The Art of Banksy Exhibition gets protection from Advanced and Hyfire

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North west installers Fire Queen Limited combined an Advanced Go fire panel with wireless devices from Hyfire to protect artwork at The Art of Banksy exhibition, housed in a temporary venue at Media City, Manchester. 

The Fire Queen team were given just a week to survey, specify and install a BS5839-1-2017-compliant fire system to protect the exhibition, which housed a range of the street artist’s most iconic works.

Using a combination of the Advanced Go Quick Edit tool and the Hyfire Taurus app, combined with active support from the teams at both brands, it was possible to deliver a system in record time that met all the requirements of the event organisers and their insurers. 

Jan Myatt, Operations Manager at Fire Queen said: “We are familiar with carrying out wireless installations within realistic timescales, but the secrecy that surrounds anything to do with Banksy meant that this was really short notice.

“Luckily, thanks to our long-standing partnerships with Advanced and Hyfire, and in-depth knowledge of what their products can deliver, we were able to design and install the system in record time. It was a real team effort and we’re so grateful to both teams for their knowledge and support.” 

Mark Piert, Regional Sales Manager – North West at Hyfire, commented: “When the call came from Fire Queen, it was action stations. The good thing is that Hyfire devices are designed to work seamlessly with Advanced panels, and this is exactly the sort of installation where wireless comes into its own, so we were able to devise a suitable system in a matter of days. When you’re safeguarding artworks worth millions, as well as the people in the building, you feel a sense of responsibility, but we have 100% confidence in our product and its ability to deliver.” 

Phil Calvey, Sales Manager at Advanced added: “This is a great example of close collaboration to deliver on a complex and urgent brief. It’s so exciting to be protecting an internationally significant event like this and the fact that we were able to deliver the system so rapidly shows the level of support and expertise offered by all involved. The Go panel is the latest addition to our panel portfolio and as a single-loop, non-networkable panel it’s ideal for smaller, standalone installations, offering all the desired performance, quality and ease of use in locations where multi-panel networking is not required.”  

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