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Article Date: 29th March 2017

Nittan Smoke Detectors Protect Italian UNESCO World Heritage Site

Smoke Detectors - UNESCO World Heritage - Fire Detection System

Nittan - Piazza del Duomo in Pisa, Italy

Nittan fire detection equipment has been installed in to the UNESCO World heritage site Piazza del Duomo in Pisa, Italy as part of an integrated fire and security system designed and installed by Nittan agent EL.MO. Spa.

Piazza del Duomo is a magnificent square that represents the best example of the Pisa Romanesque style as well as being home to four outstanding monuments: the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Camposanto (cemetery) and the world famous "Leaning" Tower of Pisa. In addition, there are two museums - the Sinopie Museum which hosts the big preparatory drawings recovered beneath the frescoes decorating the Camposanto and the Opera del Duomo Museum which shows the history of Pisa art and sculpture of the Middle Ages.

EL.MO. Spa. who have been a leading Italian fire and security organisation since 1975 and a long term Nittan partner, were selected by Opera della Primaziale Pisana (OPA) - a non-profit organisation which oversees the Piazza del Duomo – as these historically significant sites and precious works of art require round the clock protection afforded by a highly reliable integrated security and fire protection system. The EL.MO. Spa. proposal met the exacting requirements, utilising both existing equipment where possible and seamlessly intergating new devices; delivered by a company with over 40 years experience in designing, producing and supplying intrusion prevention, fire prevention, video surveillance and access control systems both nationally and internationally.

Nittan fire detection devices were specified by EL.MO for this prestigious project due to their exceptional reliability, compatibility with EL.MO’s FX series of analogue addressable control units and unique features, such as a 360° OMNIVIEW LED indicator which permits clear and visible indication of the sensor's operation from any angle. Nittan devices have been installed within the Camposanto, the Cathedral, two museums and within Piazza del Duomo’s administrative offices. An exceptionally large fire detection system, it features 1,000 zones and seven fire detection control units.

The fire detection system has been integrated into a new security system which features 150 CCTV cameras, a site wide access control system and intrusion detection.

Lee James, General Manager - Product Marketing, Nittan Europe is proud to be associated with this eminent project: "Nittan has built an enviable reputation for first class fire detection products and we consider it a privilege to be part of an integrated system that protects such a valuable world heritage site, ensuring the protection of these monuments for future generations."

The Nittan Group has been at the forefront of the international fire protection industry since 1954 and has sales, R&D and manufacturing bases in four countries, including the UK. The company continuously innovates and strives for exceptional quality products that meet the highest of standards.

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