First Class Fire Detection For First Class Hotel

The Grand Hotel is a brand new development in the heart of Reykjavik, Iceland. Owners Reykjavik Hotels wanted to create a first-class hotel offering the very best in facilities and service – and the fire protection is no exception.

Apollo fire detectors installed in Grand Hotel, Reykjavik

The building specification called for an analogue addressable fire detection system, and the contract for supply, commissioning and maintenance was awarded to Security Center of Iceland. They recommended Apollo fire detection technology as the ideal solution, due to Apollo’s reputation for high reliability, top customer service and freedom of product choice.

Security Center used a combination of Apollo’s Discovery and XP95 ranges of intelligent fire detectors with control panels from Control Equipment Ltd to satisfy the fire detection requirements of the fourteen storey hotel. This ability to select and mix Apollo devices to suit individual requirements is due to the open digital protocol that is common to all Apollo intelligent fire detectors.

In total, over 1,000 devices were installed by electrical contractor G Gudjonsson ehf, including optical smoke detectors, beam detectors, duct detectors, manual call points and ancillary devices.

Every guest room is equipped with an Apollo Ancillary Base Sounder, while around 100 input/output units and switch monitors enable the fire detection system to interface with the hotel’s smoke ventilation and sprinkler systems. In the event of an emergency, guests can be evacuated in phases, with those nearest to the source of an alarm alerted first.

The Grand Hotel’s new fire detection system complies with EN and Icelandic standards.

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