KM Alarms Limited was approached by J Thorn Electrical to supply and commission an addressable fire alarm system for one of their "partners" projects in East Kilbride Shopping Centre.
The technical considerations for the tenant’s fire system were that the project was to combine 3 shop units’ fire compartments with separate customer entrances and a shared staff area, coupled with two way interfacing with the landlords fire and PAVA systems to enable site-wide alert, evacuation, cause and effects and shutdowns to be incorporated within the stores.
The system requirements were for an extremely flexible open protocol addressable fire alarm as the stores systems are to be maintained and serviced by Arcadia stores nominated service provider.
KM Alarms Limited had no hesitation in choosing FireClass as the perfect option as FireClass provides a market leading solution which was ideal for maintaining the brand image of these stores as well as providing an unparalleled solution for safeguarding lives as well as fire detection for their business.
As with all major store projects, the consultants are able to alter specifications i.e. shutdowns, smoke curtains etc. as required to integrate with the existing fire strategy of the shopping centre being linked to. The sounder beacons were ideal due to the sounder and beacon having separate output groups.
Ken Marriott, Executive Director for KM Alarms Limited said, “KM Alarms are extremely confident that FireClass has the capability to incorporate ANY cause and effects required. FireClass is highly cost competitive and all the while looks great!”
A complicated fire alarm installation was made easy with FireClass.
Oxspring Technical was the design consultants and Quinn Interiors the project contractor for Arcadia Group on this Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge store project.