Geofire’s Salamander Range Increases Hospital Fire Safety

Geofire has been awarded a ten-year agreement to supply and install its Salamander range of fire door holders and closers into one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK.

The agreement will see the system installed across the estate to legally hold open fire doors, closing the doors in the event of a fire to protect residents and staff.

Geofire was one of two companies to have its products put to the test by the trust’s fire safety officer. The radio-controlled Salamander products were chosen as the most appropriate by the trust’s expert panel.

“We are thrilled to have been awarded this agreement,” says Andy Collinson, CEO of Geofire. “This is a true reflection of how well the Salamander system works and can provide the perfect solution for hospitals and similar buildings. We look forward to working with the team on future properties and installations.”

Each Salamander device connects wirelessly to a mains-powered controller unit, which is connected to the existing fire alarm system. The system is suitable for a BS7273-4 critical actuation (category A) installation to ensure that fire doors will safely close in the event of a fault or fire. One controller unit can manage up to 99 fire door closers or fire door holders.

Geofire’s Salamander range of radio controlled fire door safety products are battery-powered and wire-free, which according to the company, saves time, installation costs and disruption to a building’s fabric or occupants. Both the fire door holder and closer are fitted to the top of the door, aiming to ensure a hygienic installation and minimising damage to the units.

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