Maximise high-rise fire safety with the Cygnus alarm system

By 2025, around 541 new high-rise buildings will be constructed in London[1], but these developments bring with them high risks for employees, including the breakout of fires and managing those fire risks. Construction companies and employees must be aware of the fire risks of working on the construction of high-rise buildings, and more importantly, how[…]

Cygnus wireless alarm system protects shipyards

This week, we spoke to Ferenc Szell, managing director at Norwegian distributor, Vestcom. Over the past year, 50 of our Cygnus Wireless Alarm Systems have been supplied to Vestcom to protect several shipyards. Ferenc tells us more. Why is fire safety so important during the construction of ships? All of our shipyard clients are building[…]

Cygnus Wireless Alarm System – Your Questions Answered

This week, we caught up with our technical director, Giles Hemmings, who tells us more about the history of the Cygnus Wireless Alarm System, its key features and benefits to the construction industry. Where did the term ‘Cygnus’ originate from? The Cygnus Wireless Alarm System has been named after the constellation Cygnus A which was[…]

Cygnus protects high-rise residential development

We are excited to announce that our Cygnus Wireless Alarm System has been selected to protect the construction of a new high-rise residential development in London – South Quay Plaza. The development has been designed by world-leading architects, Foster + Partners, and will feature 2.6 acres of landscaped gardens, a residents’ club lounge, as well[…]

Cygnus chosen to protect prestigious Old Admiralty Building

Over 300 Cygnus Wireless Alarm System units have been installed onsite to protect the refurbishment of the world famous, Grade II listed, Old Admiralty Building that is being transformed into the new home for the Department for Education. The Old Admiralty building has housed some of the country’s most famous historical figures, and was most[…]

Protecting high-rise construction with evacuation alarms

This week, it was revealed that high-rise construction site workers aren’t treating evacuation alarms seriously enough and are “risking their lives” by not responding immediately.[1] Researchers from the University of Greenwich shockingly found that a third of construction site workers who took part in evacuation trials took almost six minutes to respond to an alarm.[…]