Care homes' fire system upgrade

January 11, 2018

A fire alarms specialist has upgraded systems at two leading care homes, using the latest technology to keep residents and staff safe.

Two care homes in the north of England decided to improve their fire safety systems and called on a local firm who opted for innovative yet user-friendly equipment: Taktis Fire, Kentec’s highly acclaimed fire alarm control panel, which has been designed with protecting vulnerable people in larger buildings in mind.

The unique risks posed by safety critical locations – like hospitals, schools and care homes – demand fire safety systems of the highest pedigree, performance and reliability, which is why leading specialists JJ Group (Contracting) Ltd opted for a flexible open protocol system built around the sophisticated features of the new Taktis Technology Platform.

Systems ideal for larger buildings such as care homes

The fire safety system at Elmhurst, Ulverston has been upgraded with a Taktis 2 loop fire control panel while at Brampton’s Moot Lodge a new addressable system incorporating Apollo addressable loop powered devices was installed.

Kentec’s Taktis is ideal for installation in larger buildings as it has the capacity to be networked with up to 128 panels and repeaters.Care homes' fire system upgrade

Talking about both installations, Karl Danz of Carlisle-based electrical contractors JJ Group (Contracting) Ltd. says that  Taktis is the ideal replacement panel for updating care home fire systems such as these. 

Karl says, “It not only has a huge internal battery capacity but its multi-protocol facility allows both Apollo and Hochiki addressable devices to work on one fire control panel.”

The Government issues clear advice on how care homes should be meeting strict fire safety regulations. The document Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is produced alongside the Chief Fire Officers' Association. This short guide to making your premises safe from fire is available from


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