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An intelligent fire detection system from UK manufacturer, Advanced, has been installed at the South African head office of cosmetics manufacturer, Revlon. Situated in South Africa’s Gauteng province, Revlon’s headquarters comprises of an administration building, warehousing facility, and manufacturing plant.

With area usage varying across this large-scale site, the end-user required that there be immediate identification of the location of any alarm activations An intelligent fire detection system that uses each device’s unique address to automatically identify the location of the alarm condition was therefore specified.

Fire detection system

Advanced’s long-term partner, Technoswitch, supplied the equipment to Brakpan-based fire detection and suppression installers, JMN Projects, who were appointed to design and install the fire detection system.

Advanced products are our first choice whenever we need to specify a fire detection system"

Brett Birch, General Manager at Technoswitch, said: “Advanced products are our first choice whenever we need to specify a fire detection system, so obviously we did so again when asked to propose a system for Revlon’s head office. Advanced panels are exceptionally well made, and they offer an unrivaled reliability record. They’re also simple to program and configure, plus the aftersales support is excellent.”

Cost-Effective solution

从先进的1-loop MxPro 5火面板stalled alongside eight Fire Beam reflective optical beam detectors, 32 Apollo optical detectors, eight Discovery manual call points, and 10 Apollo sounder beacons. Technoswitch’s 27.5V DC boxed power supplies were customized for the specific site requirements, providing battery backup for the optical beam detectors.

With the communication of any emergency notifications on the fire detection network needing to be relayed to the responsible staff on-site, the end-user also required a GS-22 SMS Communicator to be integrated with the fire system. The Communicator provides a cost-effective solution to transmitting emergency signals from the fire panel’s fire and fault relays to a mobile device – with instant notification of any issues being sent in seconds across this large-scale site.

Multiprotocol fire system

Steve Carroll, General Manager for the Middle East at Advanced, said: “Where production and commercial activity run side-by-side, Advanced’s ease of installation and configuration make tailoring specific protection to individual buildings, areas or floors, effortless. The robust and proven technology of Advanced fire systems give our customers peace of mind that their staff and property are well protected, so they can concentrate on running their business.”

MxPro 5 panels are backward compatible with existing MxPro 4 networks

The MxPro 5 is the unbeatable multiprotocol fire system. Approved to EN54-2, 4, and 13, it offers four protocols, Apollo, Argus, Hochiki, and Nittan, and a completely open installer network that benefits from free training and technical support. Panels can be used in single-loop, single-panel format or easily configured into high-speed networks of up to 200-panels covering huge areas. MxPro 5 panels are backward compatible with existing MxPro 4 networks and include a host of features including AlarmCalm for complete false alarm management and reduction.

Intelligent fire systems

Advanced, owned by FTSE 100 Company Halma PLC, protects a wide range of prestigious and high-profile sites across the globe – from London’s Shard to Abu Dhabi International Airport and Egypt’s Cairo Tower. Halma is a global group of life-saving technology companies with a clear purpose to grow a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day.


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