Historic Timothy Taylor’s Brewery Gets Hyfire Wireless Protection

Keighley’s historic Timothy Taylor’s Brewery, renowned for its popular Landlord cask ale, recently received a significant fire safety upgrade carried out by PWP Fire & Security. The team designed and installed over 300 Taurus wireless fire devices from Hyfire, helping to protect the beloved local brewery site, where the oldest buildings date back to 1863.

The family-owned brewery required a comprehensive upgrade of its fire systems, providing the highest standards of protection to visitors and staff, whilst also respecting the fabric and heritage of its historic structures. Traditionally, the system would have required complex cabling due to the age and layout of the buildings. With their advanced wireless technology, Hyfire’s Taurus devices, coupled with 2no. Advanced MxPro fire panels utilising AlarmCalm false alarm management, provided an optimal solution, ensuring a swift installation, reducing costs, and minimising interference with the brewing process.

Gavin Clarke, Head of Fire at PWP Fire & Security, said: “Preserving the integrity of such a historic site while enhancing fire safety was a unique challenge. Hyfire’s Taurus wireless devices offered a perfect solution. Their installation was quick and efficient, minimising disruption to the brewery’s production and saving considerable labour time compared to a traditional hardwired system. The impact on the buildings’ fabric was also greatly reduced.”

Hyfire offers the widest range of commercial standard wireless fire devices on the market, ranging from optical, multi-criteria and heat detectors to EN54-23 Approved VAD’s, all fully certified to EN54. All products offer the highest performance and quality in the industry, and are also fully compliant with BS5839 Part 1. 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 virtually any size, or mixed with Hyfire wired products to provide seamless hybrid solutions, offering total flexibility to specifiers and installers.

Chris McGregor, Regional Sales Manager – East at Hyfire, added: “We’re proud to provide advanced wireless fire technology to an institution as esteemed as Timothy Taylor’s Brewery. The unique requirements of this historic site highlight the benefits of our Taurus wireless devices. Their performance, quality, and flexibility, coupled with rapid installation and minimal disruption, make them an excellent choice for such challenging environments.”

Developed in Trieste, Italy, the global centre for wireless fire design, Taurus features Pathfinder Technology, which allows the devices to communicate over 1km, point to point in open air, and further where expansion hops are used. Antenna technology has been optimised to allow communication across different frequencies and environments, which means that Taurus can do the job with less equipment and less batteries, thus saving on costs.

Lee Scott, Engineering Manager at Timothy Taylor’s Brewery, commented: “The safety of our staff and the preservation of our historic site are paramount. We’ve been impressed by Hyfire’s Taurus wireless fire devices. They’ve demonstrated superior performance and reliability, ensuring the highest level of protection for our premises without disturbing the heritage of our buildings or our brewing operations.”

Hyfire was launched in 2007, bringing to market some of the first commercial wireless detection and alarm devices fully certified to EN54. Since then, the Hyfire brand has become synonymous with quality, reliability and innovation in the commercial fire sector, backed up by a dedicated partner programme to ensure the best survey, installation, commissioning, after sales service and exceptional technical support.

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