Wireless fire alarm installation
Jackson Fire & Security has installed a new fire alarm system for Salford City Council. Our engineers visited the council offices at Unity House to replace an aging alarm with a new EMS Firecell Wireless Fire Alarm System. Engineer Andy Shone said: “We were tasked with replacing a conventional system which had become outdated, resulting in poor coverage throughout the building. “It needed upgrading to a category L1 system, which features automatic detectors throughout all areas of a building, including roof space and voids, to give the earliest possible warning that there is a danger present. “With lots of staff busy at work in the building, installing a wireless system provided minimum disruption and made areas much more accessible, both during the fitting and in the long-term when it’s time to carry out a service. We were also working to a tight deadline, which again was made easier by using wireless equipment, as we didn’t need to run new cables throughout the premises. “EMS is a leading provider of wireless fire alarms, and we completed the whole project in just six days, again minimising disruption for the council staff at work.” The L1 system installation was carried out under the public sector procurement framework Pro5, which Jackson Fire & Security has been a provider to since 2012. It was fitted for Urban Vision, the facilities management company for Salford City Council. The work follows a similar project at the neighbouring Salford Civic Centre in December 2014, which also involved fitting a new EMS system.

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