Gent by Honeywell's fire detection and alarm (FDA) solution has been selected to protect the Goldington Academy in Bedford. S-Quad dual optical network A Gent three panel S-Quad dual optical network has been installed across the middle school’s 1960s’ education blocks, including a sports hall and an arts center/gymnasium. The Goldington Academy, renowned for both its educational standard and its extracurricular activities in sport, music and drama, won Academy status in 2011 and has since been given a ‘good’ Ofsted rating. Now responsible for its own budgets, Goldington Academy was successful in its bid for Academies Capital Maintenance Funding to implement the fire safety improvements. Fire Safety Services (UK) Ltd, part of the Gent 24 network of systems integrators, carried out the installation, following discussions with Ridge Property and Construction Consultants, and in particular Elton Norris. Gent Vigilon system Fire Safety Services installed a number of detectors and sounders across the campus using the Gent Vigilon system Fire Safety Services installed a significant number of detectors, sounders and call-points across the campus using the Gent Vigilon system. Gent’s four separate sensing elements in the S-Quad sensors will play a key part in rapid fire detection for the buildings. Adam Gillespie from Fire Safety Services said, “Reducing false alarms was a key issue in this project. Not only do you have the potential for children setting off the alarms, but there are also environmental factors to consider, such as vapor and smoke being generated in the science labs. Honeywell Gent fire detection systems Adam adds, "To combat this we used the Gent S-Quad sensors, which are extremely reliable at detecting the difference between false alarms and potentially real threats.” Gent by Honeywell is synonymous with quality and innovation in the fire detection and alarm industry. Honeywell Gent fire detection systems have been developed to the highest possible standards to deliver the most advanced fire detection and alarm system available in the market today.