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C-TEC’s CAST ZFP fire system selected to safeguard ‘The Bear’

29 April 2021

C-TEC’s CAST ZFP fire alarm system has been installed to protect a new hospitality venture in Cheshire. Situated in the village of Tattenhall, The Bear and Ragged Staff has been radically transformed from a derelict shell into a high-end pub, restaurant and hotel by a team of talented professionals including Brian Mellor (an award-winning chef) and Martin Hilton, an industry-renowned beer sommelier.

Featuring a bar/restaurant, eight en suite bedrooms and a first-floor function room, the venue is prominently positioned on the High Street and set not only to become a focal point in the village, but also attract clientele from far and wide for celebratory and corporate events.

At the heart of the building’s life safety systems is a C-TEC CAST ZFP fire panel connected to over 100 CAST detectors, sounders, VADs and ancillary devices spanning four floors. The master two-loop ZFP panel is located in a storeroom, but relays key system information to a state-of-the-art Compact Controller prominently displayed in the reception area.

With its bright and easy-to-use touchscreen-control interface, the controller is highly visible and can be easily accessed by the Fire and Rescue Service as well as authorised personnel if and when required.

John Westerman, director of Wrexham-based Allied Fire Alarms Ltd (the company that specified, installed and commissioned the system) told Fire Safety Matters: “We chose CAST ZFP as the cornerstone of The Bear’s L2 BS 5839-1 system as it’s powerful, intuitive and has the capacity to connect to multiple intelligent devices. Our client also had some specific requirements for fire detection in certain areas which were facilitated using CAST’s software and extensive programming capabilities.”

Westerman added: “We were delighted to be involved with this project. As an NICEIC-approved specialist fire company, we pride ourselves on delivering top quality life safety systems to our clients’ satisfaction. The CAST system we designed and installed has certainly exceeded everyone’s expectations.”

CAST is C-TEC’s own UK-designed and manufactured ‘distributed intelligence’ addressable fire detection and alarm system. Certified to all relevant EN 54 product standards (including EN 54-13), CAST is also fully compatible with ENVISION, the company’s new remote access, data management and system testing software.

*Further information is available online at www.c-tec.com