Fire-safe hotel

April 2011 Fire & Safety

Hotel Charleroi Airport protected by UTCFS fire solution.

An infrastructure of 80 rooms on five floors at the heart of a 1,5 hectare area, ideally located along the A54 motorway in Belgium, the ambition of Hotel Charleroi Airport is to meet the expectations of an exacting and varied business clientele. The hotel, which offers all the services which today’s busy clients have the right to expect, was designed to ensure its visitors a maximum comfort level. Benefiting from the presence of a pleasant restaurant, the hotel has huge seminar halls fitted with the most up-to-date equipment.

Pre-existing situation

After evaluating the hotel’s security and safety situation, it became clear that the existing fire detection system was outdated and was in need of replacement. The new system needed to meet modern day requirements and also had to easily accommodate future expansion, meaning a flexible solution was required. In order to find a suitable solution, the Hotel Charleroi Airport’s general manager consulted with a security installation company, Alarm Concept Security, which recommended UTCFS’s fire detection solutions.

UTCFS’s solution

After specifying UTCFS’s solutions, Alarm Concept Security started the installation of a fire detection solution throughout the hotel. UTCFS’s FP2000 fire detection platform has now been installed. Being an addressable fire detection system, it offers a wide range of functionality and intelligence both on detector and control panel level, thus making sure that every threat of fire is detected at the earliest stage and acted upon accordingly. In total, close to 400 addressable devices are in place including smoke detectors, manual call points, sirens and other devices. Whenever an alarm is detected, it is reported to a central monitoring station, from where security personnel can make sure the correct measures are taken to prevent disaster. The FP2000 solution is not only covering the Hotel Charleroi Airport’s present needs, but also allows for easy and efficient expansion, making the solution future proof.

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


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