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December 13, 2021


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Case Study

Hyfire wireless devices used to safeguard fashion warehouse

Fashion retailer, Sock Snob, has selected Taurus wireless fire devices from Hyfire to protect its flagship warehouse in Leicestershire.

Launched in 2011, the company moved to its new warehouse in Meridian, Leicester in 2021 and, when insurers specified an urgent upgrade of the fire system, Hyfire wireless devices were chosen, linked to an Advanced MxPro5 fire panel.

Tom Warrilow, Sales Consultant at Nottingham-based APS Security & Fire, which installed the new system, comments: “Not only were we required to install this system as rapidly as possible in order to fulfil the conditions of Sock Snob’s new insurance policy, it also had to be done while the busy warehouse continued to operate at full capacity. We also wanted to minimise time on site due to the pandemic, so the latest wireless Taurus range from Hyfire was the obvious choice.

“It’s not just that the wireless devices are simpler to install in a large industrial or logistics unit, such as this one, they can also be pre-programmed offsite, and wiring is reduced by up to 90%, so less need for scaffolding and internal disruption. We have worked with Hyfire for many years, but I have to say that Taurus has really taken wireless to the next level, and there are no compromises involved in going for the wireless option.”

Chris McGregor, Hyfire Regional Sales Manager, added: “Although this was a relatively simple wireless fire system covering the warehouse, mezzanine floor and office areas, the client needed everything to be installed and commissioned as rapidly and efficiently as possible. Working closely with the APS team, we were able to make it happen in super-quick time.

“Thanks to our management team anticipating high demand for the new Taurus range, mainly due to its industry-leading capabilities and the global rise in demand for wireless devices due to the pandemic, we were able to provide all devices from our UK warehouse stock. In fact, Hyfire is currently guaranteeing a two-day turnaround on all items in the Taurus range.”

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