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Fire Alarm System for a Guild Hall in the City of London...

Date: 31 October 2022

A Guild Hall in the City of London needed a complete upgrade of their antiquated Fire Alarm system.

As their maintenance company, we had worked at the historic building many times over the previous 12 months.

This time we were working with their consultants. Together, we needed to find the best solution to protect the building to an L2 standard. While not ruining any of the heritage oozing from the building.

One of the main requirements in the specification of this Fire Alarm system was a tidy and reliable installation.

Plus there was an added risk as people sometimes slept in the building.

Plus furnishings and assets that were irreplaceable.

AND a building construction which even the bravest fire alarm engineer wouldn’t want to start drilling through to route cables!

So a wire-free Fire Alarm was crucial.


In our opinion, the best wire-free fire alarm product on the market today is the Hyfire Taurus system. And, as a Hyfire Gold Partner, we have access to the best support from this manufacturer.

The project involved over 150 devices. But the work was completed without disturbing any structure in the building. And our specially trained engineer designed and commissioned the system in 2 weeks from start to finish.

The result? A mess-free installation which is fully compliant with BS5839 Part 1:2017.


There was another quirk at this installation. It required more than the usual siren and flashing lights to signal a fire alarm activation.

Also requested were Voice Sounders. To play a clear and easy-to-understand message to occupants in the public areas

For this, we adapted the Hyfire Taurus equipment into another incredible product that we use regularly.

Vimpex Firecryer Plus Voice Sounders are wireless. And integrated into the Hyfire Taurus system perfectly. But without becoming an eyesore on the walls.


When the project was complete, we gave a demo of how easy and simple the Advanced control panel is.

The devices are all wireless. But the system is still incredibly responsive and reliable. It is also possible to program different delays and cause & effects. The options are as vast as with a wired solution.

The client and consultants were both ecstatic with the new system. And the consultants are keen to see this product installed in more sites where wired fire alarm solutions aren’t viable.

Is your Fire Alarm System old and unreliable? Do you need an expert with experience in working with heritage buildings? Give us a call and we will be happy to help on your project.

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