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.  Read more

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 Read more

Gent by Honeywell life safety technology keeps The O2 Arena development safe and sound

Gent Honeywell O2The O2 Arena in London has recently been complemented by a state-of-the-art development that includes a hotel complex with conference centre facilities and the largest pillar free ballroom in Europe, as well as a number of prestige apartments. To keep residents, guests and other visitors safe, life safety technology from Gent by Honeywell has been specified throughout.

Looking at it today, it is difficult to appreciate that London’s Greenwich Peninsula has something of a chequered history. The area remained largely undeveloped until the nineteenth century, at which point industrial development and good access to the River Thames encouraged businesses such as soap, Read more

Leading Kosovo Bank Selects Advanced Protection for New HQ

Advanced Kosovo bank hqOne of the leading banks in Europe’s newest nation has selected industry-leading Advanced fire systems to protect its new headquarters.

The purpose-built HQ of NLB Bank in Pristina, Kosovo is a landmark building in the heart of the Kosovar capital, and a symbol of the growing economic confidence of the county, which became independent in 2008. Advanced’s Axis EN fire alarm system and ExGo extinguishing control panels were specified to offer fire alarm, detection and suppression control services. Read more

Advanced Chosen For Atlantic Islands Centre.

advanced-luing-heritageEven the smallest buildings can be of critical importance to their users, especially in relatively isolated communities. The performance and reliability of Advanced’s MxPro fire alarm panels has seen them installed in another remote coastal location, the Atlantic Islands Centre on Luing, off the west coast of Scotland.

Situated south of Oban in the Firth of Lorne, the largely unspoilt 5.5 square mile Isle of Luing is one of the Slate Islands. The Atlantic Visitor Centre, in the village of Cullipool, is set to revitalise the island’s economy, raising awareness of Luing as a tourist destination and offering a Read more

EN54 Part 13: Does Your Fire System Measure Up?

advanced-fire-detectionNew infographic from Advanced helps ensure system performance and integrity
EN54 Part 13 is a real indicator of fire system performance but is widely misunderstood and sometimes misrepresented. To ensure everyone can check their fire system measures up, Advanced, one of the first companies in Europe to achieve Part 13, has produced a new infographic and 1.5m wall chart that sets out the Part 13 related issues you need to be aware of. Read more

AlarmSense Control Panels from Haes Chosen to Protect Temporary Classrooms in Schools

Haes Alarm SenseTemporary school classrooms often pose a quandary in respect of fire safety due to the investment required for a short-term need. Bridge Fire & Security based in Uxbridge are supporting schools across London by utilising Haes’ AlarmSense control panels.

Developed specifically to work with the Apollo Fire Detectors ‘AlarmSense’ protocol devices which embrace two-wire technology, all devices are wired to the same pair of cables instead of having to run separate circuits for detectors and sounders. Installation is therefore faster and costs less as a result, which is why it is very appealing as a protection solution for temporary classrooms. Read more

AlarmCalm False Alarm Management System Recognised in Tomorrow’s Health and Safety Awards 2016

FFE Tomorrows Health & Safety“Without a safe, healthy and happy workforce, UK businesses would find it almost impossible to operate. Luckily there are a host of products and services on the market to assure companies that workers are well looked after. It is these tools that have been featured in our magazine over the past year and the best of the bunch have made it onto our awards shortlist.” Those are the words of Alison Carter, editor of Tomorrow’s Health and Safety magazine. Read more

New Fire System for UK College Demonstrates Advanced Advantages

AdvancedFireAn Advanced, intelligent fire system with touchscreen repeaters, internet control and backwards compatibility, has been chosen to protect Ringmer Community College in East Sussex.

Originally opened in 1958, Ringmer Community College is a leading secondary school Academy with specialisms in technology and the arts. The college also has a Sixth Form that boasts excellent engineering and media facilities. Read more

Advanced Provides New Fire System Simulator to Leading London Airport

Advanced London City AirportLondon City Airport has recently opened a new simulation training room, mirroring its fire system which features panels from leading manufacturer, Advanced.

Opened in 1987, the airport, situated at the former Royal Docks in Newham, is the only airport to be located within the M25. Servicing over 3.6 million passengers annually, the airport has ten operating airlines that travel to over 45 destinations. The complex is already protected by Advanced MxPro panels and the new training room will allow staff to learn their use and explore various scenarios in a controlled and isolated environment. Read more