Camping is becoming an increasingly popular holiday activity with many people opting for the cheaper and more local alternative to long haul flights and resorts. Due to the increased demand for camping holidays, more and more campsites are offering a spectrum of facilities, from a simple piece of land to pitch your own tent or caravan on to semi-permanent caravans and tents that they rent out to those looking for the more luxurious camping experience.
The term glamping is a portmanteau of the words “glamorous” and “camping” and describes a style of camping with amenities not usually associated with traditional camping. Glamping can involve a range of different structures including yurts, tipis, pods, bell tents, vintage caravans, vintage trailers, safari tents, tent cabins and even treehouses. These luxury camping facilities are often kitted out with cooking equipment, heating, log burners, electricity generators and bathrooms to really add the “glamour” to camping.
Glamping facilities are not only valuable assets but are rented out to, sometimes, hundreds of families a year. With the risk of fire from electrical equipment, cooking equipment and open fires, it is essential that they are fully protected by a reliable fire detection system to protect the property, its occupants and neighbouring glamping facilities.
The Perfect Solution for Protecting Glamping Facilities from Fire
While a domestic, standalone style fire detection system can provide adequate warning for residents, it will not alert the owners of the facility or neighbours to any fires. A domestic style system would also fall short if the facility was empty; owners or neighbours would be unlikely to receive sufficient warning to take action before the damage becomes irreparable or the fire spreads to other tents and areas. Therefore, a system that can be interconnected with, and communicate with, other devices would provide the ideal solution for protecting glamping facilities from fire.
By using a fire detection system that can connect with a fire alarm control panel installed in a centralised location, for example, the campsite shop or office, sufficient warning will be provided for both the occupants and the owner will be able to take the necessary steps to investigate and notify the emergency services. However, running cabling for such a system can be difficult. Cables from one area to another will need to be buried or suspended through the air which can be time-consuming, damaging and costly. Not to mention, as glamping facilities are usually single skinned or have thin walls, cables between devices can be unsightly and damaging to aesthetics.
Wi-Fyre enables hardwired and wireless fire detection technology to work together. This means that both hardwired and wireless devices can be used to create one complete, hybrid detection system.
Wi-Fyre devices can connect wirelessly to any new or existing hardwired control panel. This means that devices installed in yurts, tipis, caravans or any other structure can communicate wirelessly with a hardwired control panel installed in the campsite shop, office or any other location, eliminating the need to run cabling.
How Wi-Fyre Works?
At the heart of Wi-Fyre is the Wi-Fyre Wireless Transponder. This is connected to the fire alarm control panel via a compatible interface module and can communicate with up to 30 mixed field devices such as manual call points, detectors, sounders and input/output modules.
A wireless survey can (and must) be conducted using the available Wi-Fyre Survey Head to ensure that the signal between the devices and transponder is strong enough for the system to perform efficiently.
Using Wi-Fyre for Glamping and Caravan Parks
In this scenario, each accommodation unit can be fitted with a wireless manual call point, wireless detector(s) and a wireless sounder that all connect wirelessly to the main control panel (subject to satisfactory signal strength) and if a fire was to break out, all necessary parties will be suitably alerted.
For more information about how Wi-Fyre can be used for glamping sites, please feel free to give us a call on +44 (0)1329 835024 or email [email protected] where we would be happy to answer any questions. You can also find more applications where Wi-Fyre can provide a reliable and cost-effective fire detection solution on our Blog.