Case Studies

We’re pleased to share with you a selection of the projects and maintenance contracts we have successfully completed.

These cover a range of the many different systems and services we offer and business sectors we work in.

Scroll down to see the varied challenges these sites have presented, the solutions we have implemented and the results at the end of the project.

We will be adding new case studies as they are completed, so please check in regularly.

Case Study

Somerset House

Somerset House is a heritage property dating back to 1547 in the heart of London. Although it is well known for it’s outdoor skating rink at Christmas and open air concerts in the summer, it has many other uses and accommodates many other tenants. It hosts the UK’s largest creative community working globally across art, technology, business and social enterprise.

The South Wing of Somerset House had a mix of hard wired fire detection system, an obsolete radio / wireless fire detection system and many aspiration systems, most no longeroperational. The project was to replace all of the systems in the South Wing with a single fire detection system for all areas and provide graphical representation of this wing and two other wings with legacy systems on a single graphics platform.

This was all to be carried out within a listed building with mixed use and different tenants with minimal disruption to day to day operations.

Fire Integrate

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Castle Mall

Located in the centre of Norwich City, Castle Mall shopping centre comprises of 60 stores and food outlets, across five levels of retail and leisure, including an 8-screen Vue cinema. The centre also boasts a 790 space multi-storey car park.

The fire detection and alarm system installed in the shopping centre was a Honeywell FC90 system, which was closed protocol and had reached the end of its working life. A replacement system was therefore needed to provide a modern supportable system for the shopping centre.

This is a working shopping centre so minimal disruption to the operation of the shopping centre, retailers and shoppers was of paramount importance.

Fire Integrate

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Doosan Power Systems

Doosan Power Systems had an existing inert gas extinguishing system, which had been installed because of the clean, safe fire protection it offers.

However, Doosan needed a solution to minimise the risk of hard disk damage in the event of a gas discharge. It had already suffered this problem with a previous service provider.

Doosan builds, maintains and extends the life of power plants across the world. Its work ranges from construction contracts for major power projects to pioneering carbon capture systems.

Doosan is aware of the vital role its IT operation plays in the running of its business, and is also conscious of its environmental responsibilities.


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Uniper Enfield

Uniper’s portfolio combines large-scale power generation and management of energy supply chains. Uniper’s former parent company was E.ON, who now focus on the new energy world.

Uniper Power Station in Enfield had fire, suppression and voice alarm systems that had reached the end of their serviceable life.  They needed modern control equipment which would combine controls for different extinguishing systems into a centralised control station.  The extinguishing systems themselves also needed replacing or updating.

Senseco were chosen to provide a bespoke solution providing controls and upgrades for gas extinguishing, water mist and deluge systems along with a replacement voice alarm rack.  Our power station expertise and ability to provide flexible, custom built solutions to meet Uniper’s needs were key to the project.

Fire Voice Integrate

Case Study

Condor House

Condor House is a prestigious, multi-tenanted building in the heart of London.

A mix of corporate office space and retail outlets, the seven-storey property occupies a prominent position opposite St Paul’s Cathedral and near the London Stock Exchange.

The owners of Condor House had recently decided to install speedlanes in the building’s reception for security and to monitor access of staff and visitors.

Thanks to our expertise and experience, Senseco Systems was chosen to install access control systems that would work as part of these speedlanes.

Throughout the project, we worked closely with Combined Technical Solutions (CTS), which managed the work, and Boon Edam, the manufacturer of the speedlanes.

Security Integrate

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Smith & Williamson

Smith & Williamson is an independently-owned financial and professional services group. It employs more than 1,700 people in 12 offices across the UK, Ireland and Jersey, and provides a range of services for individuals, families and businesses.

Senseco Systems was called upon to work with Smith & Williamson because its existing Siemens AlgoRex fire detection and alarm system at its office in Moorgate, London had reached the end of its life and needed replacing.

The company asked us to include all of its existing plant controls as part of the replacement. It also wanted us to install a Voice Alarm system to ensure clear messages are given out in the event of an alarm, and this would replace the previous system, which only used sounders.

Fire Voice Integrate

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St Peters Hospital

St Peter’s Hospital is an NHS district general hospital in Chertsey, Surrey. It has a wide range of acute care services, including an Accident & Emergency department.

The hospital’s existing Siemens AlgoRex fire detection and alarm system had reached the end of its life and needed replacing. At the time it had 14 fire alarm panels ‒ seven of which were Siemens AlgoRex ‒ in different areas of the site. Some were linked via a network, some were “stand alone” and others were connected to a graphics package.

Senseco was chosen to deliver the project because of our understanding of the site and the critical nature of the work required.

In addition, we have a proven track record of delivering successful AlgoRex migrations, installing new Cerberus PRO systems and working in hospital environments.


Case Study

Maidstone Mall

Senseco Systems was commissioned to replace the existing fire detection system at The Mall, a busy shopping centre in Maidstone, Kent.

With 535,000 square feet (49,700 m2) of floor space, The Mall has 75 shops, ranging from independent retailers to large department stores. It has about 30,000 daily visitors, and up to 50,000 during the Christmas season.

The Mall wanted to replace its 32-year-old conventional fire detection system with a new, addressable one, to enable it to continue providing a safe and secure environment for both visitors and staff.


Case Study

Siemens Migration

There are many Siemens “legacy” systems in the marketplace, such as AlgoRex / CT11. These systems are now becoming obsolete with parts in short supply and in many cases with no replacement parts available.  So while the systems are known for their reliability and capability, they need to be replaced or upgraded.

As an approved and trained Siemens Solution Partner, Senseco has the expertise and experience to carry out system migrations from an older system to the modern Cerberus PRO.  System migration means there is minimal disruption and lower costs compared to replacing the entire system.  And because it’s an open protocol system, you’ll have a choice of companies to maintain it.

We have carried out many successful Siemens migrations ranging from corporate offices, manufacturing facilities, hotels and hospitals.


Our Product Partners

We are proud to be distributors for many leading product manufacturers across all areas of our business. We service and maintain equipment from most manufacturers, including closed protocol systems. In addition, we can install the majority of products and systems on the market, to suit existing installations and meet your individual needs.   Here’s an example of some of the manufacturers / products we work with.

  • Taurus
  • Baldwin Boxall
  • Advanced
  • American Dynamics
  • Aquamist
  • Argonite
  • Avigilon
  • C-Cure
  • Carrier Corporation
  • drax
  • ED
  • EST
  • FIREscape
  • FirePro
  • FM200
  • Gallagher
  • Hochiki
  • Janus C4
  • Honeywell
  • Notifier Honeywell
  • Gold Partner
  • Janus
  • Novec
  • Penton
  • Pro-Inert
  • Siemens
  • TeledyneFLIR
  • Truvision
  • Ziton
  • Grosvenor
  • Hyfire Authorised Partner
  • Indigovision
  • Inergen
  • Kentec
  • Kentec Installation
  • Siemens
  • Sateon
  • Apollo
  • Sapphire
  • Vesda

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We use market-leading products that take advantage of the latest technology and give you a choice of ongoing support.  As every business is different, we will work with you to provide a system or service contract that is tailored to you.

Plus, our work is backed up by a range of accreditations, approvals and certification, proving our competence and showing we’re the best company for the job.

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