Apollo fire detectors installed at Exeter Cathedral
Fire detectors from Apollo are to be used in an upgrade to services at Exeter Cathedral.Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the upper floor of the cloisters will be transformed into a dedicated learning space, providing modern learning facilities whilst retaining the historic legacy of the building.
Apollo fire detectors are already in place protecting this unique piece of the UK’s history thanks to equipment supplied and commissioned by Southampton based Technical Alarm Systems (TAS). The company is currently working on the second of a three phase project which includes connecting the cathedral’s library to the main fire system. TAS is using Apollo’s XPander technology, which communicates via radio signals, removing the need for any unsightly wiring and invasive drilling and making it an ideal detection solution for architecturally sensitive buildings.
The third phase of the work will involve installing equipment in the new education rooms based in the cathedral’s cloister area. Using Apollo’s XP95 range which will be networked onto the existing system, TAS has customised the equipment to blend into the surroundings (which include stone and wooden fixtures) to maintain the aesthetics of the rooms without being obtrusive.