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Vimpex’s Identifire TriTone sounder certified by UL Laboratories

Vimpex’s Identifire TriTone sounder has been certified by UL Laboratories. It’s a move that signifies a strategically important development for Vimpex. The UL brand is recognised worldwide as a mark of quality, safety and reliability and affords Vimpex the opportunity to expand further into more export markets.

Managing director James Jones stated: “Vimpex’s selection of UL Laboratories for certification to EN standards is an important part of the business’ strategy in positioning itself to succeed domestically and further expand our already thriving export activities. With our factory processes and products approved and audited by UL Laboratories, the LPCB and Intertek, we can now lay claim to be the leading independent European manufacturer/distributor of evacuation and notification devices.”

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James Jones: md at Vimpex

Vimpex’s new Identifire TriTone sounder can be flush or surface-mounted and is available in red or white. With three low frequency tones and an output of 92-96 db(A), it’s the ideal product for wall-mounting applications.

TriTone is part of a large and growing range of Vimpex alarm sounders, beacons and system accessories available to end users.

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Advanced launches brochure focused on fire protection advice for historic sites

Advanced has launched a new guide to fire protection for historic and heritage sites, which present unique challenges for end users, specifiers and installers.

The brochure is designed to help key stakeholders understand some of the solutions available for the challenges they face. It addresses many common problems in ensuring adequate active fire protection, tackling the challenges of minimising aesthetic impact, quick and safe evacuation and eliminating unwanted alarms.

Advanced’s systems protect some of the most famous, valuable and most visited sites, among them Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Durham Cathedral, The Magna Carta at Lincoln Castle, Iona Abbey, the Natural History Museum in central London and the Trinity Episcopal Church that’s located in Rhode Island.

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Aston Bowles, head of marketing at Advanced, said: “Historic structures present unique challenges for the fire systems industry, but innovation is delivering significant choice and performance gains for end users, specifiers and responsible people in the sector. The new brochure aims to offer insight into the sector and the solutions that can be used.”

Advanced’s products include complete fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control, fire paging and false alarm management systems.

*To request a copy of the Historic Sites Brochure send an e-mail to: marketing@advancedco.com

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Fike Safety Technology called in to safeguard staff and customers at Corey’s Sports Bar

Corey’s Sports Bar, a newly refurbished nightspot in Tamworth, has invested in a fire detection solution from Fike Safety Technology (FST).

Located in the town centre, the new bar opened at the end of last year and offers local residents the latest sports, music, entertainment and food seven days a week.

FST-approved systems integrator Justice Fire & Security designed and installed a fire safety solution based on FST’s popular Duonet single-loop intelligent addressable fire alarm system.

“The innovative technology built into the Duonet panel is designed to significantly reduce false alarms and provide the flexibility required for demanding environments such as nightclubs,” explained, Steve Grant, installations manager at Justice Fire & Security. “This flexibility, combined with the benefits of FST’s multi-criteria detectors, made Duonet an obvious choice for this project.”

Forty devices including Multipoint ASD detectors, call points, sounders and beacons have been installed in the bar (up to 200 devices can be installed on a single loop). The Multipoint ASD detector provides high performance and flexibility through multiple choices of detection mode combined with an optional built-in 90 dBA sounder and strobe. The unit can be set to a single mode or a combination for a choice of up to 15 different settings.

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Corey’s Sports Bar

Each detector also has an in-built loop isolator as well as optional I/O for local control and switching. This single device can be used in all fire detection applications simply by changing its mode of operation.

For example, the detectors protecting the dance floor have been programmed to a heat mode as the bar uses a smoke machine for effects. This flexibility also allows the system to be easily reconfigured if the layout of the venue should change at any time in the future.

“As a system designer and installer the flexibility of the Multipoint ASD Detectors is a great advantage,” added Grant. “We only have to stock a couple of different versions of detector and they can easily be re-programmed on site if we come across any problems during commissioning.”

To aid evacuation in the event of a fire scenario, standalone strobes have been installed in the toilets as well as on detectors on the dance floor. The use of integral strobes eliminates the need to install a separate strobe and therefore saves time and money.

Loop-mounted I/O modules have been used to automatically turn off the sound system and turn on the lighting if an alarm is triggered.

The Duonet panel provides up to two loops whereas Quadnet, its larger brother, has a capacity of up to four loops making addressable Multipoint ASD detector technology available to end user customers with systems of up to 800 devices.

The standard black high-gloss finish of the panels not only reflects its state-of-the-art technology, but also enhances the surroundings such that they don’t have to be ‘hidden away’ as is often the case with traditional fire alarm control panels.

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