Coventry City FC Training Ground

UK & Ireland

A state-of-the-art MxPro 5 fire alarm panel has been installed at Coventry City Football Club’s training facility.

The installation forms part of a six-figure scheme of upgrade works at Ryton Training Ground, where the Championship club has trained since the early 1960s. The ground’s two pitches and warm-up areas have also been totally reconstructed for the 2023/24 season, as new Executive Chairman and Owner Doug King seeks to improve the working environment for the Sky Blues players and staff.

Safety and security specialists Swift Fire & Safety installed the Advanced MxPro 5 and was also involved in design and commissioning. Renowned for its reliability and advanced features, MxPro 5 was the ideal choice for Coventry City FC’s safety needs. The cutting-edge system offers precise fire detection capabilities, minimising the risk of false alarms while ensuring rapid response to any potential fire hazards.

The panel was installed alongside Apollo smoke and heat detectors, as well as third-party VADs, taking advantage of MxPro 5’s multiprotocol compatibility – a standout feature that ensures maximum design flexibility.

MxPro 5 stands at the forefront of the fire industry as the premier multiprotocol fire panel, boasting certification by FM Approvals in accordance with the rigorous EN 54 standard. This exceptional system empowers customers with a versatile selection of four detector protocols and provides a fully accessible installer network, accompanied by comprehensive training and support. MxPro 5 effortlessly adapts to diverse scenarios, offering the flexibility to function as a single-loop, single-panel configuration or seamlessly integrate into expansive high-speed networks comprising up to 200 panels, capable of safeguarding vast areas. Its effortless installation, adaptable configuration, and extensive array of peripheral options render MxPro 5 a tailor-made solution for virtually any application.

Wayne Hill, Business Development & Project Lead at Swift Fire & Safety, said: “Advanced MxPro 5 truly is a panel for all occasions. Its aesthetics, cause and effect programming, battery backup, and ease of installation leave minimal limitations, making it an easy choice for most projects. We will always specify Advanced unless told otherwise for a particular reason.”

Neil Parkin, Regional Sales Manager at Advanced, said: “At Advanced, we understand that versatility is key in today’s ever-changing world. The installation of an MxPro 5 panel at this facility showcases its remarkable adaptability. Whether it’s safeguarding a training ground, an office building, or a public space, MxPro 5 proves to be the ideal solution, offering the highest level of protection and peace of mind. This installation exemplifies our commitment to delivering versatile, state-of-the-art fire safety solutions that can meet the unique needs of any environment.”

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