Bosch Fire Panels Detect Threats at World Cup Stadium

Bosch Fire Panels Detect Threats at World Cup Stadium

Bosch modular fire panels were deployed at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. Loftus Versfeld Stadium is the home of the Vodacom Bulls Rugby Team, Super 14 winners and one of the venues for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. "Bosch is proud to have been awarded the opportunity to have our fire products installed at the Loftus Versfeld stadium, in conjunction with Aurecon Engineers and IFS (Integrated Fire & Security)."

Thanks to the modular configuration, the modular fire panel was easily adapted to local circumstances at Loftus Versfeld. Its modular configuration allows for easy extension, smooth adaptation to country-specific regulations and conditions, complete set-up with up to 46 modules per control panel and interconnection of up to 32 panel controllers and remote keypads.

Another advantage is its clear and simple user interface, which ensures ease of use with only basic training, minimizing operator errors. The panel is also able to interface to Bosch's other security systems to create a holistic security system, allowing visitors to the stadium the peace of mind to fully enjoy their events.

"Bosch Security Systems Sub-Saharan Africa, through its fire installer partner program (FIPP), strives for technical and operational excellence. Through the Bosch Security Academy, installers complete the required certification and training at Bosch Security's head office in Midrand," said Michael Howard, Sales Manager of Bosch Security Systems Sub-Saharan Africa.

In the case of fire detection, it was important to have a best-of-breed product. "The Bosch fire panel offers a number of advantages, one being its expandability in that it is able to cater for our immediate requirements while remaining flexible enough to expand as we require, without the need for additional panels to be installed," said Stadium Manager Hugo Kemp.

"Bosch's future-proof design, the fact that they have enjoyed a local presence for more than 100 years in South Africa and that their equipment is covered by an extensive three-year warranty, made the purchasing decision an easy one indeed," Kemp said.

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