School fire detection system goes digital
ADT Fire & Security has upgraded the fire-detection cover at Victoria Junior School in Feltham from an analogue to digital addressable system with the MZX Technology solution. The new system provides smoke and heat detectors and sounder and sounder/beacon bases. The design is applicable to the risk from both a fire detection and false-alarm management approach. It includes both audible and visual alarms to comply with the Equalities Act of 2010.
The school has around 300 pupils speaking 44 languages. The single-storey buildings date from the 1980s.
A risk assessment was recently carried out at the school, and the previous system (not supplied by ADT) was found to be inadequate.
The control panel selected for this project can accommodate 100 to 250 field devices on each loop. Triple-technology detection devices for smoke heat and carbon monoxide were installed at key risk points.
MZC field detectors typically have a service life of 20 years before needing to be changed.