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Stately home secured with Advanced protection

08 January 2020

A country house steeped in almost two centuries of history is now being protected by benchmark multi-protocol panels from fire systems leader Advanced.

Designed by the resident architect to the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester Cathedral, the grade II listed Badgeworth Court, Gloucestershire, was built in 1829 as the home of Colonel Selwyn Payne. After a rich 190-year history the house has now been converted into a residential care home run by Barchester Healthcare – one of the UK’s largest providers of independent care – and now includes ornamental walled gardens, café facilities and a hair salon.

Responsible for the complete installation of the fire system and all field devices, Hertfordshire-based Amida Fire undertook the phased upgrade of Badgeworth Court as part of Barchester Healthcare’s scheme to replace all of their care homes with Advanced so that sites are easier to maintain going forward.

The nature of the building made parts of the upgrade tricky, and wireless devices needed to be installed in some of the less accessible areas of the home. The MxPro 4's timeclocks were used to configure multi sensors in kitchen and laundry areas so that at night, when fewer staff are on duty, the devices only detect smoke. During the day, when these areas are more actively in use, detection has been setup for a combination of heat and smoke.

Dan Wilson, director at Amida Fire, said: “With over 40 years’ experience in installing and commissioning fire systems, Advanced is always Amida Fire’s first choice when selecting a fire alarm panel. It’s easy to use, competitively priced, widely known and offers good technical support.”

The MxPro multiprotocol fire system range offers customers a choice of two panel ranges, four detector protocols and a completely open installer network, backed up by free training and support. MxPro 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. MxPro’s ease of installation and configuration and wide peripheral range make it customisable to almost any application.