Fire detection for Bank of Botswana

September 2010 Fire & Safety

UTC fire products – the solution for Bank of Botswana.

Bank of Botswana has been the country’s central bank since 1975. It was established following the first President of Botswana, Sir Seratse Khama’s decision, on 6 September 1974, to withdraw from the Rand Monetary Area. In April 1975, Bank of Botswana and Financial Institutions bills were passed to establish the Central Bank and create the framework to govern financial institutions that would fall under the supervision of the bank.

The situation

The Central Bank of Botswana was building a landmark corporate head office in Gaborone. In order to adequately protect this flagship facility and its hundreds of employees, a fire detection system was needed that would answer a number of major requirements. In order to fit the bank’s needs, UTCFS recommended its EST fire detection system.

The EST system would give Bank of Botswana the capability to have a state-of-the-art fire detection system that could also integrate the voice evacuation system. Due to the reliability and scalability of the EST system, it is the ideal fire detection platform and a vital life safety and property protection system for Bank of Botswana. With the scalability of the EST3, the Bank of Botswana has the freedom to expand the system at any point in time, should it wish to expand the facilities in the future. There are currently three EST3 and one annunciator panel running hundreds of smoke detectors, voice speakers and amplifiers throughout the site.

With the completion of the system, the bank knows they have a market-leading fire detection system protecting not only the property, but also the lives of the employees.

For more information contact UTC Fire & Security, +27 (0)11 579 7300, [email protected],

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