Life-safety systems manufacturer, C-TEC, has created a new Evacuation Alert Systems video. Aimed at anyone involved in residential fire safety, the animated video shows exactly how Evacuation Alert Systems can be used to assist the Fire and Rescue Services evacuate all or part of a high-rise residential building in an emergency situation. Engaging, educational and fast-moving, the video highlights how devices in individual flats can be programmed to evacuate residents on a zone by zone basis in an emergency should stay put/defend in place fail. Evacuation alert systems Said Andy Green, C-TEC’s Marketing Manager: “New recommendations in the Grenfell Tower Enquiry Report and the new BS 8629 code of practice for evacuation alert systems for use by fire and rescue services in buildings containing flats means the demand for evacuation alert systems is rising.” “Our new 2-minute video provides an excellent overview of why, where and how they are used and is timed to coincide with the launch of EVAC-ALERT, a new evacuation alert system specifically designed by C-TEC to meet the requirements of BS 8629.”
Life-safety systems manufacturer, C-TEC, has launched Hush ActiV, an innovative new BS 5839-6 Grade C domestic fire alarm kit. Designed to increase the level of fire protection in flats, apartments and high-rise residential buildings, each kit contains everything you need to create a LD2 standalone conventional fire alarm system in an individual dwelling – easily and very cost-effectively. Said Andy Green, C-TEC’s Marketing Manager: “We are very excited about Hush ActiV, and confident it will be a hit with specifiers and installers in the domestic fire alarm market. As a fully-monitored BS 5839-6 Grade C system, it constantly interrogates the status of the system’s wiring circuits, battery and power supply, reporting any faults to the main Controller. As a result, it offers higher levels of fire protection than the unmonitored Grade D Mains Battery Alarms typically used in domestic dwellings.” easy-to-use detection A key feature of Hush ActiV is its accessibility. Residents are provided with easy-to-use detection, alarm, silencing and test facilities at light-switch level so they can test their own devices, be alerted to system faults and hush any false alarms. In addition, the fact that the Controller’s HUSH and TEST buttons can be operated whilst standing or sitting in a wheelchair at floor level helps facilitate full compliance with the Equality Act. An eco-friendly solution, Hush ActiV offers up to a 50% reduction in the mains power of a typical Grade D system, less plastic and just one replaceable lithium-ion battery per system (providing over 72 hours standby). Each kit contains a Controller, 24V PSU, ActiV multi-sensor, heat detector, three detector bases and base sounder. Additional ActiV detection and alarm devices are available to accommodate larger systems or systems requiring LD1 coverage.
C-TEC’s launches 16-line SigTEL master controller. Designed for use with the SigTEL system, the ECU-16 features a new-look high-performance handset to allow operators to communicate with up to 16 disabled refuge or fire telephone systems. The controller’s powerful networking capabilities also allow up to 14 ECU-16 master controllers to be interlinked to create systems of up to 224 lines. A separate ECU-224 desk control unit can also be connected to allow communication with up to 224 outstations from a single point. Fire Telephone Said Andy Green, C-TEC Marketing Manager: “The ECU-16 is a fantastic addition to our SigTEL range of disabled refuge, fire telephone and stadium marshalling systems as it features a clever networking facility that allows large systems to be set up easily and cost-effectively. The unit’s unique ‘auto-learn’ facility is also superb as it facilitates fast system setup.” Compatible with C-TEC's entire range of Type A (Fire Telephone) and Type B (Disabled Refuge) outstations and remote fire telephone handsets, the controller can be easily interfaced to NC951 accessible toilet alarms, PDA hearing loop systems, strobes, CCTV activation relays and more.
C-TEC launches a series of free CPD-certified seminar events entitled 'Fire Alarm Systems for Domestic Dwellings'. The events - to be hosted at six venues across the UK - are ideal for anyone working in the domestic fire sector including consultants, specifiers, housing associations, installers, facilities managers, building developers, landlords and more. Fire Alarm Systems The events will run from 9.45am to 2.30pm and are designed to:- Give a brief overview of how domestic and commercial fire alarm systems have developed over the years. Discuss the legislation and standards that apply to such systems and the impact they are having today. Summarise the key points of and changes to BS 5839-6 2019: The code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of domestic fire alarm systems. Explore if 'Stay Put' is still a safe policy to deploy for evacuating a building during a fire. Outline a new approach to fire alarm systems for purpose-built flats and apartments with multiple advantages that can help make strategies such as stay put/defend-in-place safer. Domestic fire detection Upon completion, attendees will receive a CPD certificate worth 3 hours of CPD points. Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided. Said Andy Green, C-TEC’s Marketing Manager: “Our new CPD events are suitable for anyone interested in the latest developments in domestic fire detection and alarm technology and the recent changes to BS 5839-6. Demand is expected to be high so we would advise anyone who is interested to register their interest quickly.” All of C-TEC’s CPD (Continuing Professional Development) seminars have been assessed by independent experts as being suitable for an intermediate audience meaning both novices and experienced participants are likely to benefit.
