Kentec has been chosen to defend another two of England’s top soccer stadiums against fire with major fire protection systems at Aston Villa’s redeveloped Villa Park, and at West Bromwich Albion’s Hawthorns stadium.
Both installations are centred on Kentec Syncro Fire Control Panels installed by Argus Services Ltd, a specialist in Fire Protection Systems for many famous football grounds and stadiums across the West Midlands.
At Aston Villa’s ground a networked system of seven Kentec 4 Loop Syncro Control Panels use Apollo’s open protocol fire data communications, a network described by Argus as ‘a total 21st Century fire solution, which has the flexibility to allow for further system expansion.’ Similarly, at West Brom’s Hawthorns stadium, the system is supported by Apollo’s Protocol linked to over 700 Apollo XP95 devices, and comprises four Kentec Syncro panels, with the system integrated to shut-downs, shutters and other safeguards.
The decision to specify Kentec Control Panels widely in the football sector is based on their exceptional performance, reliability and ability to operate with a range of mixed Apollo devices without any problems. And the installers’ considerable sports stadium expertise ensured that these fire system installations were carried out with the minimum of disruption to home matches and within tight budget restraints.