The Bank of Cyprus cashes in on Apollo's world-class reputation

Staff at the Administrative Headquarters of the Bank of Cyprus are benefiting from a fire system upgrade that has equipped the nine-storey office building in Nicosia with a new Apollo intelligent fire detection system.

The contract to design, supply and commission the new fire detection system was won through competitive tender by Dragon Advanced Technology Systems Limited, who recommended Apollo’s XP95 range of intelligent fire detectors to meet the client’s specification.

The contract adds to a growing portfolio of work for the Bank of Cyprus, where the partnership between Dragon Advanced Technology Systems and Apollo has proven extremely successful. This previous experience, combined with the companies’ reputations for excellent after-sales support, was instrumental in the Bank of Cyprus’ decision to award the contract to Dragon Advanced Technology Systems and Apollo.

The Administrative Headquarters of the Bank of Cyprus comprises a six-storey superstructure with a cafeteria, amphitheatre and offices surrounding a large atrium. It also includes a three-storey basement, accommodating underground parking, the IT department with the Bank’s main computer rooms and building services rooms. Up to 200 staff occupy the building at any one time.

The fire detection system is designed around a Kidde Vega eight-loop panel, with Apollo fire detectors installed over all nine floors (the ninth floor on the same loop as the eighth). Configured to operate on a one-out, all-out basis,  the fire system incorporates more than 450 XP95 smoke and heat detectors and ancillary products and interfaces with the building’s fire doors and public address system.

Andreas Charalambous, Director at Dragon Advanced Technology Systems Limited, comments: “Apollo is our partner of choice. Their fire detectors are reliable and efficient and Apollo’s ability to provide localised customer support, whatever the location, is really important in the international marketplace. We strive to provide the best products and service for our clients and our partnership with Apollo helps us to achieve this – as demonstrated by our repeat work for the Bank of Cyprus.”

The Administrative Headquarters of the Bank of Cyprus’ new fire detection system complies with EN and British standards.