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Notts Golf Club implements Hyfire wireless detection

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The Notts Golf Club, also known as Hollinwell, a leading golf course in the UK, has implemented advanced fire protection with the installation of more than 100 wireless fire devices from Hyfire’s Taurus range. The historic club has been located in Nottinghamshire since 1901, playing host to prestigious tournaments such as the John Player Classic and the Open Championship Final Qualifying.

With a variety of different building types on site, including some dating back almost a century, this was a challenging installation project for PWP Fire & Security, who led the installation with Hyfire’s expertise. “Working closely with the Hyfire team, we were able to specify a system that was installed in record time, with almost zero impact on the original staircases, ornate ceilings, and cornices of the Hollinwell clubhouse,” said Gavin Clarke, Head of Fire at PWP Fire & Security.

Minimal disruption

The primary objective was to achieve a complete overhaul of the existing life-expired fire system with minimal disruption to the site’s operations, staff, and visitors. This was achieved by installing an Advanced Go single-loop panel linked to wireless devices, specified using Hyfire’s TauREX software. These were pre-programmed offsite and installed in minutes, using almost 90 percent less cabling than a traditional wired system.

Hyfire offers the most extensive range of commercial standard wireless fire devices on the market, ranging from optical, multi-criteria and heat detectors to EN54-23 Approved VAD’s, all fully certified to EN54. The products are of the highest performance and quality in the industry and are fully compliant with BS5839 Part 1. Fire panels are wired via a loop to translators, from which wireless devices can be used on their own to build fully wireless systems of virtually any size, or mixed with Hyfire wired products to provide seamless hybrid solutions, offering total flexibility to specifiers and installers.

The Notts Golf Club’s management expressed their satisfaction with the installation, with the new system providing the latest in fire protection technology, ensuring that the club’s legacy is preserved for generations to come.

Built-in advantages

Developed in Trieste, Italy, the global centre for wireless fire design, Taurus features Pathfinder Technology, which allows the devices to communicate over 1km, point to point in open air, and further where expansion hops are used. Antenna technology has been optimised to allow communication across different frequencies and environments, which means that Taurus can do the job with less equipment and less batteries, thus saving on costs.

Chris McGregor, Regional Sales Manager – East & Ireland for Hyfire, commented: “A golf club is busy throughout the day, with members playing and socialising, so it makes sense to limit the impact of a fire system installation as much as possible.

“By selecting the Hyfire Taurus range, the team at PWP were able to offer a product that is every bit as good as a wired alternative, but with a multitude of built-in advantages. With fire installers under pressure to deliver systems more quickly and efficiently than ever before, wireless is rapidly becoming the default choice.”

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