Advanced Offers Trouble-Free Fire Protection at World’s Ninth Largest Golf Resort

Two fault-tolerant networks of MxPro 5 fire panels from UK manufacturer, Advanced, have been installed as part of a fire system upgrade at the Manor House & the Ashbury Hotels in Devon.

Set in 500 acres on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, the two hotels offer a combined total of 421 rooms as well as the Ashbury Hotel’s renowned 99-hole golf course.

As part of a site-wide upgrade to the Manor House and Ashbury Hotels’ fire systems, 11 of Advanced’s flagship MxPro 5 fire panels in 1, 2, 4 and 8-loop variants have been installed to provide industry-leading protection for the resort’s staff and its thousands of annual guests.

Due to the size and complexities of the site, the previous fire panels had struggled to perform as required. This was presenting numerous challenges for the client who duly appointed Yeovil-based Castle Technical Solutions Ltd to install new control and indicating equipment and look after its ongoing maintenance.

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Castle Technical Solutions’ experience with retrofitting Advanced’s products to solve fire protection problems on complex and challenging sites led the company to specify MxPro 5 across the two hotels.

Ben Moss, Technical Director at Castle Technical Solutions, said: “To undertake a successful upgrade of both hotels’ fire systems, we needed a solution that could reliably handle the size of the network required. It also needed to be easy to integrate onto existing wiring and deliver instantaneous reporting of faults to minimise potential disruption to guests and staff. Advanced’s MxPro 5 is flexible, robust and dependable and has restored our client’s faith in their fire system.

Phil Calvey, Regional Sales Manager for the South West, said: “This project is a classic example of our fire protection solutions making life easier for installers and end users alike. We are thrilled to hear Castle Technical Solutions speak so positively of their retrofit experience.

“Our MxPro 5’s high-speed networking capabilities come into their own when protecting large-scale sites such as this resort, where there is a need for complex cause and effect programming, without compromising overall system performance.”

MxPro 5 is the fire industry’s leading multiprotocol fire panel and was recently certified by FM Approvals to the EN 54 standard. It offers customers a choice of four detector protocols and a completely open installer network, backed up by free training and support. MxPro 5 can be used in single-loop, single-panel format, or easily configured into high-speed networks of up to 200 panels covering huge areas. Ease of installation and configuration, as well as its wide range of peripheral options, make MxPro 5 customisable to almost any application.

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Advanced, owned by FTSE 100 company Halma PLC, protects a wide range of prestigious and high-profile hotels across the globe, from Dubai’s Wafi Hotel and Mall complex to the Robinson Club Resort, Crete and the Heythrop Park Hotel, Oxfordshire.

Advanced is a world leader in the development and manufacture of intelligent fire systems. Its reputation for performance, quality and ease of use sees its products specified in locations around the world, from single-panel installations to large, multi-site networks. Advanced’s products include complete fire detection systems, multiprotocol fire panels, extinguishing control, fire paging, false alarm management and reduction systems, as well as emergency lighting.

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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