Articles by Francesca Boeris
Comelit Group and Traders Warehouse will be joint exhibiting the new fire systems alongside Comelit’s latest in door entry technology at ElexShow 2018 Traders Warehouse is the exclusive distribution partner of choice, across all five UK branches, to offer Comelit Group’s new state-of the-art fire detection solutions. The security distribution group, already a Comelit Gold Partner, has enhanced its product portfolio by introducing Comelit’s full range of Third-Party accredited high-specification solutions, including a full range of addressable and conventional systems. The partnership ensures an all-encompassing service capability to present fire safety and security solutions that meet industry standards, without compromising on style. Simplifying the installation process Says Marcus Murphy, Owner of Traders Warehouse: “As an existing Comelit Gold Partner to present our customers with smart security solutions, we had little hesitation in embracing the products now available in the fire division. We knew they would be offered with the same focus of futureproof technology, compliance and design. “We also recognised attention would be given to simplifying the installation process to enable our customers to present a bespoke solution. We’re already receiving enquiries with live projects able to utilise Comelit’s resources, ranging from small facilities and buildings with simple layouts to large complex multi-network specification requirements.” Comelit Group launched the new fire division and swiftly became members of the FIA, to complement its renowned security portfolio and ensure products and services available can accommodate a best practice connected and online environment. Access to fire detection products of highest standards Francesca Boeris, Managing Director Comelit Group added: “We’re delighted for Traders Warehouse to become our exclusive dealership partner for our fire systems; as a great addition to the smart door entry solutions available. The partnership provides the opportunity for us to extend our working relationship and ensure customers can have access to a portfolio of fire detection products that achieves the highest safety standards, without compromising on the style and aesthetic that is synonymous with the Comelit brand.” Comelit Group and Traders Warehouse will be joint exhibiting the new fire systems alongside Comelit’s latest in door entry technology at ElexShow 2018, taking place between 20 – 21 September 2018 at Ricoh Arena, Coventry.
Comelit Group’s dedicated fire division has achieved the stringent EN54-13 standards for its analog addressable fire detection system. The globally renowned fire safety solutions specialist, known for its high specification solutions, presents a range of specialist fire solutions, including conventional systems that are particularly suited to fire detection in smaller facilities and buildings with simple layouts. Atena addressable panels Comelit’s Atena addressable panels can identify the precise location of a fire and are suitable for applications of all types. Mandy Bowden, Comelit’s Fire Business Development Manager said “Those operating in the fire sector, will not only be familiar with the requirement for fire protection products, but also the need to provide evidence that a complete system will function as intended under all expected operating conditions.” EN54-13 is a rigorous system test procedure that goes beyond any individual standard" Mandy adds, “EN54-13 is a rigorous system test procedure that goes beyond any individual standard. Complying demonstrates how our products really go over and above the requirements needed to satisfy the CPD/CPR, operating as a full fire detection and alarm system and not just as a sum of components. It’s a great accomplishment for Comelit, proving our complete system performance capability at all times, in every environment.” EN54-13 standards compliance EN54-13 (referencing the compatibility and connectivity assessment of system components) was first published in 2005. In most European countries, EN54-13 standards compliance is an essential requirement for fire detection and alarm systems. It’s also a British Standard and referenced in BS 5839 Part 1. Francesca Boeris, Comelit UK Managing Director said “This is a great achievement for the fire team and one Comelit is particularly proud, to demonstrate our commitment to innovation and compliance.” Francesca adds, “It provides our customers and the supply chain as a whole with peace of mind that, in using Comelit’s fire products portfolio, lives are always protected in the event of a fire, even in the most demanding situations, when you need the system most.”
