Case study

SmartNet Enhances Safety of Grade II* Listed Country Home

  • 6th Sep 2023

 Cygnus's innovative, world first 100% wireless EN 54 certified SmartNet fire detection and alarm system was installed in a Grade II* listed country home in the Herefordshire countryside close to the Gloucestershire border.

Hereford-based installer BeSecure Protection Systems Ltd worked together with Cygnus to provide the country house and wedding venue with a brand-new fire detection and alarm system on-site. The venue had an existing wired system that only covered part of the property and needed to have a new system installed to cover the noncompliant areas.

“Being a grade II* listed building and finely furnished on the inside, installing a wired system would involve a lot of disruption,” commented Scott Alderson, Operations Manager at BeSecure. “A wireless system was the obvious route. We were aware of the SmartNet system prior to it going to market and were keen to try it out. Knowing the system did not need any supplementary power supplies which would involve more disruption, it seemed the right way forward.”

SmartNet features renowned patented Cygnus technology and is designed to deliver a reliable and safe solution. The SmartNet wireless network is run by battery powered radio devices as part of a robust, self-forming and self-healing mesh network, giving a minimum of two communication paths to each wireless device for maximum reliability. The wireless mesh network system also requires no gateway expanders or loop-powered translating devices, helping to support a quick install. For the ultimate ease, SmartNet has a user-friendly configuration tool.

“SmartNet was very easy to install and set up. The whole process took just 2.5 days to install 34 devices, which also involved it being linked to the existing fire panel and its communications. I would happily recommend SmartNet to anyone, the team at Cygnus have been very helpful throughout the whole process, from design to commissioning.”

Scott Alderson

Operations Manager


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