Advanced Reaches New Heights at Manchester Climbing Centre

A QuickZone conventional fire alarm system from UK manufacturer, Advanced, has been installed at BlocHaus Climbing, Manchester’s newest bouldering wall.

Newly opened, BlocHaus Climbing boasts an array of facilities at its East Manchester site, including 130 climbable boulders, routing roof and on-site café.

As part of the active fire protection for the site, the 4-zone QuickZone conventional fire panel from Advanced has been installed alongside Hochiki conventional heat/smoke detectors, Apollo conventional call points and Roshni conventional sounders.

Responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of the fire system at BlocHaus Climbing were Manchester-based, Surefire Protection Ltd. Surefire installed the QuickZone panel alongside music shutdown integration to ensure clear audible notification for all building users in scenarios where the system goes into alarm.

Michael Rouse, Fire Alarm Supervisor at Surefire Protection Ltd, said: “As long-term partners of Advanced, we’ve worked with its solutions for many years and are confident in their capability to deliver high standards of protection throughout sites large and small. We only specify Advanced fire panels due to their quality, reliability and standard of technical support, and we firmly believe they offer the best solutions available for open protocol systems.”

QuickZone is the conventional and twin-wire fire system from Advanced that is quick and simple to install and manage and ideal for installations that have less complex programming and configuration requirements. Offering eight panel variants across the QuickZone and QuickZone XL product lines, the panels will support 2 to 32 zones, are approved to EN 54 parts 2 and 4 and support comprehensive false alarm management.

Neil Parkin, Sales Manager for the North of England and Ireland, said: “Surefire’s installation of Advanced at BlocHaus Climbing demonstrates our solutions’ versatility. Not only will you find our panels installed throughout airport terminals, hospital complexes and university campuses, but also smaller, less complex sites, such as offices, retail outlets and activity centres. Whether you opt for the simpler QuickZone panel, or the feature-rich QuickZone XL, Advanced can deliver the conventional system you need.”

Advanced is a world leader in the development and manufacture of fire protection systems. Its reputation for performance, quality and ease of use sees its products specified in locations around the world, from single-panel installations to large, multi-site networks. Advanced’s products include complete fire detection systems, multiprotocol fire panels, extinguishing control, fire paging, false alarm management and reduction systems as well as emergency lighting.

Advanced is owned by FTSE 100 company Halma plc, a global group of life-saving technology companies. Advanced products protect a wide range of prestigious and high-profile sites across the globe, from London’s Shard and Lloyds building to Abu Dhabi International Airport and the Hagia Sophia historic site in Turkey.

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