G4S Fire Alarm and Detection System7 July 2011
6/7/2011 - Leading Risk Management and Security Solutions Provider G4S Kenya Limited has launched state of the art fire alarm and detection system to provide an early warning incase of fire outbreak to enhance evacuation and remedial action to mitigate against fire spread.
While launching the system G4S Regional Managing Director Mr. Adam Miller said the industry faces a lot challenges due to lack of unsupported fire detection and alarm systems and inadequate technical skills which results to massive loss of property and lives.
Miller also cited inappropriate commissioned systems and insufficient monitoring as well as untimely responses as major causes of fire that causes enormous damages to businesses in the region.
“We are providing an integrated technology solution – an entire suite that comprises of installation and maintenance of the fire alarm and detection equipment that will link monitoring capability via a control room and response capability through fire and rescue services to address the issue”, he said.
G4S fire services, is Kenya’s first fully-fledged private sector fire service, established in 2002. It has built a reputation of product and service quality and expertise in the fire protection industry in the whole of the East African region.
“We are proud to be the sole brand agent of Context Plus in Kenya, a global brand in over 60 countries. This strategic partnership will enable G4S provide an innovative superior product with up to 32 loops for addressable equipment, a competitive price advantage over alternative systems in the market as well as an end to end fire detection and alarm solution’’ said Adam.
The system provides unbeatable accuracy and is easy to handle as it can be integrated to other building systems, devices, controllers and networks. It also provides special expertise and bundled offerings tailored to the needs of most types of buildings and industries.
Among the services to be offered by the system are; fire and rescue services that will provide 24 hour fire brigade and ambulance services, crisis response and events service as well as emergency evacuation drills.
Others include consultancy in fire risk assessment audit, training in basic fire prevention and first aid as well as fire systems and equipment on portable and domestic equipment and safety signage.
G4S is the world’s leading Risk management and secure logistics provider with key
operations in over 100 countries across six continents. In Kenya G4S has set up the
pace in Risk management solutions for decades backed by a team of over 15,000 highly
skilled staff. The company provides specialist security solutions to over 5,000
customers across a range of sectors including: government, utilities, financial
institutions, leisure and tourism, and transport.
For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com.