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Luxury Greek island resort receives five-star fire protection from Advanced

25 April 2021

A FAULT-tolerant network of Axis EN fire panels devised and supplied by Advanced has been installed at one of Crete’s newest and most exclusive beachfront hotels. Based in the coastal town of Ierapetra, the Robinson Club is designed around ‘neighbourhoods’ of hotel rooms across a 150 acre-site.

The Robinson Club resort in Ierapetra opened in the summer of 2020 and is one of its German owner TUI Group’s largest investments in Greece. Designed with preservation of the natural environment in mind, the hotel offers a minimalist, high-end experience for its guests.

The somewhat unique layout of the site meant that the fire system specified needed to deliver seamless detection and notification of a potential fire to the hotel’s staff and guests, who could be located anywhere across the 340 rooms and suites, multiple restaurants, spa facilities and conference rooms.

Responsible for the design, supply and installation of the fire detection and extinguishing system and also firefighting equipment at the five--star Robinson Club was Advanced’s partner organisation Zarifopoulos. In total, Zarifopoulos installed 14 of Advanced’s Axis EN fire alarm control panels on a high-speed, fault-tolerant network alongside upwards of 900 notification and detection devices including detectors, Call Points and sounders.

State-of-the-art system

In conversation with Fire Safety Matters, Spilios Alexopoulos (commercial director at Zarifopoulos) has referenced the state-of-the-art system as well as the special attention that has been paid to fire protection at the Robinson Club.

Alexopoulos commented: “The widespread nature of the site required a high-speed network of fire alarm control panels to ensure instant notification of a fire event. As a long-term partner of Advanced, we knew that the company’s solutions offered the high levels of performance and reliability we required, combined with ease of use and installation.”

Axis EN is EN54 Part 2, 4 and 13 approved. Its panels can be used in single-loop, single-panel format or easily configured into high-speed, multi-loop panels in 200 node networks covering huge areas. Advanced’s products’ ease of installation and configuration as well as the range of peripherals available render them customisable for almost any application.

Vladimir Zrnic, regional sales manager for Southern Europe at Advanced, added: “At large-scale sites such as the Robinson Club in Ierapetra, it’s vital to ensure that, when networked, the panels will sustain adequate performance levels. As the number of panels and peripherals on a network increase, some systems can slow down dramatically, compromising safety and reliability, but our fire panel networks are widely regarded as some of the most robust and resilient in fire situations.”

He concluded: “For their part, the Axis EN panels can be configured into networks of up to 200 panels in standard or fault-tolerant configurations, while sophisticated cause and effect and intuitive, easy programming of rules make implementation effortless.”

*Further information is available online at www.uk.advancedco.com