Thursday, 27 October 2011

Kentec orchestrates fire protection at the Harpa

Kentec Syncro fire alarm control panels have been chosen for a fire safety system designed to protect the new Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland, that will become the new home of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera.

This stunning new building, designed in co-operation with the artist Olafur Eliasson, is considered to be one of the most ambitious cultural projects the country has undertaken. It features a glittering facade that has been inspired by the magnificent natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights and changes constantly as the sun catches its acutely angled edges.

Such a prestigious project demands the highest standards of reliability and integrity in fire detection and fire safety, which is why specifiers, Iceland's Ark Security, selected a system based around Kentec's Syncro fire alarm control panels.

The system, comprising four Kentec Syncro Analogue Addressable fire control panels, each capable of producing 16 loops of addressable fire detection, is supported by Hochiki's open protocol fire data communications with nearly 1500 Hochiki sensing and detecting devices.

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