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Shopping Malls

SHOPPING MALL .... A large open area available to the public - but off limits to vehicles.

The advantages of this concept of enticement of retail therapy includes the ability to purchase almost any item you can think of in a temperature controlled environment without the concerns of road traffic. One disadvantage is the concentration of a large number of people within a relatively small area - which has repeatedly been proven to dramatically increase the risk of FIRE - even where strict policing of a no smoking policy is in place.   Further concerns are the evacuation of such a large number of individuals in the shortest possible time and access for Fire Fighting tenders in what has been designed as a vehicle free area.   The need for rapid detection of fire or overheat conditions in specific areas within the mall has never been greater.

Within the individual shops, cafe's, restaurants and bars, point type smoke detectors can be clearly identified. Other areas may not be so adequately protected by the same types of detectors.  Either because of local environmental conditions which would generate a costly level of detector maintenance or frequent false alarms.

Risk areas not suitable for point type smoke/heat detectors include:-

escalators and lift/elevator shafts, many storage rooms, electrical supply cupboards, multi-storey car parks, ceiling voids, lighting ventilation or extraction systems, floor voids and cable ducts.  The monitoring, detection and signalling of overheat or fire conditions in these areas is best achieved by way of a low maintenance combined cable + detector (LINEAR TEMPERATURE SENSING), installed at the exact point of risk.  The cable not being reliant upon favourable air flows for fast response times and not subject to any minimum length exposure requirements in order to achieve pre-specified alarm temperature levels.

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Digital (LHS) & Analogue Linear Sensing

The means to locally monitor for temperature changes (rise or fall) at "point of risk" and at ANY /ALL locations along an installed length of temperature sensitive cable - regardless of environmental conditions.

Fibre Optic Linear Temperature Sensing

Line detection of temperature change and rate of rise along multi -kms lengths of small diameter fibre optic cable. It provides high performance near real time temperature Sensing and Alarm functionality with standard communication interfaces.

Proline 'Nero' Water & Moisture Detection

Rapid detection of the smallest of leaks within Industrial, Commercial Environments by a recoverable cable. Designed to provide 24 hours/day x 7 days/week continuous monitoring of areas where even the smallest of leaks can prove disastrous. Essential where undetected leakages can cause serious damage to today’s complex electrical, communications and computer networks.

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PROLINE PROTECTION SYSTEMS

A U.K. registered Company with hands-on product development, global market & application experience dating from the 1970's.

Proline equipment conforms to all NFPA 72 and EN54 standards requirements for linear detection.

Pneumatic, Digital, Analogue, Fibre Optics, Measuring Point System, Aspirating Systems...regardless of your linear detection requirement PROLINE will be happy to assist you.