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The Video Surveillance Report 2022

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C-TEC’s CAST system specified to protect new Cheshire hospitality venue

A recently transformed high-end pub, restaurant and hotel in the village of Tattenhall, Cheshire, has specified C-TEC’s CAST ZFP for the venue’s fire protection system. 

C-Tec-TheBearPub-21The Bear and Ragged Staff has been “radically transformed” by a team of talented professionals including Brian Mellor, an award-winning chef, and Martin Hilton, an industry-renowned beer sommelier. Featuring a bar/restaurant, eight en-suite bedrooms and a first-floor function room, the venue is prominently positioned on the High Street and set not only to become a focal point in the village but also attract clientele from far and wide for celebratory and corporate events, believes the owners.

At the heart of the building’s life-safety systems is a C-TEC CAST ZFP fire panel connected to over 100 CAST detectors, sounders, VADs and ancillary devices spanning over four floors. The master 2-loop ZFP panel is located in a storeroom but relays key system information to a Compact Controller prominently displayed in the reception area. With its bright, easy-to-use touchscreen-control interface, the controller is highly visible and can be easily accessed by the fire and rescue service and authorised personnel if required.

John Westerman, Director of Wrexham-based Allied Fire Alarms Ltd, the company that specified, installed and commissioned the system, said: “We chose CAST ZFP as the cornerstone of The Bear’s L2 BS 5839-1 system as it is powerful, intuitive and has the capacity to connect to multiple intelligent devices. Our client also had some specific requirements for fire detection in certain areas which were facilitated using CAST’s innovative software and extensive programming capabilities.”

“We were delighted to be involved with this project. As an NICEIC-approved specialist fire company, we pride ourselves on delivering top-quality life-safety systems to our client’s satisfaction and the CAST system we designed and installed has certainly exceeded everyone’s expectations.”

CAST is C-TEC’s own UK designed and manufactured ‘distributed intelligence’ addressable fire detection and alarm system. Certified to all relevant EN54 product standards, including EN54-13, CAST is also fully compatible with ENVISION, C-TEC’s powerful new remote access, data management and system testing software.


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