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The Mall Maidstone, UK - Fire Safety with Cerberus PRO

The Mall Maidstone, UK -  Fire Safety with Cerberus PRO

The Mall in Maidstone, is one of the most important community shopping centres in the area. With 535,000 square feet of floor space, The Mall Maidstone has 75 shops, from large department stores to local independent retailers. About 30,000 people visit every day, and even up to 50,000 during the Christmas season. To continue providing a safe and secure environment for both visitors and employees working at the shopping centre they decided to have their 32-year old conventional fire detection system replaced with a new, addressable one.

There were many challenges in this project. The new system had to be versatile, modular and fit the budget. In addition, they wanted a future proof solution with an ensured upgrade path. Then, the old fire detection system had to be replaced in phases, without interrupting business operations. At the same time, the safety of the mall and its occupants had to be guaranteed throughout the project. To increase this challenge the first step of the migration began right before Christmas one of the busiest times of the year. The Mall Maidstone contracted the Siemens Solution Partner Senseco Systems Limited and selected the Cerberus® PRO fire protection system.

Thanks to its high flexibility, advanced technology and clever tools, Cerberus PRO proved to be the ideal choice. In the first phase, the control panels were replaced. During the second phase, the detectors and alarm infrastructure were implemented. The old system was maintained whilst installing the new one. The phased migration of the system including testing at completion was performed without interrupting retail operations at all and people at the mall were safe at all times. Cerberus PRO offers everything needed to meet the requirements of a demanding environment like a mall.

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