A Clevertronics XT HIVE Monitored System – One single HIVE controller and base fittings were installed as part of an incremental upgrade of the site emergency & exit lighting.
When asked why upgrading to XT Hive was the best option financially – Yi Ding commented
“We had a limited budget so we couldn`t do the whole building in one installation. With HIVE though we can begin with the infrastructure and a limited amount of fittings and then incrementally upgrade the building as fittings fail. This feature was an essential feature and XT Hive is the best value in achieving a bulletproof, low cost of ownership monitored system.”
When asked why he agreed with Yi Ding’s recommendation of the Clevertronics XT HIVE solution, the Installing contractor – Trent Cumines from Disc Electrical a leading Sydney based Electrical contracting business with extensive experience in hotels and commercial markets upgrading emergency and exit lighting said:
“There are some challenges with the wiring onsite. We have worked with other RF and powerline monitored systems before, due to the wiring/infrastructure on site, none of these were suitable. I did look at some other RF systems on the market however they were more expensive from an installation standpoint and due to the building layout were not suitable to get effective communication to all areas.” “XT HIVE with its meshing was the only reliable solution”
Also from a support perspective, he wanted to use a brand that he could be confident had a proven reputation to support the system whole of life. XT HIVE backed by Clevertronics Advantage Lifetime Support (ALS) was the clear choice.
“We have worked with all manner of systems in the past, however the XT HIVE technology is backed by the best after sales support in the market which means we can execute the project with absolute certainty that our client will get the absolute best outcome”.
We have 100 fittings installed onsite which with its meshing commissioned in less than it took to get a coffee and we can now perform emergency exit light testing and certification safely without affecting visitors, guests, staff and hotel operations. It has definitely streamlined the entire process and we are looking forward to expanding the network to the remainder of the building.
The Server and controller; have been located in the engineering office at the base of the building, there are several exit and emergency fittings nearby to establish the mesh network to the rest of the building.
Daniel Garden the assistant chief engineer on the site goes on to say…..
”The BMS and the XT HIVE server are on a separate dedicated network allowing remote access” this will enable the Clevertronics ALS team to assist in supporting the site remotely as the staged upgrade continues towards a fully monitored building.