C-TEC’s new CAST ZFP Fire System Protecting ‘The Bear’

  • 29 Apr 2021

C-TEC’s CAST ZFP fire alarm system is protecting an exciting new hospitality venue in the beautiful village of Tattenhall, Cheshire.

The Bear and Ragged Staff has undergone a radical transformation. Formerly a derelict shell, it is now a high-end pub, restaurant and hotel.

This magnificent venue features a fabulous bar/restaurant, eight en-suite bedrooms and a first-floor function room. With a prominent position on the High Street, it is set to attract clientele from far and wide for events.

At the heart of the building’s life-safety systems is a C-TEC CAST ZFP fire panel. This is connected to over 100 CAST detectors, sounders, VADs and ancillary devices spanning over four floors.

The master 2-loop ZFP panel is located in a storeroom but relays key system information to a state-of-the-art Compact Controller. This is prominently displayed in the elegant reception area. With its bright easy-to-use touchscreen-control interface, the controller is stylish and highly visible. It is easily accessible for the fire and rescue service and authorised personnel if require the use of it.


Specifying, installing and commissioning the system was Wrexham-based Allied Fire Alarms Ltd.

CAST ZFP is ‘Powerful and intuitive’

John Westerman, Director of Allied Fire Alarms Ltd, says: “We chose CAST ZFP as the cornerstone of The Bear’s L2 BS 5839-1 system as it is powerful, intuitive and has the capacity to connect to multiple intelligent devices.

“Our client also had some specific requirements for fire detection in certain areas which were facilitated using CAST’s innovative software and extensive programming capabilities.”

“As an NICEIC-approved specialist fire company, we pride ourselves on delivering top-quality life-safety systems to our client’s satisfaction and the CAST system has certainly exceeded everyone’s expectations.”

CAST is C-TEC’s own ‘distributed intelligence’ addressable fire detection and alarm system. It is certified to all relevant EN54 product standards, including EN54-13.

It is also fully compatible with ENVISION, C-TEC’s powerful new remote access, data management and system testing software.

To read about a South African case study involving the CAST System, click here.

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