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Designed by the Lisburn-based engineering firm Bailie Associates, Milesian Manor is a care home in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland. Employing over 50 staff, the home features a bar, beauty and hair salon, spa bathroom, café, cinema and wellness garden.

Communication between patients and staff is facilitated by a Quantec addressable call system tailored to the home’s requirements. Each bedroom has a call point and patients have their own tail call leads to call for assistance. Bed and chair exit mats have been installed in day rooms, bedrooms and lounges to alert staff should a patient leave their bed or chair. Door entry and exit monitoring is powered by a series of C-TEC’s EN54-4 certified power supplies.

As for fire protection the home has one of C-TEC’s ZFP 4-loop addressable fire panels connected to four compact controllers. With its touchscreen-controlled interface, the panel can be accessed by authorised staff if required. A SigTEL emergency voice communication/disabled refuge system has also been fitted within the stairwells. In an emergency, residents who cannot easily use fire escapes can call for assistance and wait until help arrives.

C-TEC’s PDA103 domestic hearing loops ensure that hard of hearing residents can take part fully in the daily activities, games and entertainment at the facility and a larger wall mounted PDA200E hearing loop has also been installed in reception for residents, visitors and staff. The products were fitted by local installer Turner Electrical NI and supplied and commissioned by Fire NI.

Said Sam Keery, Director at Fire NI: “Milesian Manor is an outstanding ‘next generation’ care facility offering top-quality care for its residents. We specified C-TEC equipment as it is high-quality, reliable and ideally suited to a professional care home environment. The project ran smoothly and our client is delighted with the level of protection now in place.”

About C-TEC

The UK manufacturer offers the CAST addressable fire alarm, new Quantec Surveyor2 data management software and Hush Pro – a new fire alarm, developed for use in flats, apartments and other tall buildings/HMOs. Other products include fire alarm systems, fire detectors, call systems, disabled refuges and hearing loops. Visit


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