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Whitman laboratories

4th July 2017

Whitman laboratories

“Detect Fire & Security are delighted to have been proudly appointed for the upgrade and additions of the fire detection & alarm system at Whitman Laboratories, Petersfield, Hampshire. Whitman's are the manufacturers of Estee Lauder products. We are pleased to say that once again we are working closely with Apollo Fire Detectors, the Apollo Soteria range being the choice of trusted detector due to the harsh environmental requirements.

Whitman Laboratories operate 24 hours a day and anytime down time in operations brings huge financial consequences. With that in mind, Warren Moyle, Senior Technical Support Engineer at Apollo Fire Detectors commented, “We are proud that our Soteria devices have been chosen for the upgrade of the fire detection at Whitman Laboratories. On-site tests have shown, Soteria will greatly assist in reducing the number of false alarms that have previously caused problems at the facility. In addition, Soteria will work seamlessly with the very complex, intelligent fire detection & alarm system and help protect the site and those who work and visit for many years to come.”

Helen Cole from Whitman’s stated to Sam Ellis our Business Development Manager that “We had the idea of making a some pretty hefty changes to our fire system due to its age. It was a challenge knowing where to start and indeed stop with regards to outlay versus improvement. The main thing we knew we wanted was ‘know how and reliability’ so we asked a couple of large firms to give us a clear picture of what we should be considering and how we should go about it.

‘Detect Fire and Security’ could not be faulted at this juncture. They came along and gave us a clear prediction of what should and could be done and how they would go about it. They were extremely professional and well informed and relayed their plans to us so that we didn’t feel overwhelmed or confused. It certainly gave us the confidence to put this project in their hands. That along with the fact that we have worked with Detect for well over a decade now and are confident that any problems we present to them will be treated with speed and expertise.

It was clear to us that they had and would continue to put every effort into making this big project as painless as possible for us by ensuring most importantly, that our business can continue with minimal disruption while undergoing what is without doubt a major fire system overhaul

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