In 1998, The University of Greenwich commenced the refurbishment of their buildings at the Greenwich Maritime Campus. The buildings, which are part of a world heritage site, were previously part of the Old Royal Naval College, originally designed by Christopher Wren.
Due to the ornate nature of the building’s architecture, an Electro Detectors’ radio based Fire Alarm and Detection System was selected by the project Consultants, which removed the need for the concealing of the cables, usually associated with conventionally hard wired systems.
Throughout the site, there were originally 6 independent radio operated systems, consisting of almost 2000 devices, protecting the Buildings and their 8000 occupants. Subsequently these systems have since been networked to report back to the security gate house.
The systems are still maintained by Crays Fire.
In 2019 as part of ongoing upgrade works at the university, Crays Fire are currently installing a new EMS radio system within the Queen Anne Building, consisting of 2 x Kentec Taktis fire alarm control panels, boasting an impressive 42 x RCC units.
In addition to the ongoing installation within the Queen Anne Building, Crays Fire have also just completed the installation of an Advanced Electronics, multi panel networked system, integrating Hochiki protocol, within the newly refurbished Dreadnought Library.