Fire protection solutions manufacturer, Advanced, has provided an intelligent fire panel with wireless detection to protect a historic mansion house and estate in Scotland.

Advanced Wireless Technology Protects 16th Century Mansion House

Fire protection solutions manufacturer, Advanced, has provided an intelligent fire panel with wireless detection to protect a historic mansion house and estate in Scotland.

An Advanced MxPro 5 analogue addressable fire panel has been installed in Wedderlie House to provide industry-leading protection that is high-performance and fault tolerant. The system protects the whole house, which required Category L2 coverage as it provides wedding accommodation.

Wedderlie House, in the parish of Westruther, consists of a fortified tower thought to date from the late 16th century, to which a larger house was added in 1680. A late 17th century three-storey addition features rough-cast walls, and the Renaissance House was added to the old keep expanding the building further.

Fire and security service providers, Safe Services, installed an Advanced MxPro 5 four-loop analogue addressable fire panel with 86 devices on the loop. Due to the age and construction of the building, it would have been impossible to install cabling without damaging the property, so the Advanced panel was seamlessly integrated with EMS Firecell wireless devices.

Graeme Millar, Fire Technical Sales Engineer at Safe Services, said:

“We were responsible for the installation, commissioning, verification and handover of the system, and will also be conducting ongoing maintenance. The age and construction of Wedderlie House could have been a real challenge but being able to integrate the Advanced panel with wireless EMS Firecell detection made it far more straightforward. We have several sites with the same combination, and we know the Advanced MxPro 5 works well with EMS equipment. The Advanced MxPro 5 is our panel of choice as it’s a trusted and reliable panel with our design and installation teams.”

Neil Parkin, Sales Manager at Advanced, said:

“Our open-protocol MxPro 5 panels allow installers to select the most suitable device range to suit the needs of each site. They are designed to make life as easy as possible, delivering robust protection that offers real peace of mind, all backed up by our highly rated technical support. Opting for wireless equipment is ideal for historic sites like Wedderlie House, where cabling can be trickier to install and visually unappealing. Add to that the time and cost benefits they provide to installers, and it is a great choice in multiple scenarios both large and small.”

MxPro 5 is the fire industry’s leading multiprotocol fire panel and is certified by FM Approvals to the EN 54 standard. It offers customers a choice of leading detector protocols and a completely open installer network, backed up by free training and support. MxPro 5 can be used in single-loop, single-panel format, or easily configured into high-speed networks of up to 200 panels covering huge areas. Ease of installation and configuration, as well as its wide range of peripheral options, make MxPro 5 customisable to almost any application.

Advanced Wireless Technology Protects 16th Century Mansion House

As well as compatibility with leading wired detector brands, MxPro 5’s versatile wireless capabilities make it easy to install robust fire alarm systems whilst saving crucial time, cost and disruption. Harnessing the power of proven technology, MxPro 5’s wireless solutions are scalable, adaptable and reliable – for complete fire safety peace of mind.

Wireless solutions not only mean lower visual and physical impact, but they are also faster and cheaper to install, making them an increasingly popular alternative for sites where downtime is not an option, or re-wiring would prove disruptive. Thanks to two-way communication with the panel, battery replacement and fault reporting can also be worked into the on-going maintenance schedule via the panel service tools.

The MxPro 5’s stand-out false alarm management capabilities are available as standard. AlarmCalm delivers unprecedented control of verification and investigation delays. By dividing sites up into virtual false alarm ‘building areas’ independent of fire zones, much more precise control of false alarm management and reduction strategies can be achieved that exactly fit the needs of each part of a building. An optional AlarmCalm button allows trained occupants to verify if they believe a local fire signal is a false alarm too – a highly effective way of eliminating unwanted alarms.

As a world leader in the development and manufacture of intelligent fire systems, Advanced is committed to creating a safer future. A reputation for performance, quality and ease of use see Advanced products specified in locations around the world, from single-panel installations to large, multi-site networks. The Advanced product portfolio includes complete fire detection systems, multiprotocol fire panels, extinguishing control, false alarm management and reduction solutions as well as emergency lighting.

Advanced is owned by FTSE 100 company Halma PLC – a global group of life-saving technology companies with a clear purpose to grow a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day.

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