C-TEC is the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of quality life safety electronic equipment with a portfolio of products that includes conventional and addressable fire alarm systems, automatic extinguisher panels, power supplies, disabled refuge systems, call systems and audio-frequency induction loop equipment.
Established in 1981 and currently trading in over 70 countries worldwide, their commitment to quality is underlined by their ISO 9001 accreditation (held since 1994) and our status as corporate members of the Fire Industry Association (FIA), the Institute of Sound & Communication Engineers (ISCE), the International Hearing Loop Manufacturers’ Association (IHLMA) and the Institute of Healthcare Engineering & Estate Management (IHEEM).
From conception and design at C-TEC’s dedicated R&D laboratory to construction, testing and despatch at their manufacturing headquarters, reliability and durability is built into their products at all stages, helping them to guarantee excellent product quality and equipment that is consistently fit for its intended purpose.
C-TEC’s market-leading EN54 certified XFP addressable fire panel offers optimum performance at a very competitive price. Available as a cost-effective single loop 16 zone panel in a plastic enclosure or a robust 1 or 2 loop 32 zone metal panel, it offers an array of user and installer-friendly features including powerful 500mA loop drivers, keypad AND keyswitch entry, two programmable conventional sounder circuits, multiple engineer facilities and the ability to interconnect up to eight XFP main panels or eight XFP repeaters onto a two wire RS485 network. C-TEC’s super-advanced ZFP 1-8 loop touchscreen-controlled fire panels represent a revolution in fire alarm technology. With the ability to choose from three cabinet sizes, with pre-built off-the-shelf panels or the option to build your own ZFP using their easy-to-use selection charts. Certified to EN54, its powerful programming tools allow systems to be configured to suit any application, from small ‘one out all out’ systems to large multi-loop networked systems.
C-TEC’s market-leading portfolio of conventional fire alarm equipment includes the award-winning CFP range of 2-8 zone fire panels, the ActiV range of fire detectors and a host of useful fire alarm ancillaries and power supplies. In addition to their own UK-manufactured equipment, they are also authorised distributors of a wide range of well-established manual call point, sounder, VAD and specialist detector brands such as Apollo, Hochiki, KAC, Fulleon, FFE, Xtralis and Cranford Controls.
Two Wire Fire Systems
Most conventional fire systems require two pairs of wires per zone: one for detection devices such as fire detectors; the other for alarm devices such as sounders. By using different voltage bands for quiescent and alarm states, C-TEC’s CFP AlarmSense two-wire panel and Apollo’s AlarmSense two-wire components allow detection and alarm devices to be connected on the same pair of supply wires.
With the growing emphasis on safeguarding property as well as people, the market for automatic fire suppression systems is booming. Comprising a third-party certified three zone automatic extinguisher panel and host of expansion ancillaries, C-TEC’s EP Range has been specifically designed to meet this demand. Ideal for areas housing expensive, dangerous or irreplaceable items of equipment such as computer suites, libraries & art galleries, telecommunication centres, archive storage areas, chemical plants and generator rooms, it includes a wealth of features, many of which are not available on more expensive extinguishing equipment.
Hearing Loop Systems
C-TEC’s best-selling PDA range of hearing loop equipment includes the UK’s widest range of induction loop amplifiers, microphones, connector plates and test equipment. Designed to allow hearing aid users to participate more fully in general conversation and other activities, the range includes a variety of cost-effective kits for use in ticket offices, churches, meeting rooms, lecture theatres, GP surgeries and more – all exceeding the requirements of current British Standards when correctly installed.
For more information on C Tec’s extensive range of products please visit their website here: https://www.c-tec.com.
After Care and Support
C-Tec offer a 24/7 support centre, from instruction manuals and consultant specs to third-party approval certificates, programming software and 3D BIM models, this support hub aims to give fast access to all things C-TEC. They also offer a wide range of free-of-charge training courses and CPD certified seminars and they also offer product demonstration at your premises.