A Gothic Challenge at Exeter Cathedral

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.

TAS Managing Director, Stan Brooke, comments: "We have been working on this project at the Cathedral for the last four years and Apollo was the natural choice for us. We've worked with them for more than 25 years and as such we know we can trust the equipment. In particular, its wireless XPander range was essential for the work undertaken in the library due to the architecturally sensitive nature of the ceiling. We've used Apollo time and time again and have always been happy with the quality of detection its products deliver."

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