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New website launched by Bull Products for Cygnus wireless fire alarm system

Bull Products has just launched a brand new website at www.cygnusalarms.com devoted to its innovative Cygnus wireless fire alarm system.

Developed in conjunction with major construction companies, the Cygnus system is designed specifically for use on construction sites where the environment demands far higher radio performance than standard systems. The Cygnus system is able to link no less than 480 alarm devices in 15 zones.

The new website has been created to help construction companies specify the exact Cygnus system they would like for a particular project. As well as giving an explanation of the system and its capabilities, there’s a full listing of all the control panels and individual alarm units available.

There are also helpful videos to explain the system and its maintenance, and a gallery showing recent installations for end user customers including BSkyB, Crossrail and Scotland Yard together with a number of customer testimonials on projects as well as full Case Studies.

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Included on the site is a full technical section and servicing advice plus details of the standards relating to the use of fire alarm systems on different types of construction sites and conformity to regulations.

The Cygnus wireless fire alarm system is backed by an eight-strong customer support team who are there to help customers with their specific requirements, installation and servicing needs.

Five control panels, 31 alarm units

In the Cygnus family there are a choice of five control panels and 31 alarm units and accessories, all illustrated with their details on the website. A CYG6 control panel has recently been introduced to cater for smaller construction sites, handling 32 alarm devices in a single zone. There’s also a control panel available with a GSM modem allowing reporting via SMS text messaging.

Another innovation is a PIR option available on all alarm modules to detect intruders and alert off-site personnel for added safety protection.

The Cygnus fire alarm system has an impressive capability of linking up to 480 units across a construction site. Individual units may be either a fire alarm Call Point, First Aid alert point, smoke detector, heat detector or a combined Call Point/First Aid alert alarm. Further capabilities include out-of-hours notifications via an auto-dialling panel to key-holders.

Cygnus has been specifically designed for use in dense concrete and steel structured buildings, and areas where there are many other radio frequencies in use. Particular attention has been given to achieving an extremely long range connection. Operational distances in excess of 1.5 km have been recorded in an open air environment.

Cygnus covers impressive distances due to a meshing system which allows devices to communicate through one another and not directly to the panel.

Bull Products offers a full one-year guarantee on all Cygnus devices and provides high levels of technical, on-site and after-sales service support in addition to its standard maintenance contracts.

*Further information on the Cygnus wireless alarm system is available from Bull Products on (telephone) 01432 371170 or send an e-mail to: info@bullproducts.co.uk

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BAM becomes early adopter of Bull Products’ Cygnus fire alarm system

A division of BAM, one of the UK’s foremost construction groups, has installed the Cygnus wireless fire alarm system from Bull Products at over 10 construction sites since the solution was launched in May 2014.

One of these projects is a new development for Hayes Retail which incorporates an Asda supermarket boasting 8,000 square metres of floor space and including car park and petrol filling station.

Due to the large site footprint and separate office and welfare complex, the project management team at BAM Fire Protection Services opted to install the Cygnus system as the temporary fire alarm system.

The complete Cygnus system with the control panel (centre) and alarm modules either side

The complete Cygnus system with the control panel (centre) and alarm modules either side

Mike Whitfield, the contracts manager at BAM Fire Protection Services, was so impressed with the development of the new Cygnus system that he, along with the Health and Safety Department, has put the system forward under Safety Best Practice to the entire BAM London region as a recommendation for all BAM site managers, project managers and Health and Safety officers.

Whitfield explained: “We were looking to adopt a wireless fire alarm system within the group. We particularly like the Cygnus system’s addressability, and Bull Products also integrated a First Aid alert within the Call Point which satisfied our needs.” Bull Products is now working on a future option for controlling panels on a remote basis.

Linking 480 units in 15 zones

Launched only two months ago, the Cygnus wireless fire alarm system can linkno less than 480 units in 15 different zones around a construction site, with each zone having the capacity to accommodate 32 units. The individual units can be fire alarm Call Points, First Aid alert points, smoke detectors, heat detectors and a combined Call Point-First Aid alarm. The alarms – which can be used “time and again” – are addressable to the panel and may be re-addressed very simply after being relocated.

Intended purely for use on construction sites, the Cygnus system has been specifically designed for deployment in dense concrete and steel-structured buildings and areas where there are many other radio frequencies in operation. On that basis, particular attention has been given to achieving an impressive connection range. Where there are multiple sites within range of each other, the Cygnus system has been designed to operate on different site addresses in order to keep each system separate and free from interference.

The Cygnus fire alarm Call Point in detail

The Cygnus fire alarm Call Point in detail

A major feature of the Cygnus system is the optional control panel which provides a very sophisticated capability with an event log function which records any events such as an alarm activation, low battery warning and signal faults, all of which can be viewed if necessary in the history folder held on the panel.

The system also has the ability to test all units and has an evacuate function which will act as a Call Point to the rest of the alarm units.

Each unit in the system can provide the panel with information at regular intervals. This explicit information confirms the unit is still present and what the battery status of each device is at the time. Known as the ‘heart beat’ this message is monitored by the control panel where fitted and, if the ‘heart beat’ is not heard for several intervals, the control panel logs a full status for that unit.

Further information is available at: http://www.bullproducts.co.uk

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