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New lingerie chain installs fire systems

Thursday June 16 2011

Theo Paphitis’ new Boux Avenue lingerie stores select new safety technology

Theo Paphitisí new Boux Avenue lingerie stores select new safety technology


Three out of the six newly launched Boux Avenue stores have installed fire alarm systems from industry expert, Gent by Honeywell.


Boux Avenue is a new instore and online lingerie shopping experience launched in April by businessman and BBC Dragonís Den star Theo Paphitis.


The stores, situated in Bluewater in Kent, Manchesterís Trafford Centre and St Davidís Centre Cardiff, have been equipped with Vigilon Compact Panels and S-Quad multi sensors, part of Gentís range of fire detection equipment.


Ensuring a safe shopping environment


One of the companies from Gentís network of approved system integrators, Amsec UK, worked with the projectís electrical contractors Walsh Integrated Building Services, to design a state-of-the-art system that will provide Boux Avenueís customers with a safe shopping environment.


Ashley Holt, director at Amsec UK, said: ďRight from the initial stages we proposed a design using Gentís specifiable technology. We knew that the client was integrating it into shopping centres so the set up involves multiple individual units connecting into an overall system, which is monitored by the shopping centre. We needed a suitable system that could cope with the different types of signals and the flexibility of the Gent system made it the ideal choice. The Vigilon compact panels offer the right programming capabilities, the panels are designed for smaller sites yet they include all of the features of the bigger panels.Ē


System suited to start-up stores


The current Boux Avenue stores, which were fitted in March, have all been installed with the Vigilon Compact Panels, which are suitable for smaller systems needing up to two loops and have a simple user interface with LCD screen to provide accurate information in an emergency. The panels in the Boux Avenue shops were installed alongside S-Quad sensors from Gentís latest range, they incorporate four separate technologies in the same sensor that combine to create a range of sensing appropriate for different environments. Every S-Quad sensor has a configurable monitored input. This can be used instead of an interface saving on installation and product costs.


The providers said initial feedback from the client suggests that the storesí electrical systems have been very well received.