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Case Study

Hochiki fire detection devices installed in Special Educational Needs school   

Following scheduled servicing, Hochiki fire detection devices have been installed in the Fred Nicholson school, Norfolk, a site that meets the needs of 162 pupils with Educational Health and Care Plans.

During the planned examination, it was identified that an update on the existing conventional 2-wire system was needed.

TP Fire & Security was enlisted to help with the design and installation of the new system, and life safety product manufacturer Hochiki, was chosen to supply fire detection devices to the site.

Across the school, L2 safety coverage was required, whereas ‘live-in’ areas, such as dormitories, required L1 coverage which included automatic fire detection.

Hochiki’s ESP addressable range was installed alongside its Ekho hybrid-wireless fire detection range in order to interface with the main panel via a loop-powered translator module, for the schools mobile and outdoor classes.

As an educational setting for children with learning difficulties and ASC, it was extremely important to the school that disruption was kept to a minimum.

Kevin Harris, Technical Design Manager, says: “A big plus with Hochiki products is how simple they are to install – it’s why they’ve become our go-to supplier for the past 20 years. Many other manufacturers only offer hardwire solutions, and for locations such as schools and care homes, keeping the installation simple and reducing on-site time is a huge win as this helps ultimately to reduce the disruption to both staff, and the day-to-day occupants”.

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