ATEIS Middle East, manufacturer of Fire Detection Systems, Pro Audio Public Address, Voice Evacuation, Speakers and Smart City Solutions are delighted to announce their UAE manufactured products are fully third-party certified and UAE Civil Defense Listed/Approved.
When launching ATEIS Middle East in 2006, the key part of the growth strategy was to innovate and manufacture products in the UAE, for the UAE market and then proudly export them worldwide. To embark on a plan like this was truly groundbreaking as no other manufacturer of Fire Detection systems was producing product in the region and therefore all available products were imported from elsewhere in the world.
The UAE has some of the most rigorous requirements and qualification criteria for Fire Detection and Life Safety products anywhere on the planet. ATEIS Middle East embraced the challenge to manufacture in such a highly regulated country because if the products are good enough to be approved for use in the UAE it is not only a huge achievement, but also a solid foundation to build the export business.
After a multi-million Dirham investment in premises, R&D, machinery etc. a further multi-million Dirham investment on Third Party Approvals was required as the first-step for achieving the required certification for the home market. Since those early days, the product range has grown significantly and can now fulfill the requirements from a single villa to a high-rise tower or large Mall. Due to this large portfolio of products, ATEIS products are tested and certificated by numerous Third-Party Approval organizations such as BRE (LPCB), BSi and Intertek, who regularly test the products and audit the systems and process at the Ateis production facility in Dubai Silicon Oasis to ensure the meet/exceed the relevant EN54 standards.
As the range has grown more and more of the ATEIS range has been added to the UAE Civil Defense product listings by their locally registered commercial agents, who also need to pass the criteria to install/commission/maintain the life safety systems they supply into the UAE market. This involves a number of suitably qualified Engineers passing Civil Defense tests before being allowed to install the products. This fantastic requirement makes the UAE one of the safest places in the world when it comes to life safety as the regulation of both the products and the installers prevents below standard installations and the risks associated with them.
The VELOX by ATEIS addressable fire detection range of products are designed and approved under the EN54 guidelines and contains detectors, sounders, flashers, control panels and all the associated interfaces and loop powered equipment you need for an installation. The pro-audio PAVA range should also be mentioned as this is also required to go through rigorous Third-party testing and approvals before it can be recognized and listed by the Civil Defense.
Philip Witts, International Sales Director of ATEIS commented “Our VELOX by ATEIS brand, is now firmly established both in the UAE and in 30 countries worldwide and protects the property and inhabitants in many thousands of villas, hotels, high-rise towers and some of the largest and most prestigious malls across the Middle East. The VELOX Fire Alarm and ATEIS PAVA solution has also been trusted to protect the Dubai Civil Defense headquarters themselves which not only makes us very proud but also endorses our initial strategy to make in the UAE for the UAE. The premium level of quality required here benefits all of our existing and future customers, regardless of where in the world they operate”
In addition to the approvals mentioned here, ATEIS Middle East have also achieved a first for the Fire Detection Industry in Dubai by being granted the first ever patent for a UAE designed, developed and manufactured fire detection product introducing a brand new ‘micro-power’ technology. This development breaks new ground and will allow a larger quantity of better performing devices to be installed on a system, making the approved Velox systems even safer.
Innovation is at the heart of everything ATEIS Middle East do and if you combine groundbreaking innovation with rigorous Third-party testing & approvals you get a world-class range of life safety equipment suitable for all markets & project sizes.