In the UK, a listed building is a structure of particular architectural and/or historic interest that deserves special protection. A listed building may not be demolished, extended or altered without special permission from the local planning authority. These buildings are often used as museums, stately homes, churches and cathedrals, castles and palaces, but can also be privately owned properties.
Buildings with listed status often have historic interiors that require careful handling and minimal intervention. This can make the installation of fire protection systems difficult.
Installing cabling for fire detection systems can be near impossible. Besides the requirement to preserve the aesthetics of these properties, thick walls, multiple levels, complex layouts and hidden voids can make planning cable runs extremely difficult. The quality and condition of the construction of the property can also be hard to ascertain, creating further difficulties for system design.
Wireless Fire Detection
Wireless fire detection systems greatly reduce the amount of cabling that is required to deploy a reliable and effective fire detection solution. It can be delivered quickly, discretely and with minimal disruption and, therefore, can overcome most of the challenges that installing reliable fire detection for listed buildings presents.
Modern wireless fire detection systems can also be combined with new or existing hardwired fire detection systems to create a hybrid solution. This means that wired and wireless can coexist to provide the most reliable, efficient and cost effective fire detection system possible.
Wireless or hybrid detection systems can be easily upgraded or expanded, they are easy to maintain and very easy to install.
Wi-Fyre Xenos systems can be installed extremely quickly and the wireless infrastructure required for the system to operate efficiently can be predetermined by conducting a Xenos system survey.
The entire system can be programmed, configured and tested away from the listed building to reduce installation time. This means precise planning, equipment requirements and costs are guaranteed and minimises the impact on the day-to-day operation of the building.
Wi-Fyre Xenos is fully certified to the relevant EN54 standards and offers the highest performing range of fire sensing and notification to provide the best possible solution for heritage or listed buildings from fire.
A Wi-Fyre Xenos system is made up of at least one Xenos Translator Module. Each translator module can manage up to 128 Xenos wireless devices and is used to create the unique wireless infrastructure and manage protocol communications with the fire alarm control panel. Xenos Expander Modules can also be used to extend the range of the network by up to 1km per module and increase the stability and continuity of the system.
Handpicked Products for Heritage & Listed Buildings
Wi-Fyre Xenos is suitable for most listed buildings and provides a relatively wirefree, cost-effective fire detection solution that overcomes the barriers that listed buildings can create. For this type of building a Wi-Fyre Xenos system will typically include the following components:
Addressable Fire Alarm Panel
These panels are expandable from 1 to 2 loops and are supplied with 2 onboard sounder circuits, 20 programmable zonal LEDs with slide-in labels and 25 system LEDs for information purposes. Each loop can power up to 6 Wi-Fyre Xenos Translators.
Wireless Translators & Expanders
The Wi-Fyre Xenos Wireless Translator module is the main component of a Wi-Fyre Xenos intelligent hybrid fire detection and alarm system. When connected to a compatible loop, the Xenos Translator Module can wirelessly link up to 128 wireless field devices to the fire alarm system.
Wi-Fyre Xenos Wireless Expanders provide a convenient method to increase the radio communication range by relaying the information to other expanders or directly to wireless field devices. This allows the user to create large fully-wireless configurations or to add wireless devices into areas where cabling for translators is not possible.
Elmdene STX power supplies are designed for EN 54 compliant fire systems and are certified to EN 54-4:1997, A1:2002 and A2:2006. They provide a full-rated current at 27.6V DC with additional current for battery charging and support intelligent battery charging and monitoring using Elmdene’s EcoCharge technology. These units also feature battery deep discharge protection in the event of a prolonged mains failure.
Wi-Fyre Xenos Wireless Optical Smoke Detectors use dual optical smoke detection technologies and algorithms for improved performance whilst maintaining the highest levels of false alarm rejection.
Wi-Fyre Xenos Wireless Heat Detectors are designed to give the best possible warning of fire in locations where smoke detection technology is not suitable. They can be configured for either high-temperature or rate-of-rise heat detection.
Wi-Fyre Xenos Wireless Sounder Bases can be used as a stand-alone notification device (with a blanking cap) or as a combined detection and alarm device when fitted with a Xenos detector. They have 32 recognised primary and secondary sounder tones and four levels of volume adjustment.
Wi-Fyre Xenos Wireless Manual Call Points have a resettable plastic element. Once the unit has been activated, it can simply be reset using the key provided. The unit includes a transparent cover that protects it from accidental activation and there is a weatherproof enclosure available for outdoor use.
Wireless Site Survey
A wireless survey, conducted before installation, is essential to not only ensure that the alarm system will operate efficiently, but to speed up installation time.
A Wi-Fyre Xenos survey kit is available from Eurofyre to make carrying out a site survey quick and easy. The kit provides all the equipment that is needed to test channels and frequency bands that will be used. The option to hire a complete survey kit (UK only) makes the process even more cost-effective.
Wireless Remote Programming Support
Programming Xenos devices off-site reduces installation time, the number of engineers required for installation and, ultimately, the overall cost of installation.
Eurofyre has a unique understanding of the challenges of programming on-site; difficult access, multiple trades working in the same area, insufficient workspace and more. Therefore, we offer programming support to ensure you can make good use of the benefits off-site programming provides.
- Wi-Fyre Xenos Support
- Eurofyre’s team of fire detection specialists are experts in wireless fire detection. We offer a Xenos Survey Kit to buy or hire to make conducting a Wi-Fyre Xenos site survey quick and easy. We also provide Xenos programming support to help with off-site programming.
- Complete System Supplier
- Eurofyre is a complete system supplier which means we can offer expert advice and supply all aspects of fire detection.
- Demonstration and Training
- We have a sophisticated training facility where we offer demonstrations and expert training on a range of systems, including Wi-Fyre Xenos wireless detection systems.
- After-Sales Support
- Eurofyre prides itself on providing after-sales care and support that is second to none. We offer both on-site and telephone assistance to help you ensure that your system is fully operational and working at its best.
For more information about Wi-Fyre Xenos, or to discuss any of the other products that Eurofyre have to offer, please feel free to get in touch either by phone on +44 (0) 1329 835 024, by email to [email protected] or via the online enquiry form situated on our contact page.