Electrical Contracting News (ECN) May 2016 - Page 57

FIRE DETECTION & SECURITY SPECIAL FEATURE SIMPLE SYSTEM SIX APPEAL GBE is a single-source provider of electronic fire and security solutions to major construction projects throughout the UK. The company was formed in 1995 and has offices in Gloucester, London and Sheffield. GBE’s objective is to provide a bespoke, integrated and client focused project management service, through strong leadership, process control and transparency. To achieve this goal GBE has developed a unique six-stage approach to project delivery that helps mitigate risk and identifies any scopegaps in the design. With early, pre-construction project engagement GBE can provide design recommendations for alternative engineered solutions or brand changes if required. GBE’s technology partners are synonymous with quality and innovation and require stringent prerequisites covering financial stability, technical competence, ethical business practice and professional development. GBE’s partners for life safety solutions include Kentec, Hochiki, Advanced, Apollo, Baldwin Boxall and Gent by Honeywell. GBE is one of a select group of Technology Centres within the Gent UK network. For security GBE partners with HIKVision, Axis, Pelco, Xplan, Gallagher, Tyco and Lenel. Recent high profile projects with GBE involvement are Twickenham Stadium, Great Ormond Street Hospital, 40-45 Chancery Lane, Birmingham Dental Hospital, West Yorkshire Police PFI, Telford Building Schools for the Future (BSF). For further information visit: www.gbe-uk.com Vanderbilt, formerly Security Products from Siemens, has recently introduced its Aliro Access control system. Aliro represents the next generation of access control with a simplified portfolio of hardware and traditional installation methods. Aliro has been developed in response to market requirements for an access control system that benefits from a simplified operator web interface using the latest technologies, such as mobile Apps. It offers remote system administration and operation, ensuring simple and effective usability. Onboard guided tasks ensure that even those new to Aliro are able to install and administer the system with ease and a highly intuitive ‘point and click’ interface means both installers and end users require minimum training or technical support. Easy to configure, the software automatically detects access control units in the system and assigns them IP network addresses. From a single door, up to 512, each door has one access point, which makes it easier for installers to design the system and prepare cost estimates. For further information visit: www.vanderbiltindustries.com COMMUNICATE AND CONTROL Easivent’s innovative IDS Intelligent Damper Control system is available to buy from Easivent on a supply-only basis or from SCS Group’s Building Automation Division as part of a full turnkey solution. It is a flexible and easy to use yet sophisticated programmable control and monitoring solution and is designed to communicate seamlessly with other smoke control products in the Easivent range and with most Building Management Systems. This dynamic system has been devised in such a way that its network architecture and free topology provide flexibility in installation and simple integration into intelligent buildings. It is suitable for all common fire and smoke damper types. Smoke and fire dampers installed within HVAC systems are often a vital component of the overall fire strategy for a building and can be required to automatically close to maintain fire compartmentation or open to achieve smoke exhaust. In addition, they may have a part to play in the normal day-today ventilation strategy. For further information visit: www. groupscs.co.uk INFORMATION EXCHANGE Aico, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ei Electronics, recently launched its 160e Series and Ei2110e Multi-Sensor. The 160e Series builds on the success of its predecessor, the 160RC – renowned for quality and reliability. It comes with a raft of enhancements to increase protection and performance, as well as being easier to install. The Multi-Sensor Ei2110e uses dual sensors to monitor smoke and heat levels, sending and receiving information via its intelligent detection software. It provides the best response to all fire types and reduces potential false alarms. It comes with Aico’s AudioLink which enables real time data from the alarm to be extracted via an App to a mobile device. Both the Ei160e Series and Ei2110e feature a plug in RadioLink+ module, for wireless alarm interconnection without the need for a separate RadioLink base. It saves on installation time and associated costs, plus allows for complete system data extraction. Aico also has a full range of CO alarms, all of which come with AudioLink technology and a 10 year life. All alarms are designed and built in Ireland specifically to meet UK standards and regulations. For further information visit: www.aico.co.uk IN THE ZONE Fike Safety Technology (FST) has launched TwinFlex SRP, an innovative extinguishing control panel, as part of its extensive Fire Suppression systems portfolio. TwinFlex SRP can be used as a stand alone solution, or can be interfaced to external fire safety systems through its versatile set of monitored inputs and outputs. The panel offers a unique set of features that includes three configuration options for the programmable zonal inputs. Each of the four input zones can be configured as Conventional Detection, Releasing or with Fike's unique TwinFlex Detection. When configured as TwinFlex, the system uses intelligent fire detection devices, which allow multifunction detectors, manual releases, sounders and beacons to be connected on the same 2-wire circuit. This also provides more detailed device and fault typ