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C-TEC’s XFP fire panels have been installed at Equiniti in Lancing, West Sussex.

As a leading provider of share registration, Equiniti is at the heart of the UK’s financial dealings and, as such, the safety of the company’s personnel and buildings is vital, a fact clearly reflected in the high-tech fire and security systems on site.

The system consists of two of C-TEC’s powerful XFP addressable fire alarm control panels networked together in the security/reception and a vast range of Apollo devices including 184 XP95 smoke detectors, 34 break glass call points, 92 Vector loop powered sounders and seven 100 metre ranging beam detectors. Ten Apollo XP95 input output units are interfaced with various other systems including security doors, gas shut off, computer gas discharge systems, central station monitoring and disability equipment.

Formerly known as Lloyds TSB Registrars until it was bought from the High Street bank for £550m by Advent International, Equiniti employs 2000 personnel across the UK and currently acts as Registrar for over 700 companies, including more than 55% of the FTSE 100, managing some 24 million shareholder and employee accounts.