In order to meet the project’s detection and alarm requirements, EFT installed four of Eaton’s CF3000 intelligent and addressable control panels throughout the student accommodation.
“The CF3000 panels have sophisticated functionality and are simple to operate, which is why we recommended them to EFT,” explained Mike Slater, sales account manager at Eaton. “The installation needed to be completed fairly quickly so we provided design, programming and system support to assist delivery within the tight timescale.”
Unlike conventional panels, addressable control panels can pinpoint the particular detection device that has been activated, thereby speeding up the process of determining the source of the outbreak. This is viewed as being particularly important in a challenging environment such as student accommodation, where false alarms are common.