The first Norwegian project

Niels Juels gate in Oslo renovated with Hyfire technology

Hyfire has completed the first project in Norway to feature its world-leading Taurus wireless fire devices, in partnership with Norwegian fire systems leader Holta & Håland Safety.

Almost 200 Hyfire wireless devices, linked to Advanced MxPro panels, were installed as part of a complete revamp of the two fire systems at Niels Juels Gate 20-22, a 1985-built residential complex in Oslo. Wired detectors were used in the garage area and other common areas, with Taurus wireless detectors and other devices installed in lift shafts, stairwells, ventilation rooms and apartments.

David Gulbrandsen, CEO of Branntek, the company that installed the new systems, said: “Although we have previously installed wireless fire devices, this was our first experience of the Hyfire brand, which was only recently introduced into Norway by Holta & Håland Safety. After evaluating two different options, we quickly discovered that Taurus was the only system on the market that was up to the challenge.

“A wireless installation is time-saving, reduces the need for cabling and removes the risks associated with drilling into floors and partitions. During the project, we discovered that there were small rooms that were not visible on old construction drawings. It was then very easy to expand with additional detectors instead of extending wired loops. This is both time-efficient and beneficial for the end customer.”

Hyfire offers a wide range of commercial standard wireless fire devices, ranging from optical, multi-criteria and heat detectors to EN54-23 Approved VAD’s, all fully certified to EN54. All products offer high performance and quality. Fire panels are wired via a loop to translators, from which wireless devices can be used on their own to build fully wireless systems of almost any size, or mixed with Hyfire wired products to provide seamless hybrid solutions, offering total flexibility to specifiers and installers.

Halvor Bergsaker, Managing Director of Holta & Håland, added: “As Hyfire’s official partner in Norway, we are extremely proud to have completed our first project with Taurus wireless devices. The team at Branntek have extensive experience with wireless systems, but they told us they have never worked with a system that has such excellent coverage and a wide range of programming options.

“The fact that you can adjust the sensitivity of the detectors is also a big advantage, especially in residential buildings where this can present a challenge, and this will be the first of many installations using Hyfire devices in Norway.”

Tom Crane, Hyfire International Director, said: “This was our first large-scale project in Norway and feedback has been fantastic. As Hyfire wireless devices are designed to international standards, they are finding homes around the world as more and more installers and end clients come to appreciate the inherent logistical and costs advantages of wireless technology.

“Taurus was a gamechanger when it launched in 2021 and we now working in close partnership with Holta & Håland to develop the Hyfire brand and Taurus products in the Norwegian marketplace.”

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