Centra Bank.

  • Location:Antwerp, Belgium
  • Market:Banking and Finance
  • Products Used:900 XP95 Multisensors, 87 MCPs, XPander devices

The Centra Bank was formed in 1999 through the merger of two finance companies and is part of the KBC Group. Its premises in Antwerp are extensive, occupying six different buildings - one of which is of historical significance.

The new fire detection system therefore needed to be flexible enough to offer comprehensive protection in both modern and listed building environments. The client also demanded a fire system to meet Belgian (BOSEC) certification standards.

Limotec supplied a fire system that included more than 1000 Apollo devices, including over 900 XP95 multisensors and 87 manual call points. For areas where hard wiring was not appropriate due to the historic nature of the building fabric, XPander wireless fire detectors were used

Each building has its own Limotec MD2400 control panel (master/slave configuration) and any alerts are fed back to the main security centre so that they can be investigated. The final decision to evacuate rests with the security team.