Notifier Provides a First Class Degree of Protection for University of Brighton

20th July 2010


Sovereign Alarms and Notifier by Honeywell provide state-of-the-art alarm system for the new Checkland Buildings. Notifier ‘has outstanding level of success in the education sector'.

With the installation of a fully-addressable Notifier ID3000-based fire safety solution by local Notifier Engineered Systems Distributor, Sovereign Alarms, students and staff at Brighton University's new Checkland Building are benefiting from the very latest in fire protection.

This follows a number of other recent high-profile installations in schools and colleges, including Middlesborough College and the University of Northampton. "We have an outstanding record of successful implementations in tough, multi-function premises such as the education sector," confirms John Brandwood, director of marketing and international sales, Notifier by Honeywell, UK and Eire.

"In higher education environments there is an especially high risk of fire alarms being set off unnecessarily," he adds. "In tackling this problem head-on, Notifier products combine robustness with sensitivity and flexibility, designed to minimise the incidence of false alarms, at the same time providing a high level of protection."

Future-proof solution

The £24 million development on the Falmer campus, which opened recently as part of Brighton University's exciting ongoing expansion and development programme, incorporates offices as well as extensive teaching facilities, laboratories and a 160-seat lecture theatre. The Notifier ID3000 system incorporates both loop-based sounders and beam detection for the Checkland Building's central atrium.

In selecting a fire system, it was essential that the chosen system was both future-proof and robust, in meeting the tough demands of the University's hard-working environment.

Sovereign Alarms has five years' experience maintaining the University's existing systems and recommended a Notifier solution as ideally-suited to the fire safety needs of the Checkland Building. "We have a track record of success over more than a decade in installing Notifier equipment in schools, colleges and other high pressure environments," says Colin Chadwick, managing director at Notifier Engineered Systems Distributor, Sovereign Alarms.

"In our experience, Notifier continues to stay at the forefront of fire protection technology. In particular, the cost-effective ID Series' flexible and intuitive design makes it easy to configure in meeting the complex cause and effect requirements of such large, multi-use sites essential in rapidly isolating the source of any incident. At the same time, Notifier's highly durable and proven construction offers unmatched reliability and ensures that false alarms are kept to a minimum, providing a high level of protection to staff, students and visitors."

The Notifier implementation forms part of a broader programme of maintenance and new building work across the University estate. Following a competitive tendering process, Sovereign Alarms has recently completed work to install Notifier equipment ID3000-based systems on the University of Brighton campus in Eastbourne, including the Hillbrow Chelsea School, the Hillbrow Sports Centre and on the main Brighton Moulsecoomb site in the new Huxley Building.