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Hotel Bilyana Beach at Nessebar, pictured, dating from 2004, on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, recently became part of the hotel chain, SENTIDO, and underwent renovation. That included a new fire detection system.
Bilyana Angelova, general manager at SENTIDO Bilyana Beach said: “The safety and security of our guests is always going to be our top priority, and so when the renovation plan was in process, it was important that this was examined. Deciding on our brand-new life safety detection system is a decision that has ensured our guests are provided with the ultimate level of protection. To ensure the installation was carried out to the highest specification, we brought in engineers, Laytel Ltd, to oversee the project who specified the ESP range from Hochiki Europe.”
The installers Laytel effectively had a blank canvas to work on, for choosing the products for the job. Nikola Fotev, general manager at Laytel Ltd said: “We’ve had many years of experience designing life safety and security systems, and so we were confident taking on a challenge of this size. Understanding the hotel’s primary aim of providing an all-encompassing, addressable life safety system, Hochiki’s ESP range was the clear choice. In total, our engineering team installed over 500 ESP devices containing a mixture of sensors, modules, manual call points, audio-visual alarms and sounders. We’re extremely happy with the end result and the level of protection offered.”
Hochiki says that its ESP range of devices offer addressable products; all parts are tested to European and international standards. Due to the wide variety of facilities at hotels, from swimming pools to restaurants, the specified life safety system needs to be flexible to meet needs. Such as; because hundreds of people may be in the building at a time, many unfamiliar with their surroundings, this can lead to ineffective evacuations in the event of a fire. Hence the need to cut false alarms. These can not only hinder the reputation of the hotel, and guests’ experience if they persist, but can also be dangerous in the event of a real fire. The sensors with the ESP range have been designed with this in mind, the product firm says.
Hochiki’s intelligent sensor range consists of smoke, heat, multi (smoke and heat) and multi with CO sensors. By redesigning the smoke chamber and optics within the smoke and multi sensors, false alarm reduction has been integrated into each device, the manufacturer says. Because of this, these sensors are far more reactive to their sites and more responsive to multiple smoke types. This, with the range’s Enhanced Systems Protocol (ESP), a platform that provides faultless communications between the panel and sensors, means the ESP sensor range delivers precision fire detection, it is claimed.