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Last updateWed, 11 Jul 2018 10am

Bull raise the bar with responder stations upgrade

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has upgraded its First Responder Stations with a smart solution that will significantly reduce costs for contractors and construction companies, and ensure quicker detection installation. 

Unlike mobile first responder stations – which incorporate fire extinguishers and a Cygnus fire alarm – heat and smoke detectors have to be fixed to ceilings or walls using ladders or podiums, which can be cumbersome and impose a risk of a fall from height. 

Bull Products carried out an investigation to find out exactly what is involved when installing detectors, which revealed that extra tools and equipment are required, as well as the time to fulfil the installation to relevant standards.

As a result, Bull Products has developed its First Responder Stations to now incorporate an optional height-extending pole that is designed to attach to the back of the First Responder Stations.

The pole can be raised to a height of over three metres with a detector attached to the top, and it can be adjusted to position the detector at any height between 2.1 and 3.2 metres from the ground. 

The new design makes detection installation quicker and reduces costs, as wireless detectors are not required. 

Matthew Trigwell, Sales Director at Bull Products, said: “We’re continuously looking at ways to solve issues within the industry and improve our products to make lives easier for construction companies and M & E contractors. This height-extending detector will not only improve safety for our customers on construction sites but it will provide a time-saving and efficient solution.” 

This new feature comes with a heat detector as default, but smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are also available should these be required. The detector is hard wired to the alarm through a spare input and is only compatible with the following Cygnus alarms, CYG2 and CYG2/85DB. 

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