C-Tec conventional fire alarm systems for your place of business

At UK Red SFS we want to offer the best service to our customers, which means we want to also offer the best available products for any form of installation, upgrade, maintenance and support.

This enables us to be confident when we make a recommendation to our clients and ensure that you are also satisfied with your selection and installations. We’ve done the hard work of finding what works for the various items needed in commercial buildings, and fire alarm systems are no different. That’s why we’ve chosen to offer C-Tec conventional fire alarm systems for your place of business.

We’re confident in what C-tec Ltd has to offer throughout their extensive offering and know that their conventional fire alarm system is the first and best step to ensuring fire safety at your premises. We went with a conventional fire alarm system, not because we’re against something unconventional, but only because we wanted to work with and offer a system that knows what its purpose is. C-Tec’s fire systems are built with quality craftsmanship and kept simple.

These types of systems don’t need to be overly complicated. This is because every level of complexity adds another possible point of failure that needs to be eliminated to ensure these systems provide accurate and satisfactory fire notification and safety systems. That’s what C-tec provides and covers the following:

  • It takes time to be as fully locally compliant as necessary to ensure their products do their job.
  • Multiple redundancies and 3rd party integrations are possible to improve the system upkeep.
  • An award-winning CFP panel to manage everything.
  • A complete and varied selection of sound alarm and visual alarm devices, as well as call points.
  • Made in the UK for the UK, with high-quality UK craftsmanship and manufacturing standards to ensure no-fault systems.

What does C-Tec hardware cover?

Durability and Compliance

The first item to note with a c-tec conventional fire alarm system is whether it’s built to last. As a c-tec installer, we know first hand that these will get the job done. There are also a lot of redundancies built into the c-tec suite of fire and security offerings. This includes easy to manage and easy to replace battery options. You can even use non-c-tec batteries that can be integrated with the conventional fire alarm system.

In addition, our selection of c-tec Ltd equipment also partially came from how dedicated they are to obtaining the right types of standards and certifications with their equipment. C-tec has equipment that covers either EN-54-11 or EN-54-13 standards and will provide what those cover in their c – tec fire alarm manuals, which we have read front to back so that we can provide you with all of your c-tec support needs. We’ll cover what covers what is down below.

Another item to note is that the majority of C-Tec hardware is produced right in the UK, with quality craftsmanship meant for long-lasting systems that can stand the test of time, and handle situations these systems were meant to report on or notified of. This means the whole conventional fire alarm system from c-tec will sound the alarm when it is needed to.

The command centre of your system

The brains behind the entire operation come from C-tec’s award-winning cfp fire alarm panel. It’s simple in aesthetic design, but powerful and complex in its durability, functionality, and scalability. We offer their 2, 4 or 8 zone conventional fire alarm system panels.

As you already know when you’re working with UK Red, we make sure that with every piece of equipment we touch, we become experts. This item is a must-have for the c-tec design that you’re planning on having, and we can help set up the best installation of this system throughout your commercial property.

We also focus on the overall picture and design, from the past to the present set-up, to what future upgrades, installations and maintenance will look like. We will also take a look at your existing system (if any) and the existing protocols that you have in place. This is to ensure that we pick the right type of zone configuration that you and your engineers are able to properly manage, without being overwhelmed in complexity during critical fire safety and notification moments.

These cfp fire alarm panels show you everything you need to know in case of an emergency. It’ll tell you where the fire literally is based on the zone and offers additional functionality to building engineers such as zone delays, system tests, and coincidence.

All of this is in an easy-to-read, user-friendly system setup. To make building engineers even more comfortable with these c-tec cfp fire alarm panels they’ve been recently fitted with some of the best and new interface boards on the market.

These interface boards are EN-54-13 compliant, as well as being BSI certified. They also have ways to prevent faults and predict when short circuit failures happen beforehand. This helps to prevent the cfp fire alarm panels from becoming inoperable, and thus not able to do anything properly during a fire emergency.

    Detectors and alarms

    Since the C-tec conventional fire alarm system is an all-around solution, this means they also offer numerous options for installation when it comes to fire alarm detectors. Not just smoke detectors, which are the standard, but also fixed heat detectors as well.

    It may also be a good idea to install one of their rising temperature detectors that will signal an alarm with rapid fluctuations and an increasing temperature. As always, our experienced professionals at UK Red will walk you through the specifications of these various detectors and always offer up C-tec’s multi-sensor option which covers a wider scope of detection.

