Wireless fire protection for Castletown House Castletown is Ireland’s largest and earliest Palladian style house. Built between 1722 and 1729 for William Conolly, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons and the wealthiest commoner in Ireland In 1994 the house with the exception of the contents, was transferred to State care and it is now managed by the Office of Public Works. The transfer to State ownership has paved the way for a major programme of restoration and conservation work of the house and demesne lands. Through restoration, conservation, acquisition of parkland and development of visitor facilities, the long term objective is to preserve for future generations one of the most important houses in Ireland and one of significance in terms of European architectural heritage.
At present the system covers the main house and west wing and over the next two months will be extended to cover the east wing and farm yard area. Upon completion of the works, a network of six wireless fire panels and 370 wireless devices will be installed, including smoke and heat detectors, sounder strobes and call points. In addition, a series of wireles input/ output units allow seamless intergration between the fire panels and plant and equipment, without the need for costly and unsightly fire rated cabling.
As part of ongoing refurbishment works, an EMS wireless fire detection and alarm system has been installed by Siemens Ltd., working in conjunction with local distributor Vision Radio Fire. EMS wireless solutions offer speed of installation, flexibility during phased refurbishment, and significent cost savings over the full term of the project. In addition, the need for temporary fire protection in vacant areas of the building can be speedily addressed, and reused as part of the permanent system at a later date.
Panasonic Team with REW for Security Systems distribution in Ireland
PSNE have announced that it has entered into a commercial agreement with Richmond Electrical Wholesalers, better known as REW, to distribute Panasonic’s range of Professional Security Surveillance Systems in the Irish market The commercial agreement with Panasonic gives REW the right to supply all Panasonic’s market leading professional security surveillance systems, including both analogue and IP solutions, throughout the 32 counties. “Panasonic is delighted to be partnering with REW”, said Peter Dempsey, Panasonic’s National Account Manager for Ireland, “REW has many years of experience in the industry, priding itself on service excellence. REW has deservedly earned and maintained an outstanding reputation for customer support, which is an attractive
proposition for Panasonic to work with”. Noel McStay, Commercial Director for REW said, “The appointment of REW as a distributor for Panasonic is an exciting addition for our company. Since we established in 1977 we have expanded our core business to include security systems. An iconic brand such as Panasonic will assist us in strengthening our presence in security across the industry”.
risk manager magazine spring 2011