Comelit UK has demonstrated its commitment and growing prominence in the Fire Sector, investing in an additional member of the team by introducing a dedicated Fire Technical Support Engineer. Experienced fire industry specialist David Fraser joins Comelit’s highly specialist team incorporating Wesley Wright as UK Fire Manager and Mandy Bowden as Fire Business Development Manager North. David has over 20 years experience working with leading fire specialists, dedicated to installer focus together with training and operations. He joins Comelit to offer technical support services from specification through to commissioning and preventative maintenance. Commissioning training for specialist teams Commenting on his new appointment, David said: “This is an exciting and challenging appointment within a highly respected, industry leading company, renowned globally for its attention to quality, style and technology. As a member of the FIA, Comelit Group presents an innovative range of accredited automatic fire detection systems“I am particularly looking forward to the opportunities of product support, incorporating commissioning training for specialist teams to enable them to present to their own customers compliant solutions, coupled with specialist technical support as and when required.” As a member of the FIA, Comelit Group, as an Italian fire and security systems manufacturer, presents an innovative range of accredited automatic fire detection systems, including stylish conventional and addressable panels. Expert understanding of fire industry Francesca Boeris, Comelit Group UK Managing Director added: “Given the complexity of fire commissioning and high expectations in wake of the Hackitt Review, it was essential for Comelit to demonstrate how we are not complacent and continue to invest in our team, our products and our services. “David proved to have a clear expert understanding of the fire industry, with a strong grasp of what is required to serve our clients. He is already making an impact, drawing from his extensive experience and invaluable knowledge to guide our fire division and associated partners through the next stage of growth, utilizing latest technology to respond to important market trends. And all naturally without compromising on the high-quality style synonymous with the Comelit brand.”
Dublin-based specialist electrical and security distributors, Richmond Electrical Wholesale (REW) has announced enhancing its product portfolio by introducing Comelit’s full range of third-party accredited high-specification solutions, including a full range of addressable and conventional systems. Fire Security And Detection Solutions The partnership ensures an all-encompassing service capability to present fire safety and security solutions that meet industry standards and present with a five-year guarantee, without compromising on style. Says Noel McStay, Commercial Director of REW: “As we are already a main distributor in Ireland for Comelit’s Intercom systems and with a great working relationship, we had little hesitation in extending our range to embrace the new fire detection solutions. We knew the product portfolio would be offered with the same focus of futureproof technology, compliance and design.” REW-Comelit Partnership He adds, “We also recognized attention would be given to simplifying the installation process to enable our customers to present entire fire and security systems. Put together with our specialist team knowledge of Comelit’s products, we are able to work in partnership with customers to design and recommend to complete required specifications, all with the backing of full technical support.” Francesca Boeris, Managing Director Comelit Group added: “The outlook for the Irish construction sector is bright for the year to come and we are delighted for REW to become our exclusive partner, enabling them to offer complete fire and security solutions. The partnership provides the opportunity for us to extend our close working relationship and ensure customers have access to a portfolio of fire detection products that achieves the highest safety standards, without compromising on the style and aesthetic that is synonymous with the Comelit brand.”
Following its successful launch into Fire Detection, Comelit UK has expanded the division’s new team with the introduction of Tim Swift, as a dedicated Business Development Manager. Tim Joins Comelit’s Fire Division Tim has experience in a range of areas from Alarm Systems, Physical Security, Business Development, Fire Protection, and Access Control Having worked in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry for over 20 years, Tim has experience in a range of areas from Alarm Systems, Physical Security, Business Development, Fire Protection, and Access Control. In his former position at C-Tec, Tim was responsible for a portfolio of innovative fire detection products and to deliver on increased revenue, engaging in new client opportunities and assisting the business in achieving their growth targets. Fire Detection Systems Commenting on his appointment, Tim said: “It’s really exciting to be the second person into a fresh offering that has already set such a high benchmark to the industry. Any company launching into the UK fire market currently is coming at a time when the needs of the customer are changing, as responsibilities are increasing.” He adds, “Customers will know Comelit’s products and solutions in the security division as being of high quality with no compromise on style. And the new fire detection systems are no different, to provide peace of mind to those seeking a complete solution that achieves compliance as standard.” Comelit's New Fire Detection Division Tim’s main responsibilities will be to engage with customers and raise the profile of the new fire detection division across the UK. Demonstrating how Comelit UK is dedicated to providing innovative, compliant solutions as a FIA member, without compromising on quality. Comelit UK’s Managing Director, Francesca Boeris added: “We are thrilled to welcome someone of Tim’s pedigree to the team. His dedicated experience across fire detection and manufacturing provides the perfect combination to help us build on the successful launch of our fire division. Tim’s appointment further highlights our ambitions to attract the top talent. And as the second member of the Fire Detection team, his addition only signifies the start of this exciting chapter in Comelit UK’s journey. It shows our ambitions to grow and support the fire industry, to continue to raise awareness of our innovative product portfolio and work together to achieve our customer expectations.”