Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Successful Project - Job well done !!!!!


Greetings Blog-readers. Cronapressman here with news of a prestigious installation.

During January 2015 we supplied almost 300 metres of Cronapress Safezone Panic Alarm Strip and 30 single zone controllers  for fitment in the European Law Courts at The Hague in the Netherlands.
The Safezone Panic Alarm strip used on the project was our patented illuminated version.  The single zone PCBs are designed to control L.E.D status and monitoring for End of Line cable or tampering issues 24/7. The whole package easily integrating with the main building alarm panel to notify and call assistance within milli-seconds should an incident occur. 

"The Hague project is finished and all went smoothly. I will pass on your info to our sales team for future projects"

That's great news, we were proud to supply and be part of such a project and to know that all has been running smoothly through the year is brilliant.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

No Strings!

Now setting the standard are the new Cronapress Disabled Toilet Alarms. Using low level and vertical call points to cover all possible emergencies.  No pull strings to cut or tie up. All areas covered 24/7. 

Disabled Toilet Alarm Strip image

Illuminated call points give assurance the system is working..
Flashing call points means the alarm is activated and help is on its way.
No illumination ? The fault monitoring has detected a fault and sent warning to the control panel. 

Our vandal resistant BS8300 compliant Folknoll manufactured disabled toilet alarm systems provides cost-effective solutions supplied as standard or built as bespoke units. We offer stand-alone toilet alarms, multiple toilet alarms with remote monitoring and combined systems with disabled refuge EVC, fire telephone, building alarms, etc. Interfaces for BMS and transmission over IP are also available. Ideal for shops, offices, hotels, factories and similar locations.
All of our systems are assembled from high quality units tailored for your site.
Our range can be used to construct stand-alone system for single toilets or site-wide systems with multiple monitoring stations, central control stations, BMS interfaces etc. Individual alarms can be grouped and monitored locally and/or from a central monitoring stations. All systems are battery backed for peace of mind during power outages.

Additional options include, remote monitoring over copper / fibre / IP, customised indicator panels, integration with disabled refuge and other alarms, 3rd party interfaces.

Have you covered all risks? Our risk assessment form below will help you not only review your current alarm situation but help chose the correct system to suit your needs.
Click this download link for your own risk assessment PDF copy 
or ring Cronapress 01943 876600 for more details

Check- Reason- Pass?
Full Fault Monitored System Many affray and assurance alarms fail new risk assessment criteria as they are not constantly monitored. Ensure the circuit is linked in series with end of line monitoring.
Click here to find out about combatting interference
Fast Press Most affray systems that have end of line monitoring are Fire systems derivatives and have a slow reaction time of over 250ms to 1000ms to overcome nuisance contacts. This is not fit for purpose. Our contact capture time is approximately 10ms and captures the activation. Note 1  
Press not Release to activate Occasionally alarms systems require a press and release to activate. Again this is not acceptable as the strip is unusable if an object is used to keep the strip contact closed.  
Visual Communication If the section to be used can be avoided as visual aids (Not Lit) confirm the area is without affray facilities then risks can be avoided.
See how Cronapress Illumination works here.
Robustness In general the weakest link to an affray strip will be the end cap where often the wall mountings are compromised. If the cap is loose or weak issues can arise.
Click here to see how robust Cronapress end caps are.
IP65 Specify IP65 where needed -
Very Low temperature Information required


Friday, 4 September 2015

Happy to help.

It's been a while since I blogged an entry so here's a good one to make up for the quiet period.
A couple of weeks ago we had an email from a guy called Tom. He was calling from a company called SEi Security Equipment in Des Moines over 'the pond' in Iowa U.S.A. He told us he had found Cronapress on an internet search and hoped we could help. Up against an extremely tight deadline Tom was really struggling to successfully iron out all the faults with the product he currently had. (it wasn't ours I hasten to add) The building specification had stated that our competitors affray strip be fitted but all concerned agreed enough was enough, they'd had enough time and second chances and an alternative could be found.

We like a challenge.....and this was just the type of challenge we like best!

Within an hour we had determined the equipment Tom needed despite both of us working in different time zones. The items were all stock and our 3 day courier service played a part in a speedy delivery.
In no time a 4 metre Safe-zone affray strip complete with LED illumination was winging it's way to The City of Johnson Public Building.

Tom had engineers on site waiting. Time was of the escense. Despite never having seen our Safe-zone product before the guys at SEi Security Equipment had no problems with the installation. It was up and running in no time.

Feedback from Tom was extremely positive - 

Chris & Ian,
Here first of 15 pictures. Customer is very happy and hopes the others die soon so he can have these to replace existing. (they have a maintenance contract) My installers said it was very easy to install and they could cut the time in half on next install. Quality is obvious down to the connecting pins to line the strips up. I sent you a picture of the old **** switch they removed they have spent countless hours working on this and it has taken months to get this resolved. It is sad to think of the time and dollars spent to get this last **** switch operating, let alone the frustration of everybody involved, and you took care of it in a little over a week.

Tom, it was a please to work with you. Looking forward to doing it again soon...

Here's a few more pictures of the SEi Security Equipement install-

Lastly - removed and now history-