Edition 80 October 2013


Kentec's new panel feature for Nordic markets

Kentec Electronics have recently gained approval to include a Scandinavian style keyswitch on our market leading range of EN54 certified Fire Control panels.

The new key switch which is supplied with matching key was designed and engineered in-house by our R&D department. 

In Nordic territories; there is a need for the Fire Brigade to enable control / Access Level 2 onto the panels. This is done using a standardised key which Fire Officers within this region carry. 
Kentec are now able to offer the full keyswitch assembly within the panels to meet the needs of a Fire Safety conscious Nordic market.

Within EN standards; there are many particular country and territorial requirements which are in addition to those set by the EU. Kentec are pleased to discuss these needs to ensure our panels meet local standards through our flexible manufacturing capabilities at our UK factory.

Please contact the Sales team sales@kentec.co.uk or Lee Maher leem@kentec.co.uk to discuss this further or to hear about other products manufactured by Kentec.




Continuing to Invest in People

We are pleased to announce that Kentec Electronics Ltd has maintained its Investor in People accreditation after a recent assessment. Kentec has held this accreditation since 2004. 

The Investors in People international standard is about involving all company employees in the successful operation of the business through training and development. The assessment lasted for two days when a cross section of staff were interviewed.

The assessor was complimentary about the communication and consultation channels within the business. With the development of self-managed teams and cell working has encouraged staff to multi-skill and in combination with the introduction of lean manufacturing has enabled Kentec to react quickly to meet customer requirements.




Off to Dubai

For the sixth consecutive year Kentec will be exhibiting at the Annual Intersec trade show in Dubai in January.  On display we will have the widely acclaimed Taktis range of control systems and the new Virtual Resource system management software. New to the product range will also be the latest Loop Explorer 2 software which will be demonstrated live on the stand. In addition to these products we will also be displaying samples from our popular Extinguishant and Analogue ranges.
All this can be seen at Intersec from the 19th to the 21st of January.

Please contact Jonathan Gilbert jonathang@kentec.co.uk to arrange an appointment or alternatively visit us in the Fire and Rescue Hall at stand 2-117F.




Kentec Goes Back to School

A new wireless fire alarm system installed at one of London’s leading co-educational independent day schools has Kentec fire control panels at its heart.

Radnor House School, Twickenham, South West London is a new co-educational independent school for students aged 7 – 18 located on the banks of the River Thames where 18th Century English poet Alexander Pope’s historic villa was once situated.

A major £1.5m building renovation that included specialist science laboratories, an art suite, music school and an all-weather play area for more than 130 students, also has a new fire alarm system to replace the existing installation.

Fire safety system designers Fire Systems Ltd. were required to engineer and install a system that would not damage the fabric of this beautiful historic building, but would provide the highest level of fire protection to both staff and students.

A new 12 zone wireless fire alarm system comprising of a Kentec Syncro two loop AS analogue addressable fire alarm control panel using Argus open protocol fire data communications with Argus wireless detectors was installed and commissioned by Fire Systems Ltd in just two weeks.
The successful installation is now delivering a 21st Century solution that does not impact on the historical beauty of the building and without the need for unsightly cables.


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