21 Feb

Technoswitch Brings Hyfire Wireless Technology to SA

Written by Technoswitch


February 2023: 

Technoswitch and UK-based wireless fire technology pioneer Hyfire has signed a partnership agreement to supply the world-leading Taurus range of wireless fire devices in South Africa. 

Since its launch in 2021, Taurus has taken wireless fire technology to new heights, revolutionising the performance of wireless devices and making them a genuine mainstream alternative to traditional wired systems for the first time. Combining unrivalled performance with user-friendly survey, install, commissioning and maintenance software, Taurus comprises a full range of high-performance wireless detection, control and alarm devices, now available to South African specifiers and installers for the first time.  

Tom Crane, Hyfire International Director, commented: “Hyfire is now recognised as one of the leading global brands for wireless fire systems, thanks to cutting-edge technology coupled with an unrivalled partner programme and tech support. We want to replicate our successful UK model in other countries by working with established local partners, which is why we have agreed to supply Technoswitch and Holta & Håland with Taurus products that, backed up with commercial, technical and marketing support, will give them the resources they need to market the Hyfire brand in their home markets.”

Hyfire offers the broadest range of commercial standard wireless fire devices, ranging from optical, multi-criteria and heat detectors to notification, alarm, interface and control units, all fully certified to EN54. All products offer the highest performance and quality in the industry and are also fully compliant with BS5839 Part 1. Fire panels are wired via a loop to translators, from which wireless devices can be used on their own to build fully wireless systems of virtually any size or mixed with Hyfire wired products to provide seamless hybrid solutions, offering total flexibility to specifiers and installers. 

Brett Birch, Technoswitch Managing Director, commented: “We’ve been pushing the boundaries of fire technology in the South African market since 1974 and, with the global reputation of Hyfire and awareness of wireless fire technology on the increase, it feels like there has never been a better time to launch the Taurus range into the South African market. 

“Our clients are eager to replace or update outdated systems, and installers are under pressure to deliver. Wireless fire devices make it possible to plan, install and commission new systems in a fraction of the time required for a traditional wired alternative. There’s less impact on the building’s fabric. We’re so excited to begin our journey with the Hyfire team, and I’m particularly interested in exploring innovative applications for wireless in the mining, petrochemical and power generation sectors.”

Hyfire was launched in 2007, bringing to market some of the first commercial wireless detection and alarm devices fully certified to EN54. Since then, the Hyfire brand has become synonymous with quality, reliability and innovation in the commercial fire sector. Hyfire devices come with a five-year warranty, backed by a dedicated partner programme to ensure the best survey, installation, commissioning, after-sales service and exceptional technical support.

Visit our Hyfire website for all the exciting product information, or contact us on 011-794-9144

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