Fire alarm firm wins HMS Victory contract

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SOUTHAMPTON firm Technical Alarm Systems has won a contract to supply a wireless fire detection system to the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s HMS Victory and the dry dock in which the ship sits.

The company will install an alarm system to the whole ship, which famously led the British fleet to victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, including all compartments, to protect visitors and the ship.

Stan Brooke, managing director of TAS, said: ‘Most buildings such as office blocks contain standard fittings. We have developed a specialism for protecting historic sites such as HMS Victory, and have many years’ experience in designing special solutions that won’t impact on the aesthetics nor be too invasive in terms of modifications.’

TAS is now gearing up to install and commission the system during October.

‘It is important that we get this work done quickly so as to not disrupt the thousands of tourists that visit the ship every week.

‘Last year we had 408,000 people coming to visit the ship and TAS recognises our timescale and the impact it has on our operations.’

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