Case Study – Westminster Hotel Wireless Fire Alarm System

EMS Wireless Fire Alarm Installation at Westminster Hotel

Westminster Hotel

The Westminster Hotel was originally constructed in 1878 as a purpose built luxury sea front hotel.

In May 2002 the hotel was purchased by a family owned business and over the past several years it has undergone extensive modernisation and improvements. The hotel now has 78 bedrooms and can cater for approximately 150 persons.

In April 2016 Crime Prevention Services were contracted to carry out the design/installation of a new fire alarm system. Crime Prevention Services was chosen to undertake this prestigious project due to having over 30 years of expert product knowledge and a wealth of experience in high-spec, quality installations of this type.

Senior Surveyor, John Ayre, carried out a detailed survey and Fire Risk Assessment of the premises – this service is offered to all CPS clients Free of Charge.

The company faced an unusual challenge with this project as it would have been impractical to install a standard hard-wired fire alarm system due to the historic nature of the building and the fact that the Hotel would be continuing to trade with full occupancy during the installation works.

John Ayre (Senior Surveyor) says:

We came to the conclusion that a hard wired system was not the best option for our client and that a wireless fire alarm system was the right solution. The new generation EMS wireless fire alarm detection equipment is extremely reliable, discrete in public areas and an excellent choice for an historic building such as the Westminster Hotel.

EMS is the UK’s number one developer and manufacturer of wireless and hybrid fire alarm detection equipment. A comprehensive, detailed survey was carried out by both EMS and Crime Prevention Services to ensure site wide wireless coverage. Following this a design proposal and full CAD design drawings were prepared and presented to Mr & Mrs Arnett, the owners of the Westminster Hotel.

CPS then undertook the installation of the system, which involved full smoke detection coverage throughout all five floors of the building, including all bedrooms, stairways, lifts, public and communal areas, to full L1 BS5839 Standards.

The system was quickly and expertly installed, tested and commissioned by the CPS Installation Team; insuring disruption to both customers and staff was kept to an absolute minimum.