Hush ActiV, C-TEC’s innovative new BS 5839-6 domestic fire alarm system, is providing first-class fire protection at a luxury apartment block in Bolton.
Set in stunning landscaped gardens in Horwich, a small town on the edge of the West Pennine Moors, Swallowfields is a collection of 28 contemporary new-build apartments, featuring spacious living spaces and high-specification fittings.
Each dwelling has been equipped with Hush ActiV smoke detectors, heat detectors and sounders, all connected to a Hush ActiV controller to reduce false alarms and ensure the highest levels of fire protection.
Adam Baxendale, of Lansafe Ltd, whose specialist fire division completed the project, commented: “Recent fires, Grenfell in particular, demonstrate how absolutely vital enhanced fire protection is in residential developments.
“Hush ActiV offers another layer of safety, protection and reassurance for residents in addition to the C-TEC ZFP touchscreen-controlled addressable fire system we installed to provide LD1 coverage throughout the building.”
As a fully-monitored BS 5839-6 Grade C system, Hush ActiV constantly interrogates the status of the system’s wiring circuits, battery and power supply and reports any faults to the main controller in the apartment, so the resident can take appropriate action and contact the responsible person.
Adam continued: “Hush ActiV gives building management and residents, particularly those living in houses of multiple occupation, peace of mind. Our client was delighted with the solution we provided.”
Hush ActiV’s accessibility was also a crucial factor in its specification at Swallowfields. Residents are provided with easy-to-use detection, alarm, silencing and test facilities at light-switch level so they can test their own devices, be alerted to system faults and hush any false alarms.
The fact that the Controller’s HUSH and TEST buttons can be operated whilst standing or sitting in a wheelchair at floor level means that the elderly and disabled can also test the system easily therefore facilitating full compliance with the Equality Act.
Adam concluded: “Resident safety has to be everyone’s top priority and Hush ActiV is a superb way of ensuring people are protected and feel safe. It’s easy-to-install, user-friendly and, as a BS 5839-6 Grade C system, provides outstanding levels of fire protection.”
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