The West Sussex Fire Authority command centre at Chichester and fire stations across the county are now safeguarded by open protocol fire alarm systems that interface with Kentec Syncro AS analogue addressable control panels. The Kentec solution was chosen because it offers both versatility and a very high level of intelligence, allowing more accurate interrogation and interpretation of possible fire events.
Open protocol detectors from Apollo have been installed as part of the L2 system throughout station installations at Chichester, Bognor, Worthing, Horley, Haywards Heath, Horsham and Crawley. The high integrity of fire data intelligence is a special feature of these systems, to minimise the potential for false alarms, with heat detectors installed in vehicle bays, kitchens and other areas that can often be the source of unwanted alarms. Intrinsically safe detection is installed in hazardous areas.
The system was designed by Gary Jones and Associated; installation by PMG Electrical; commissioning by Southern Fire Alarms Ltd; and maintenance by Southern Electrical Contracting.