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March 3, 2021

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C-TEC’s Hush ActiV fire alarm system specified for apartment block to improve resident safety

A luxury apartment block in Bolton has specified C-TEC’s new Hush ActiV domestic fire alarm system to improve protection for residents.

C-Tec-HushActiv-Bolton-21Each dwelling of the 28-apartment complex in Swallowfields has been equipped with Hush ActiV smoke detectors, heat detectors and sounders, all connected to a Hush ActiV controller which helps reduce false alarms and ensure high levels of fire protection. The system is a fully-monitored BS 5839-6 Grade C system, and continually monitors the status of the system’s wiring, batter and power supply and report faults to the main controller in the apartment, so the resident can take appropriate action.

Adam Baxendale of Lansafe Ltd, whose specialist fire division completed the project, said: “Recent fires, Grenfell in particular, demonstrate how absolutely vital enhanced fire protection is in residential developments. Hush ActiV offers another layer of safety, protection and reassurance for residents in addition to the C-TEC ZFP touchscreen-controlled addressable fire system we installed to provide LD1 coverage throughout the building.”

“Hush ActiV gives building management and residents, particularly those living in houses of multiple occupation, peace of mind. Our client was delighted with the solution we provided.”

The system’s accessibility also played a role in its specification. Residents are provided with easy-to-use detection, alarm, silencing and test facilities at light-switch level so they can test their own devices, be alerted to system faults and hush any false alarms. The Controller’s HUSH and TEST buttons can be operated while standing or sitting, supporting those who are less abled or elderly in testing the system.

Adam concluded: “Resident safety has to be everyone’s top priority and Hush ActiV is a superb way of ensuring people are protected and feel safe. It’s easy-to-install, user-friendly and, as a BS 5839-6 Grade C system, provides outstanding levels of fire protection.”

 

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