Kentec Electronics Ltd., one of the world’s leading manufactures of life safety systems, has had its highly acclaimed Taktis® ﬁre detection and alarm technology chosen to help protect an iconic new £4.7 million ﬂexible use community hub development for Scotland’s Dumfries Baptist Church.
The church for the 21st century in Dumfries, Scotland is a £4.7 million community facility and will be a new home for the Dumfries Baptist Church’s congregation. The church had long outgrown the building where the congregation had met since 1873, but suitable land had to be secured and funds raised before this ambitious project could be realised.
Fast forward six years to the recently completed new building; a 2,000 m2 community hub which comprises a main church hall seating around 500 and conference facilities including full catering, youth facilities plus a full speciﬁcation games hall and multi‐use games area. A central full height ‘Avenue’ links all spaces, allowing light to ﬂood the building, with cell rooms over two storeys oﬀering ﬂexible use of space options. Such a busy, multi‐use facility demands a ﬁre safety system of the highest pedigree, performance and reliability, which is why leading specialists JJ Group (Contracting) Ltd. opted for an open protocol L3 system built around the sophisticated features of the Taktis Technology Platform, and comprising a Taktis two loop ﬁre control panel connected to a variety of Apollo addressable loop powered devices including multi sensor detectors, sounders and beacons.
Kentec’s Taktis ﬁre detection and alarm system combines the very latest in hardware and software to produce a control and indication system that is both powerful and sophisticated, yet simple to understand. Available in 2-8 loop or 2-16 loop versions and certiﬁed to EN54-2 and EN54-4, Taktis is ideal for installation in larger buildings. Its capacity to be networked up to 128 panels and repeaters gives reassurance to all building owners/operators that they’re in safe hands.
Not only does Kentec’s Taktis provide solutions to the most technically challenging applications in life safety it delivers added value through ease of use, displaying clear information to ensure that when an event occurs appropriate ac;on is taken swiftly.
NSI Gold Carlisle based electrical contractors JJ Group (Contracting) Ltd has over 20 years experience in ﬁre safety system design and installation, expertise that provides solutions for a broad range of industries including local authority, commercial and industrial clients across the north of England.