    Detectors need to message an emergency is happening which means they pair perfectly with c-tec’s offering of fire alarms. It’s not just loud alarm blaring options either, c-tec also offers visual alarm systems. These give the perfect notification combination to let people within the building know that they need to get to safety. Since these are conventional fire alarm systems, set-up by experienced installers can be done systemically and expediently.

    To activate the alarms manually in case the detectors do not commit to their role, C-tec offers call points that can be strategically placed within the specified zones. There’s no breaking of the glass on these either as that would need to be replaced every time they were activated. Causing inefficiencies and additional unnecessary costs.

    All of these systems can be zoned appropriately and integrated into c-tec’s cfp fire alarm system panels so that these panels show the proper notifications to the engineers, building management and security when needed. At UK Red SFS we don’t just focus on major installations but are always available for any necessary repair service calls to ensure maximum usability and functionality.

    Door customisations

    With a solid system, now is the time to start securing all those doors throughout the building. The key here, especially with the recent pandemic and the new normal, is to a seamless and possibly contactless entry system. The Paxton net 2 fobs is an excellent choice here, enabling a tapping functionality to unlock doors, without the need to turn a handle or insert a key. These work with either version of the net2 system, net2 lite, or net2 pro.

    There’s also the possibility to go fully contactless and introduce a face recognition solution to gain entryway into rooms and floors within a commercial building. If you need to enhance the security, the facial recognition camera can stay on the same system but with a different IP, reducing any types of hackable events. Or you can go the simpler route and all you need is a Paxton net2 proximity fob, monitor, and control panel, and you’re all set.

    You can even have different user setups, so you can have a mix of security and the office management themselves manage the reset, installation, or removal of any Paxton net2 fobs or Paxton cards. This enables a modular approach to how security and responsibilities are handled while being able to maintain a more efficient security workforce, that spends more time securing and less time on administrative work.

    How UK Red Security and Fire comes in

    As always, we ensure you spend extensive amounts of time on the conventional fire alarm system design phase of any project you are considering. Even if you have a C-tec system or a partial system set up, we’re fully trained up and certified to install the remainder of the system or to begin servicing and maintaining your entire fire alarm system.

    We always want to make sure that we do a comprehensive check and maintenance because fire safety is simple to manage and important, yet can sometimes fall by the wayside, causing unnecessary stress, panic and accidents. Which is something to be avoided at all costs.

    That’s why as we’re installing or maintaining these systems we also help to make sure that everything is up to code, and that there’s easy access and understanding of what the c-tec fire alarm manual covers. For those that are responsible for fire safety, we offer additional support to ensure that they understand the full scope and functionality of the conventional fire alarm system.

     

    How UK Red Security and Fire comes in

    As always, we ensure you spend extensive amounts of time on the conventional fire alarm system design phase of any project you are considering. Even if you have a C-tec system or a partial system set up, we’re fully trained up and certified to install the remainder of the system or to begin servicing and maintaining your entire fire alarm system.

    We always want to make sure that we do a comprehensive check and maintenance because fire safety is simple to manage and important, yet can sometimes fall by the wayside, causing unnecessary stress, panic and accidents. Which is something to be avoided at all costs.

    That’s why as we’re installing or maintaining these systems we also help to make sure that everything is up to code, and that there’s easy access and understanding of what the c-tec fire alarm manual covers. For those that are responsible for fire safety, we offer additional support to ensure that they understand the full scope and functionality of the conventional fire alarm system.

     

    We will take a look at your blueprints and provide the optimal planned location of every piece of equipment that is offered in c-tec’s conventional fire alarm system. With this, we can provide a design that makes sense, and we can begin shifting to become your c-tec installer.

    Our recommendation comes from the balance that we have at UK Red, where we know our business is safe, but we also understand that there are always financial, and timeframe aspects associated with it.

    That’s why we offer a range of conventional fire alarm system design options, budgets and pricing. This way, you, as our commercial partner, can see what the bare minimum to uphold fire safety codes is all the way up to what will provide the most well-rounded and maximum fire alarm and safety system.

    The only area we won’t budge on is with the quality products we have tested and vetted for installation. We are a quality organisation, so regardless of what route is taken, you can rest assured those products will last.

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