Allahabad High Court, India



A high-performance Axis AX fire alarm system with automated voice alarm has been installed at a historic Indian high court building.

Located in the historic city of Allahabad (now known as Prayagraj), Allahabad High Court was established in 1866, making it one of the oldest high courts in India. Based in an impressive building constructed in a range of Indo-European architectural styles, the court has jurisdiction over several branches of law across the state of Uttar Pradesh, including supervision of 75 district and outlying courts.

Industry-leading Axis AX fire panels from Advanced have been installed in one of the court’s buildings housing 2,294 advocate chambers and a multilevel car park with a built-up area of 200,000 square feet. The installation covers of 2,294 advocate chambers, parking spaces for 2,323 and a utility building.

Advanced specified a new analogue addressable system with high sensitivity smoke detection in the custody suite, together with an automated voice alarm (VA) system.

The UL-approved Axis AX system includes 64 loop FAS along with an integrated audio evacuation panel, networked 4-loop panels linked to the building management system, evacuation speakers, and exhaust and pressurisation fans for the building’s smoke control function.

A modular voice alarm system with master and five slave units is also included. It is pre-programmed with a series of automated messages that are activated in the event of an alert, but there is also an option for manual intervention to broadcast bespoke messages using a microphone. If an alarm is raised by devices within the courtroom areas, evacuation procedures are initiated in these zones and an alert is transmitted to the custody suite. Equally, should an incident be detected in the custody suite this area will be evacuated immediately and the court areas put on standby during an evacuation.

Arunmanjunath N, Advanced National Sales Manager for India & Subcontinent, said: “This was a challenging project that required us as a team to overcome stiff competition from competitor products. Ultimately, the versatility and choice combined with ease of install and use afforded by Axis AX ensured it provided a complete solution to protect this sizeable historic building.”

Axis AX is a versatile fire alarm system of high-performance fire panels, audio systems, command centres and devices designed to make UL compliance easy. It combines addressable panels with audio systems, command centres and a versatile and comprehensive range of wired devices including CO detectors to bring you performance, quality, and ease of use.

Axis AX has been designed to go anywhere you need high quality, reliable and easy-to-use fire detection and control, from mass transportation and industrial complexes to landmark developments, historic buildings and public services.

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