PFM 21 7 Oct 2018 - Page 23

health & safety
Advanced Emergency Lighting Protects
Exclusive Knightsbridge Hotel
Berkeley in Knightsbridge,
London, is now protected by a Lux
Intelligent emergency lighting test
system and MxPro fire panels from
With a history dating back to the 1800s,
the current 214-bedroom Berkeley Hotel
was built in 1972, incorporating
elements of the original building, and it
has recently been subject to a major
refurbishment covering all bedrooms,
suites, terraces, the lobby, the
restaurant, the iconic Blue Bar and the
main entrance.
Lewis Bowden, spokesperson for
Surrey-based Alarm Commuication Ltd,
the company that specified and installed
the system, explained: “Hotels require
state of the art emergency lighting
systems to safeguard their staff and
residents in an emergency situation,
helping to facilitate an orderly
evacuation and also to guide firefighters
coming into the building. As a long-time
Advanced partner, we believed that Lux
Intelligent, alongside Advanced MxPro
fire panels, was the right choice for The
Berkeley, offering the stand-out
capabilities, features and reliability
required of a system of this type.
More than 200 Advanced luminaires
have been installed in the historic hotel,
on Wilton Place, which is part of the
same stable as Claridge’s. They are
monitored and controlled by a Lux
Intelligent panel, connected to the
building’s fire system. Most of the
luminaires are from the Advanced LEDLite range, which can be recessed into
ceilings, offering an aesthically pleasing
solution in the public areas of the
prestigious building.
Etienne Ricoux, Head of Sales for
Advanced, said: “Our Lux Intelligent
system offers many benefits including
real peace of mind, the ability to work
with almost any light, and cost and
admin savings. Alsongside the MxPro
multiprotocol fire panels, we’re proud to
be providing market protection to the
staff and residents at the Berkley.”
Lux Intelligent, ensures all emergency
lighting is functioning and compliant to
BS5266-1. The system can be
retrofitted onto existing wiring and
luminaires, keeping installation costs to
a minimum. It is one of the most flexible
supporting 1-4 loops, 249 devices per
loop and up to 200 panels in a network.
Lux Intelligent is also compatible with
most third party lights and luminaires,
including LEDs, giving installers and
end users unprecedented purchasing
Lux Intelligent systems can be remotely
managed and monitored using web and
iOS apps via the Lux Intelligent Cloud.
Users can add any site in their portfolio
to the cloud service and get live system
data from site, right down to device level.
Fault, test and maintenance reports can
be generated from a whole site right
down to individual devices. These can
be shared with colleagues or
maintenance partners in a click.
The MxPro is the industry’s unbeatable
multiprotocol fire panel. Built on almost
two-decades of market leadership it
offers greater freedom to specifiers, end
users and installers and includes two
panel ranges, the flagship EN54-2, 4 &
13 approved MxPro 5, and the
benchmark MxPro 4. Both come in 1-8
loop formats, are compatible with Apollo,
Argus, Hochiki and Nittan protocols and
can be networked into 200-panel strong
Advanced is a world leader in the
development and manufacture of
intelligent fire systems. Its legendary
performance, quality and ease-of-use
sees its products used in prestigious and
challenging locations all over the world,
from single panel installations to large
multi-site networks. Advanced products
include complete fire detection systems,
multi-protocol fire panels, emergency
light testing, extinguishing control and
fire paging systems. More details on Lux
Intelligent can be found on the website
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