Notifier by Honeywell protected thousands at Commonwealth Games

4th November 2014


Notifier ID 3000-based system provided fire safety at Scottish national indoor arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during Commonwealth Games.

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A Notifier by Honeywell fire safety system protected hundreds of competitors and thousands of spectators at new sporting facilities for this year's hugely successful Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Emirates Arena and VelodromeThe system was designed and installed at the prestigious new £100 million National Indoor Sports Arena (NISA) and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome by Notifier Gold Partner, FES Fire & Security.
It comprises four ID3000 networked fire alarm control panels with repeater panels linked by Notifier's super-fast ID²net networking solution.

An ONYXWorks graphics package enables the security team to monitor and control the network from any part of the site, which is also protected by advanced Opal SMART2 multi-sensor detectors in order to reduce the incidence of false alarms.

Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

The world-class sports complex, one of the largest of its type in Europe, was home to the highly successful 2014 Commonwealth Games between July 23 and August 3. The flexible Sports Arena includes three main sports halls with 5,000 spectator seats, dance and fitness studios and 200-metre indoor athletics track.

The adjoining Velodrome, which was opened by multi-gold medal-winning Olympian and Commonwealth Games champion, Sir Chris Hoy, has a 250-metre track and permanent seating for 2,500 spectators, with a further 2,000 temporary seats for the 2014 Games. It was the scene of many of the victories which gave the Australian cycling team its dominant position by the end of the games, with 24 medals. A central administration block also incorporates hospitality suites and offices for the national sports federations. 

Velodrome1

"We are delighted to have been involved in providing fire safety for these showpiece venues that hosted such a successful Commonwealth Games," said FES sales manager, Ian McArthur. "We have a first-rate 50-year track record in building services, so it was a thrill for our company to be part of the team working on the project.

"The Notifier system we installed is ideal for a huge multi-purpose sports venue which will attract many thousands of visitors to major international events in the future."