Trigion adds new fire systems business to growing security portfolio

Security specialist, Trigion, has strengthened its offer with the launch of a new fire systems business.

The fire systems business will be headed-up by Neil Twigg, a highly respected professional with over 20-years’ experience in the fire and safety industry. Specifically appointed by Trigion to lead the newly-formed division, Neil has worked on a wide range of projects, from fire alarm systems for small commercial premises, to complex detection and suppression systems for blue chip national account customers, industrial complexes and data centres.

Trigion’s new fire protection measures will include:

  • Fire alarm installation and maintenance
  • Emergency lighting fitting and upkeep
  • Active fire protection systems provision and preservation, including sprinklers, water-mist and gaseous fire extinguishing systems
  • Passive fire protection systems maintenance and remedial works, including fire doors, fire compartmentation and fire stopping
  • Wet and dry riser upkeep
  • Portable fire extinguisher installation and aftercare
  • AOV (Automatic Opening Vent) maintenance
  • Systems testing and commissioning
  • Fire surveys, consultancy risk assessments and training

Paul Grist, Director of Trigion Security Services, said: “We are delighted to bring to market our new fire systems service, which perfectly complements our already established security offer. We are now able to offer our clients a total end-to-end fire and security solution, which means all their safety needs can be taken care of through just one single supplier.

“We are also thrilled to welcome Neil to our growing team. Neil is an expert in his field and we are confident that he will drive the new division forward with his invaluable knowledge and passion for fire safety.”

Trigion Security Services UK, which is part of the Facilicom Group, also offers electronic security services, manned guarding, remote monitoring and surveillance, keyholding and alarm response services. The firm is NSI Gold Accredited, UKAS Certified and SIA Approved.

Taktis fire detection protects luxury student accommodation

A dazzling new luxury student accommodation development in the heart of historic Durham is the perfect location for Kentec’s highly acclaimed Taktis fire detection and alarm technology. Ernest Place, just 10 minutes away from the city’s vibrant centre and the university’s Durham city location, is a complex of 5 and 6 bed apartments and studios boasting deluxe features such as a gym, sauna and on-site cinema, and delivering a modern student lifestyle that is described as University student living at its finest!

Such a prestige development demands a fire safety system of the highest pedigree, performance and reliability, which is why leading specialists MRM Solutions opted for an open protocol system built around the sophisticated features of the new Taktis Technology Platform.

A fire safety system comprising three 8 loop Taktis networked fire control panels, one in each accommodation block, plus a Vision repeater using Hochiki ESP protocol is connected to primarily Hochiki smoke and sounder beacon bases (VADs).

Kentec’s Taktis fire detection and alarm system combines the very latest in hardware and software to produce a control and indication system that is both powerful and sophisticated, yet simple to understand. Available in 2-8 loop or 2-16 loop versions and certified to EN54-2 and EN54-4, Taktis is ideal for installation in larger buildings. Its capacity to be networked up to 128 panels and repeaters gives reassurance to all building owners/operators that they’re in safe hands.
Not only does Kentec’s Taktis provide solutions to the most technically challenging applications in life safety, it delivers added value through ease of use, displaying clear information to ensure that when an event occurs appropriate action is taken swiftly.
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