Life-safety systems manufacturer, C-TEC, has launched a new CPD-certified seminar. Entitled “A Guide to BS 5839-6 2019 Domestic Fire Alarms”, this topical and very informative seminar highlights what’s new in the recently updated code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises, with particular emphasis on the revised system of grading for such systems. domestic fire alarm systems Said Andy Green, C-TEC’s Marketing Manager: “Our new CPD-certified seminar is free-of-charge and an absolute must-attend for anyone involved in the design, specification and installation of domestic fire alarm systems.” At the end of the seminar, delegates will also have the opportunity to see demonstrations of C-TEC’s vast range of life-safety systems including Hush Pro, its revolutionary new BS 5839-6 Grade C domestic fire alarm system. Designed to seamlessly integrate domestic fire systems with communal/landlord fire system, Hush Pro can be used to enhance existing stay-put strategies, fire policies and procedures in high-rise residential buildings and HMOs.
Life-safety systems manufacturer C-TEC celebrates after a highly successful Housing 2019. Hosted at Manchester Central, the exhibition proved the perfect platform to showcase Hush Pro, C-TEC’s revolutionary new BS 5839-6 Grade C domestic fire alarm system. Designed to provide powerful, reliable and fully-monitored fire detection, alarm, silencing and test facilities in high-rise/mixed-use residential buildings, Hush Pro is simple to use and integrates easily with landlord systems to lift the typical levels of fire protection in a dwelling from BS 5839-6 Grade D to Grade C. Domestic Fire Alarm Technology Said Andy Green, C-TEC’s Marketing Manager: “We were delighted with the interest shown in our latest innovation. Hush Pro is a breakthrough in domestic fire alarm technology and fills a huge gap in the market for a BS 5839-6 Grade C fire detection system for flats, apartments, tower blocks and other HMOs.”
C-TEC will once again be exhibiting at Firex International, Europe’s biggest fire safety event. Centre stage will be Hush Pro, C-TEC’s trail-blazing new BS 5839-6 residential Grade C domestic fire alarm solution. Specifically designed to enhance fire safety in flats, apartments and other high-rise residential buildings, Hush Pro is simple-to-use and can be easily and effectively integrated with landlord systems. Other innovations to look out for include C-TEC’s new IoT fire alarm management package featuring floor plan graphics, remote access capabilities and mobile app connectivity, and Surveyor2, an updated version of the company’s innovative Quantec data management software. fire alarm and detection system Also on display will be CAST, C-TEC’s revolutionary own-protocol fire alarm and detection system. Created to meet demand for powerful yet cost-effective addressable fire systems, CAST panels are designed to integrate seamlessly with a vast range of C-TEC-manufactured fire detectors, sounders, call points and interfaces. Said Andy Green, C-TEC’s Marketing Manager: “Firex is always successful for C-TEC. However, we are particularly excited this year as we’ll be exhibiting Hush Pro, our new BS 5839-6 residential Grade C domestic fire alarm system and an innovative new IoT package for our ZFP and XFP fire alarm systems.
Life-safety systems manufacturer, C-TEC, has announced that it will be exhibiting again at Fire Safety NEC Birmingham (9-11 April). Billed as a ‘must-attend’ event for anyone with a focus on improving life-safety, business continuity and protection for their organization, the show features free CPD-accredited educational seminars, over 30 exhibitors and the industry’s latest innovations. CAST addressable fire alarm C-TEC will be showcasing its CAST addressable fire alarm system, its innovative Quantec Surveyor II data management software, and Hush Pro, a new domestic variant of the company’s revolutionary Hush Button, developed specifically to enhance fire safety in flats, apartments and other tall buildings/HMOs on Stand FS20. C-TEC’s Marketing Manager, Andy Green said, “Fire Safety NEC promises to be a great show for C-TEC as we'll be unveiling Hush Pro, the latest version of our Hush Button fire alarm solution, and also presenting a seminar on the issues surrounding ‘Stay Put’ policies in the Fire Safety Keynote Theatre.”