Press release

03 February 2015

One of London’s most high-profile commercial property management companies has selected fire systems from Advanced to protect its landmark buildings as part of a multi-million pound investment programme.

So far, 13 buildings managed by Broadgate Estates have been fitted with Advanced’s MxPro panels, ranging from simple three-panel networks to far more complex installations with 60 panels or more. Every fire system is linked to the local Building Management System (BMS) and monitored from a central control room.

David Powell, Technical Systems Manager for Broadgate Estates, said: “We are committed to maintaining our estate to the highest possible standards and this includes updating or replacing fire systems. We evaluated a number of products and settled on Advanced’s MxPro range as they are easy to use and very robust.”

MxPro is Advanced’s flagship range of multiprotocol panels, offering customers a choice of two panel ranges, four detector protocols and a completely open installer network that enjoys free training and support. MxPro panels can be used in single loop, single panel format or easily configured into high speed, 200 panel networks covering huge areas. Advanced’s legendary ease of installation and configuration and wide peripheral range make it customisable to almost any application.

The 13 buildings equipped so far include 159 MxPro panels, twinned with detectors, sounders and other peripheral devices from Apollo and Hochiki, both long-standing partners of Advanced.

Amanda Hope, Advanced’s UK Business Development Manager, said: “For clients like this one, with property portfolios valued at billions of pounds, high quality and reliable fire systems are absolutely essential. We’ve worked closely with the in-house team and their installers to ensure that each building has a system which is high performance, easy to use and offers future flexibility.

“The performance and flexibility of the MxPro range makes it well suited to all manner of installations. It can scale quickly from single panel single loop to cover huge, challenging sites with 200 network nodes and 1000s of field devices.”

Advanced MxPro 5 panels are one of the few systems that are fully approved to EN54 Part 13, a compatibility and integrity standard that constantly checks all transmission paths for loop, sounder and network loading. It is capable of indicating partial short and partial open conditions for all possible loads, which might otherwise remain hidden until a fire occurs. This means that the fire system will continue to perform to its maximum capability during a fire incident.

Advanced has also provided custom-built panels and control units for several buildings through its AdSpecials division. The company’s Advanced360 customer support and service is legendary, ensuring customers get exactly what they need from specification through sales, installation and maintenance.

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R-L Amanda Hope, Advanced’s UK business development manager with Broadgate’s David Powell