London Residential Block Gets 10X Faster Protection with Hyfire Wireless

A landmark residential building close to The Angel Islington is now being protected by cutting edge Taurus wireless fire devices from Hyfire, fitted and commissioned in around one tenth of the time a traditional install would have taken.

Future Group installed almost 100 wireless devices in the residential building, located in an area familiar to Monopoly players, close to the Angel Underground Station. Working in conjunction with an Advanced MxPro fire panel, the installers specified wireless heat detectors in each apartment, and wireless smoke detectors throughout the communal areas.

“We used the Taurus specification app and worked closely with the Hyfire team to plan and install this system and, combined with the reduced need for cabling, we fitted it in around one tenth of the time that a wired system would have taken,” said Jason Webb, Operations & Technical Manager at Future Fire. “For any new system, expansion or upgrade in an occupied residential building, using wireless technology is a complete no-brainer.

“Residents love the technology because the ability to pre-programme the devices means that you’re in and out of their apartment in about 10 minutes, with no need to cut into walls or ceilings and ‘make good’ afterwards. After completion of the core system, we were asked to extend coverage to a second stairwell within the complex, and wireless devices made this a simple and straightforward addition.”

Hyfire offers the widest range of commercial standard wireless fire devices on the market, ranging from optical, multi-criteria and heat detectors to notification, alarm, interface and control units, 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.

Ollie Murray, National Sales Manager – South at Hyfire, said: “Time and again, our Taurus wireless devices are being specified for multi-unit residential developments because not only do they offer industry-leading performance and reliability, they’re also so much easier to install, service and maintain. Future Fire is just one installer that now sees wireless as their first choice, with wired devices only being used for niche applications.

“With a great deal of focus on maintaining compartmentation, particularly in high-rise residential blocks, wireless also offers the advantage of not requiring any interference with internal walls and ceilings, all of which would need to be professionally resealed and inspected if traditional wired devices had been installed.”

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.

Hyfire was launched as Sterling Safety Systems 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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