Cygnus Academy Goes Live!

  • 24th Mar 2023

Cygnus, a leading developer and manufacturer of fully compliant and wireless fire detection and alarm systems, has opened the new Cygnus Academy.

An in-person, high specification training hub for installers seeking to learn about the company’s new SmartNet wireless fire detection and alarm system. Cygnus has a strong heritage with over 10 years developing wireless technology, beginning with the launch of the original Cygnus radio evacuation systems for constructions sites, which became renowned for its range and reliability.

Located at the company’s headquarters in Hereford, the Cygnus Academy provides a modern, fully equipped and comfortable environment where installers can complete the SmartNet one-day training course to become a Cygnus Certified Partner. The SmartNet course, combining both theoretical and practical training, provides detailed insights into the ground-breaking SmartNet technology and the skills required to carry out a successful installation. Areas covered in the first part of the course include an overview of SmartNet wireless technology, site and system configuration and SmartNet installation. The second part focusses on setting up the mobile app as well as diagnostics and fault finding. It will give installers an in-depth overview of Cygnus and SmartNet and allow them to design and fit a system correctly whilst offering the best services to their clients.


“Reliable, robust and easy to install wireless fire detection and alarm systems are a huge growth opportunity for installers,” comments Austen Wells, Sales Manager at Cygnus. “The Cygnus SmartNet system transforms that opportunity into a business reality, with a system that is quick and simple to install and can be scaled effectively from small to large installations. SmartNet is also supported by expert in-depth training through the Cygnus Academy and ongoing first-class technical
support from Cygnus.”

Upcoming dates include 14th , 21st March, 4th , 11th , 18th , 25th April and 2nd , 9th , 16th , 23rd , 30th May. Training can be booked here:

The Cygnus SmartNet system comprises a comprehensive range of EN54 compliant and Construction Products Regulation (CPR 305/2011) certified fire detection and alarm devices suitable for permanent installation across all types of building environment. These include a choice of Radio Bases, with and without Sounders and Visual Indicators; Optical Smoke, Type B Heat Detectors, PIR Detectors and a Combi detector, which has a smoke and A1R sensor, together with Ceiling and Wall- Mounted Visual Alarm Devices, Call Points and Interface.


About Cygnus

Cygnus is an independently owned developer, manufacturer and importer of life-saving fire protection equipment, specialising in wireless fire alarm technology. The company began with its original Cygnus radio evacuation systems for constructions sites, which became renowned for their range, reliability and performance. Combined with world class technical and customer support, Cygnus is spearheading the increased deployment of wireless fire alarm technology by delivering viable, user-friendly wireless options for every hard-wired application.

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A fully EN54 compliant, mesh and fire detection and alarm system using the industry leading Cygnus Protocol, and suitable for all permanent environments.

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