Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue

Posted: 01-07-2013

The Brief:

Install CP Electronics products as part of an invest-to-save energy efficiency programme.

 

Our Insight:

Fire and Rescue Headquarters, in addition to six whole-time fire stations throughout the county.

Our Solution:

Microwave detector MWS3A-PRM and PIR presence detector EBDSPIR were implemented.

The Result:

As the building is in use 24 hours, 7 day weeks a week, the work had to be carried out with as little disruption as possible so the specifiers and installers Blandford Electrical chose CP's products for its reliability.

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Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue HQ

CP Electronics’ microwave & PIR absence/presence detectors have been chosen to control the lighting in Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters, in addition to six whole-time fire stations throughout the county. Installed as part of an invest-to-save energy efficiency programme, which also included the upgrade of most fittings to high-frequency T5 luminaires, CP’s products were the preferred choice as they offered a flexible and reliable lighting control system.

A mixture of CP’s MWS3A-PRM and EBDSPIR detectors were used in rest rooms, equipment rooms, watch rooms and in appliance bays within all the Northamptonshire sites. The MWS3A-PRM can be used flush or as a surface mounted unit with a unique adjustable sensor head to allow for more precise detection. By changing the angle of the head, different detection patterns can be achieved to suit the specific application. The EBDSPIR PIR is a self contained, low profile detector ideal for narrow ceiling voids that can be mounted into a ceiling tile or via a surface mounting box. By utilising CP products, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue has complete control of the lighting system, which can either be set to general automatic detection or, should changes need to be made, manual programming of each specific area can be easily achieved via CP’s UHS5 handsets.

Specified and installed by Blandford Electrical of Kettering, the work had to be carried out with as little disruption as possible as the stations and headquarters had to remain being fully operational during the installation. “We specified CP as we are familiar with the company’s product range and required an extremely reliable scheme; this being a major factor to take into consideration where a building is used on a 24 hour, 7 day week basis” commented Chris Canham of Blandford.