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Hochiki ready to demo smarter and greener protection products at FIREX

Europe’s most important fire safety event, FIREX, is coming back to London ExCeL and Hochiki Europe are thrilled to be exhibiting and meeting customers old and new face to face after such a long time. The European team will be demonstrating a range of market leading products, as well discussing what the future holds for fire system design, why the industry must think green and how customer insight is driving innovation at Hochiki.

Sophisticated design combined with powerful customer insight

The Hochiki Europe team of experts will be on hand to demo the new and improved [email protected] system. With huge investments made in the research and development of this product, led by customer insight, this latest model combines the very latest in hardware and software and is the company’s market leading control and indication system.

Sophisticated enough to operate anywhere in the world, in multiple languages, across all manner of applications – from schools and hospitals, city skyscrapers filled with thousands of office workers, apartment blocks and entertainment venues, cultural and commercial spaces as well as international travel ports, manufacturing warehouses and logistics hubs. The system has been designed to be simple to configure and easy to use, utilising touchscreen technology with a graphical user interface to help display vital information. It is EN approved and recently DBI certified for the Danish market following its EN54 Part 13 BRE approval.

Greener life safety products

For visitors looking to improve their energy consumption, the Hochiki team will be providing live demonstrations of the power saving and environmentally friendly FIREscape+ combined emergency lighting and fire detection system. The system features LED downlighters consuming only 0.1W once fully charged, the lower energy consumption directly correlates with lower CO2e emissions; providing building owners with a greener and more cost-effective solution.

Visitors can also learn how Hochiki are helping to protect and keep operational one of the UK’s largest offshore windfarms at Margate, critical as thoughts turn to how the UK can start to produce more of its own energy and rely less on foreign sources. For a country once solely reliant on coal to power its homes and businesses, the UK is now the leader in offshore wind energy. Encouragingly, today 44% of the UK’s electricity comes from renewable sources – a figure expected to accelerate given the Government’s April 2022 announcement, committing to “supercharge” clean energy deployment, which would see 95% of Great Britain’s electricity set to be low carbon by 2030.

A new generation of Hybrid Wireless Fire Detection

Hochiki’s next generation of hybrid wireless fire detection products, Ekho is also available for demonstration.  At the core of the system is the wireless Translator module, hard-wired to the fire alarm control panel loop and communicates continuously with the wireless devices. Wireless Expander modules are then used to extend the self-healing radio mesh network, increasing the reach and capacity of the overall system.

Commenting on attending the event, Hochiki’s Sales Director, Nathan Hudson said, “It is exciting to meet with our customers face to face and get back to live events. You cannot beat a live demo and I am looking forward to hearing what visitors think of the life safety technology we are bringing to the show, especially our FIREscape+, [email protected] and Ekho ranges. I think this year’s event, for many reasons, really will be the best yet.”

I am immensely proud of our teams and how they have continued to develop and bring to market leading products as well as serve our customers over the last two years. There is a reason we have been trusted as the leader in fire detection for over 100 years, it is our people and their passion to ensure our customers get the best. I would like to extend an invite to all attendees to come and say hello at our stand at FIREX.”

FIREX will take place at Excel London 17th-19th May 2022, head to stand FI 1640 to speak to the Hochiki team of experts. 


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The Hochiki Europe team of experts will be on hand to demo the new and improved [email protected] system.

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For over 100 years Hochiki has led the way in the design and manufacture of innovative life safety solutions. Its leading edge commercial and industrial fire detection and emergency lighting products have acquired global acceptance as the benchmark for high-integrity and long-term reliability. With global group sales turnover exceeding £400m, Hochiki is a wholly independent, multinational, publicly listed company with over 1,500 employees working across five manufacturing plants, 32 sales offices and 18 subsidiaries. Its ongoing commitment to manufacturing innovation ensures customer satisfaction and its production facilities in Japan, the USA and Europe offer international continuity in quality, service and supply.

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