Technoswitch partners with UK’s Hyfire

Issue 1 2023 News, Fire & Safety, Products

UK-based wireless fire technology pioneer Hyfire has confirmed partnership agreements that will see its products sold in South Africa and Norway for the first time. The deals with Technoswitch and Holta & Håland, following the successful launch of the Hyfire brand in Italy in 2021, include supply, marketing and support provision for Hyfire’s Taurus range of wireless fire devices.

Since its launch in 2021, Taurus has taken wireless fire technology to new heights, revolutionising the performance of wireless devices and making them, for the first time, a genuine mainstream alternative to traditional wired systems. Combining performance with the user-friendly survey, install, commissioning and maintenance software, Taurus comprises a full range of high-performance wireless detection, control and alarm devices, now made available to Norwegian and South African specifiers and installers.

Tom Crane, Hyfire International Director, commented, “Hyfire is now recognised as one of the leading global brands for wireless fire systems, thanks to cutting-edge technology coupled with an unrivalled partner programme and tech support. We want to replicate our successful UK model in other countries by working with established local partners, thus we have agreed to supply Technoswitch and Holta & Håland with Taurus products that, backed up with commercial, technical and marketing support, will give them the resources they need to market the Hyfire brand in their home markets.”

Hyfire offers the widest range of commercial standard wireless fire devices on the market, ranging from optical, multi-criteria and heat detectors to notification, alarm, interface and control units, all fully certified to EN54. All products offer the highest performance and quality in the industry and are compliant with BS5839 Part 1. Fire panels are wired via a loop to translators, from which wireless devices can be used on their own to build wireless systems of virtually any size, or mixed with Hyfire wired products, to provide seamless hybrid solutions, offering total flexibility to specifiers and installers.

Brett Birch, Technoswitch Managing Director, commented: “We’ve been pushing the boundaries of fire technology in the South African market since 1974 and, with the global reputation of Hyfire and awareness of wireless fire technology on the increase; it feels like there has never been a better time to launch the Taurus range into the South African market.”

“Our clients are eager to replace or update outmoded systems, and installers are under pressure to deliver. Using wireless fire devices makes it possible to plan, install and commission new systems in a fraction of the time required for a traditional wired alternative. There is less impact on the building’s fabric. We’re so excited to begin our journey with the Hyfire team, and I am particularly interested in exploring innovative applications for wireless in the mining, petrochemical and power generation sectors.”

Hyfire was launched in 2007, bringing to market some of the first commercial wireless detection and alarm devices fully certified to EN54. Since then, the Hyfire brand has become synonymous with quality, reliability and innovation in the commercial fire sector. Hyfire devices come with a five-year warranty, backed up by a dedicated partner programme to ensure the best survey, installation, commissioning, after-sales service and technical support.


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