Fire system upgrade at the John Radcliffe Hospital


Kentec fire alarm control panels and repeater units installed at women's centre

Improvements have been made to fire evacuation procedures at the John Radcliffe Hospital women’s centre in Oxford.

Kentec fire alarm control panels are at the heart of a recently-completed fire alarm control panel system upgrade, which will enable the future implementation of loop-powered base sounders throughout the building.

Designer and installer, Pyrotec Systems, chose Kentec panels and repeater units to replace the existing old addressable fire alarm control system because of their ereliability and compatibility with all the building’s existing field devices.

The nine Syncro analogue addressable fire control panels and six repeater units will enable the new network to provide a complete building system solution with flexible cause and effect capabilities.

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Around 6,500 babies are born each year at the John Radcliffe women's centre, which cares for women with difficult pregnancies or babies who need special care. The hospital’s delivery suite, which has rooms equipped with rocking chairs, beanbags, mattresses, birthing balls and a birthing pool, is designed to encourage women to remain mobile during labour.