World-leading independent fire control panel designers and manufacturers Kentec Electronics are recognized for their extensive EN, UL & FM approved, Marine, Analogue, Conventional and Extinguishant ranges of Fire Control Panel Solutions.
With three decades of continuous development behind their life safety expertise, Kentec is an established leading player supplying open protocol fire panels to the global market, where their Fire Control Panel Solutions are specified and installed in major building and refurbishment projects where life safety is critical, including Airports, Metro Systems, Shopping Malls, Office complexes, Hospitals and Schools.
And with demand for life safety control systems continuing to increase, Kentec is seeing growth in all of its markets around the world. This growth is ensured by a constant programme of investment, with record sales divided equally between domestic and export markets.
Such an exceptional growth is reflected in the company’s expanding customer base, a global market whose loyalty to the Kentec brand confirms the company’s reputation for quality, easy-to-use products delivered with a fast turnaround thanks to smart manufacture processes at their most effective.
It is a reputation that sees Kentec life safety systems installed, for example, as the predominant technology platform on Rail and Metro systems, in Royal Palaces, Data Centres, National Museums, Heritage Sites and Airports.
Leading-edge research and development
At the heart of this reputation is constantly innovative research and development, wholly managed and operated in-house by fire industry specialists responsive to the demands of global markets, and adaptable to customer feedback that drives the company’s desire to develop and deliver the most effective products.
It is ﬁre industry demands for quality and functionality, in addition to meeting the wider market standards in the fire industry that Kentec works to exceed. The company conducts its own in-house, robust, pre-release valuation and validation testing to ensure compliant reliability and safety. Likewise, the company’s computerised Intuitive Production Planning System, tailored speciﬁcally to customer needs, achieves giant strides in ﬂow rate, factory planning, quality and product volume, to supply continually increasing demand. A barcoding system that tracks the parts and assembly at each manufacturing stage also underpins Kentec’s long-term aims to optimize volume manufacturing and grow the company to achieve wider industry recognition as a key global supplier of ﬁre panels.
The considered choice for fire system specifiers
Designed for the widest, most demanding range of applications, Kentec’s market-leading fire control ranges are the considered choice for fire system specifiers. Kentec‘s comprehensive range of UL-listed, FM approved, Elite RS Analogue Addressable Fire Control Panels, Sigma A-XT releasing panel and status units, and UL-listed Sigma A-CP conventional panel are all proven in the widest, most demanding range of applications. The Sigma A-XT releasing panel offers outstanding value and performance for all small to medium fixed fire-fighting installations.
Continuous investment is the defining factor in Kentec’s ambitious growth plans as it looks to continue providing the global market with quality and robust life-safety systems.
Dedicated customer support and training
Having worked closely with national and international customers and end users for 30 years, Kentec has the experience and expertise to develop simple-to-use, easy to set-up fire control panels that save commissioning engineers valuable time and allow end users to have full conﬁdence in the safety systems they have selected.
As part of Kentec’s customer care the company offers sector-leading technical support facilities and a dedicated team of highly trained personnel providing direct telephone assistance; this is backed up by regular technical e-mail bulletins. Kentec also has a team of dedicated trainers who provide customers with product training both onsite and offsite, UK and overseas. The success of this customer care program can be measured by the recent addition of new training facilities to cater for greater customer demand.
Solutions designed for today’s most testing fire safety challenges
Visitors to Kentec’s Intersec 2018 stand 4-A24 will be able to see live demonstrations of the company’s comprehensive range of UL-listed, FM approved, Elite RS Analogue Addressable Fire Control Panels, Sigma A-XT releasing panel and status units, and UL-listed Sigma A-CP conventional panel, as well as their all-new Taktis fire alarm control equipment, which combines the very latest hardware and software to produce a powerful and sophisticated control and indication system that is simple to use and understand. The flexibility of the Taktis platform means that it can be re-configured to realize many other control and indication applications, with direct integration into intelligent buildings.
Kentec helps protect major Barclays Bank installation in Johannesburg, South Africa
A new life safety system based around Kentec’s market leading control panel technology is protecting a major Barclays Bank installation in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The new fire safety system, supplied and installed by SFP Security & Fire (Pty) Ltd., in an L1 system configuration includes a new network of four Kentec Syncro AS analogue addressable fire control panels. The open protocol system has Apollo analogue Series 65 devices and call points installed.
In areas such as Server/Data Rooms, MV and LV rooms, Generator and Diesel Tank rooms, existing extinguishant protection has been extended with the addition of five Sigma XT+ Extinguishing Control Panels to the existing network of fifteen Sigma XT Panels. The extinguishing control panels are being monitored by the four Kentec Syncro AS analogue addressable fire control panels through multiple three channel interface units, which form part of the addressable building detection loops.
Kentec’s Sigma XT Extinguishing Control Panel range is designed to comply with the requirements of EN12094-1, EN54-2 & EN54-4. It features 3 detection zones as standard, where any zone or any combination of zones can be configured to release the extinguishant gas and allows delay in first stage sounder and detection to be configured, with an instant release facility by using the manual release option. The Kentec Sigma XT is compatible with Intrinsically Safe barriers, which makes it ideal for use in hazardous areas.
Kentec, leaders in extinguishant technology since 1985, were the first company to introduce an EN12094-1:2003 compliant extinguishing panel and were able to apply the CE mark showing compliance with the Construction Products Directive to any type of fire control panel.
For more information, go to www.kentec.co.uk