continue reading ‘New Los Angeles Federal Courthouse kept safe with FFE’s beam smoke detectors’




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