Pet Rescue!

C-TEC’s powerful XFP addressable fire panel is protecting a pioneering veterinary hospital in Glasgow.

Set in the heart of the city, Vets Now Referrals is a state-of-the-art small animal hospital with dedicated dog and cat wards, five consultation rooms, an intensive care unit and an open-plan treatment area. C-TEC’s XFP addressable fire alarm control panel links to an array of fire detection devices to ensure the safety of people and pets at the purpose-built facility.

As false fire alarms can cost thousands of pounds in a medical environment particularly during surgery times, a two-minute delay has been programmed into each panel so that if a device is activated accidentally, the alarm can be investigated before the panel goes into full alarm.

Said Jim King of King Communications and Security Ltd, the company that completed the project: “C-TEC’s XFP is ideal for this type of project as it is powerful yet easy-to-install and program. Key to the smooth operation of the system is the two-minute delay which avoids costly false alarms, the unnecessary full-scale evacuation of the hospital and the risk of a real fire alarm being ignored”.