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Kentec celebrates third anniversary of Kentec Installation Partner Programme

07 June 2022

KENTEC ELECTRONICS, the manufacturer of life-critical control systems, is celebrating the third anniversary of its Kentec Installation Partner (KIP) Programme. With more than 200 installation business across no fewer than 19 countries now registered on the scheme, the company is now thanking those installers for their support.

Since its launch back in 2019, installers have been benefiting from the scheme’s key features, which include training to ensure every installation is optimised to realise the technology’s full potential.

The scheme also provides KIP-dedicated technical support (including on-site), as well as advanced access to the latest Kentec systems and software. KIP partners further benefit from KIP certification and recognition as Kentec experts, in addition to preferential contract status and a number of value-adds.

As a system that certified KIP Programme companies are authorised to install, Kentec’s latest wireless Mesh technology is now very much to the fore. The Kentec team is continually demonstrating how this technology not only reduces installation costs and timescales, but also removes the installation and construction limitations associated with wired systems, such as building work, fire stopping and containment systems.

The Mesh technology itself provides enhanced reliability by realising multiple wireless communication routes between field devices and wireless translators for “unrivalled” levels of redundancy.

Panel development and manufacture  

Other key product focuses at present are on the Sigma ZXT single-area extinguishing control panel and Kentec’s flagship control panel, namely Taktis. While the business is moving into cohesive life safety systems, its core focus remains in panel development and manufacture.

Kevin Swann, managing director of Kentec Electronics, commented: “In addition to training and support, our KIP businesses tell us that their membership supports client tenders by demonstrating individual competency on the award-winning Taktis panel and the Syncro AS, which is fantastic to hear.”

Swann continued: “COVID-19 hit while the KIP scheme was still in its infancy, which forced us to look at ways in which to make virtual training as impactful as possible. That opened the doors to so many efficiencies and opportunities and has helped build the scheme.”

*Further information is available online at www.kentec.co.uk