St George’s Church of England Foundation School

Gent by Honeywell has supplied a fire detection and alarm system to a school in Broadstairs, Kent.

PFS Group Ltd installed the system at the St George’s Church of England Foundation School, after it was built under the Building schools for the Future programme.

The school, which is mostly open plan and constructed from glass, presented some acoustic challenges. PFS Group Ltd addressed the acoustic environment and potential reverberations with a fully integrated Gent Vigilon Compact Voice system.

Simon Ford, contracts manager at PFS Group Ltd, said: “Panels installed throughout the school comprised an integrated fire detection, voice alarm (VA), and public address (PA) system with a background music facility.

“The use of a clear voice alarm is central to the Gent VA/PA system can, as it greatly increases response time and provides the opportunity to direct occupants to the safest emergency exit.

“It’s basically a three-in-one kit that delivers everything from the fire alarm, and PA right through to the entertainment – it’s an extremely flexible and cost effective solution.”