Hyfire Devices Steer Bristol Port Company to Enhanced Fire Safety

More than 250 Taurus devices from world-leading wireless fire system supplier Hyfire have been installed in The Bristol Port Company’s office complex, bolstering its fire safety infrastructure to meet the highest standards.

Working with Astron Fire and Security, The Bristol Port Company recognised the need for a fire system designed to meet BS5839-L2 standards, which could be installed rapidly, with minimal disruption to the day to day operations of the office complex. The primary challenge faced during the installation was the presence of asbestos in the building, which would have made a wired approach not only more complex, but also significantly more costly due to the need for asbestos monitoring and removal, with the potential need to relocate staff and tenants.

Simon van Laun, Operations Director at Astron Fire and Security, explained: “The challenge presented by The Bristol Port Company’s office complex wasn’t just about its scale, but predominantly the presence of asbestos. Wired installations would have not only been hazardous, but would have also incurred a massive financial outlay, so turning to Hyfire’s Taurus wireless devices was the logical choice.

“By harnessing this cutting-edge technology, we were able to efficiently tackle the issue head-on, ensuring that the building’s integrity remained uncompromised, while delivering a fire system that offers the highest level of monitoring and protection. This project underscores the adaptability and reliability that wireless devices offer in modern fire systems solutions.”

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. 

Rich Williams, Regional Sales Manager – South West at Hyfire, commented: “This project with The Bristol Port Company demonstrates the adaptability of our Taurus wireless fire devices, particularly in complex environments. We’re proud to see our devices play a key role in safeguarding such a significant commercial space, demonstrating the unmatched efficiency and reliability of wireless fire safety solutions.”

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.

Luke Nesbitt, LV Team Leader at The Bristol Port Company, said: “Ensuring the safety of our staff and the integrity of our infrastructure is paramount. In collaboration with Astron Fire and Security, and with the use of Hyfire’s advanced wireless technology, we’ve successfully enhanced the fire safety of our office complex without the typical challenges and disruptions that come with large-scale fire system installations.”

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. Hyfire devices come with a five-year warranty, 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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