Edition 103 January 2016

Introducing the UL Listed Sigma A-CP Conventional Annunciator Panel


Kentec would like to introduce to our customers the all new Sigma A-CP Conventional Annunciator Panel which is now available to buy! The Sigma A-CP annunciator provides remote status indications of the Sigma A-CP Fire Control Panel for fire, trouble and supervisory conditions for 8 zones but this is also compatible with 2 and 4 zone control panels.

Available in red or grey and already UL approved the Sigma A-CP annunciator includes zone LED indicators and status LED indicators which are synchronized to light at identical rates. Furthermore the Sigma A-CP Annunciator includes an internal sounder and an automatic control for adjusting the lamp intensity of the power and trouble LEDs on the fascia of the unit. Please note that this annunciator panel is not available for EU markets.

Kentec’s knowledge and expertise on fire detection provides the annunciator with connections for 24 VDC power and RS 485 communication providing the RS 485 bus with a maximum of 7 Sigma A-CP annunciators. Other features include inside LED’s for heartbeat, error, transmit and receive conditions as well as a supervised data connection and the ability to write specific zone description on the labels to the right of the zone LED’s.

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Moving on up!

Kentec continues to recognise the extraordinary talent and loyalty our staff have shown us throughout our 30 years in business which is why we invest in our employees and offer progression opportunities to our staff. 

Congratulations to Allison Datson who has been promoted to Director of Operations- Allison joined Kentec in 1988 when a newly created Kentec had only 6 employees! Working in the drawing office doing mechanical design and artwork creation, Allison moved across to Operations and later became the General Manager of that department. Now the Director of Operations, Allison oversees the customer services department, is responsible for materials and purchasing as well as continuing to manage the product engineering departments. We would like to thank Allison for her long service, loyalty and dedication to Kentec. Congratulations Allison and good luck within your new role!

Congratulations to Ray French who has been promoted to Director of Research & Development- Ray joined Kentec in 2001 as a Software Development Manager and has continued to work within the R&D department as well as supporting the IT function around Kentec. Ray has now been promoted to Director of R&D and has the responsibility of overviewing projects that are currently happening in the R&D office, overseeing the development of new products and often liaising with the tech-support team. Ray has previous experience within IT and an astonishing 25 years of product development experience within other markets, so he knows his stuff! We would like to thank Ray for his long-term loyalty to Kentec and wish him good luck within his new role!

Congratulations to Lee Maher who has been promoted to Head of Sales EMEA- Lee joined Kentec in 2011 as the European Business Development Manager and has now been promoted to Head of Sales EMEA with two new employees soon to be joining his team. With experience of over 20 years in the sales industry and 17 years’ experience within building services and fire systems integration for large and commercial projects, Lee has a wealth of knowledge. Lee will be responsible for export sales around the EMEA Region. We would like to thank Lee for his dedication and hard work for Kentec and we wish him every success within his new role.

Congratulations to Wayne Marston who has been promoted to Head of Sales UK- Wayne joined Kentec back in 2006 when he was hired as the Business Development Manager for the North of the UK and has now been promoted to Head up the UK sales team. Wayne has 35 years’ experience in the electrical industry of which 28 of those are specialising in fire systems from engineering to sales. Wayne has a vast amount of knowledge and is a long serving member of the Kentec team. We thank Wayne for his continued loyalty to the company and wish him the very best within his new role.



Another year, another Intersec! What a great show


January saw the return of the annual Fire and Security show, Intersec. Based in Dubai, Intersec attracts many visitors from all over the world who are interested in seeing the latest products and services on the market.

Kentec were back in Dubai showcasing our leading fire detection and prevention products such as the UL/FM listed and EN54 panel ranges. The innovative Taktis range was also on show with our team providing visitors with live demonstrations of the Taktis Voice system as well as highlighting the Virtual Resource management system. Kentec also showcased our newest products to hit the market in February, the Syncro XT+ which is a multi-area addressable extinguishant control panel and the Sigma A-CP Conventional Annunciator Panel.

We had a vast amount of visitors on the stand who were interested in our product and what it could offer them, we also managed to see a lot of our existing customers which was great to catch up and build on existing relationships. Thank you to all of our visitors who did take the time to come and see us during the exhibition!

One feature that stood out for us was a customer of ours, Luke Alexander, showcasing a gold Kentec panel on their stand. That is Kentec truly done Dubai style. Please see a picture of Events and Marketing Coordinatior Charlotte Eames and General Manager- Sales and Marketing Jonathan Gilbert with the colourful panel.

For more information on Kentec products please do not hesitate to contact us.



Kentec tours the world with Cirque Du Soleil


An innovative, portable wireless fire alarm system specially designed to protect audiences in the Cirque du Soleil KOOZA touring company’s 3000 seater big-top tent during performances in Poland, Belgium and most recently Singapore uses a Kentec fire alarm control panel.

The wireless fire safety system, designed and installed by Fire Systems Ltd., comprises a single loop Kentec Syncro AS analogue addressable fire alarm control panel, Hyfire devices including one translator and two expanders to control twenty two wireless sounder strobes and wireless manual call points with Argus protocol.

The fire alarm system is interfaced to a Scope pager system that, on activation, first alerts on-site fire wardens and security staff via radio pagers. This allows any alarm to be investigated to determine its status, before triggering the audible fire alarm and evacuating the big top.

Cirque du Soleil is the World’s largest theatrical producer having brought its unique theatre to more than 100 million people in over 40 countries. It’s latest touring show KOOZA, a traditional Circus Homage, blends subcontinental sounds, stunning lighting and costumes with theatrical ingenuity and acrobatic wonder.


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