29 April 2017

Apollo Fire Detectors – protecting the India Habitat Centre

The India Habitat Centre (IHC), a new national business centre located in India’s capital city of New Delhi, has chosen an Apollo fire detection system to safeguard the staff, visitors, buildings and property at its innovative site.

The IHC is a multipurpose building combining work, commercial and social spaces. The idea for the Centre first emerged when India’s public agency, the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd (HUDCO), wanted an office building for its workers and made the unprecedented decision to invite chosen non-profit organisations that shared their concern about habitat to share that work space.

An urban design project rather than a traditional office building, the IHC provides spaces for a number of uses across its vast nine-acre site. The Centre encompasses multiple courtyards, communal meeting rooms, a performing arts and cultural venue, a library, a restaurant, a museum and hotels. This presented additional challenges for the design of the fire detection system.

To provide effective fire detection in this significant space, installers Fire Hut Commercial Equipment Pvt Ltd specified a range of devices from the Apollo Fire Detectors XP95 and Discovery ranges. In total, over 6,000 devices are linked to fire control panels which communicate via a central monitoring system in the control room of the complex.

Commenting on the installation, Anil Vadera, owner and CEO of Fire Hut Commercial Equipment Pvt Ltd who executed this project, explains: “We have been associated with Apollo for the last 18 years. The India Habitat Centre is one of the most prestigious Government building centres to be protected with Apollo Fire Detection and Alarm Systems. This is truly a partnership of pioneers and we look forward to collaborating with Apollo on future projects.”

For more information on Apollo products in India, please contact Vikrant Patil, India Sales Manager on M: +91 91672 17636, E-mail: vikrant.patil@apollo-fire.com, OR visit www.apollo-fire.co.uk.

About Apollo Fire Detectors:

Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of smoke detectors, modules and notification devices. Established in 1980, Apollo has become one of the top five manufacturers in the world specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality detection products. Apollo holds over of 3,000 product approvals worldwide, in addition to, a number of internationally recognized quality and environmental awards. Apollo also offers five distinct ranges, including analog addressable and conventional smoke detection devices, as well as a host of additional products such as sounders, visual indicator and manual call points. Apollo detectors have been installed in landmark places such as the United Nations building, the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Kremlin, the royal household in UK, besides many others. Apollo Fire Detectors is a Halma company.

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