Last Updated on 3 April 2023.
Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd is a British company that has been manufacturing fire detection and alarm systems for over 40 years.
Founded in 1980, the company is based in Havant, Hampshire, UK, and has manufacturing facilities in the UK, India, and China.
The company specialises in manufacturing a wide range of fire detection and alarm systems suitable for commercial, industrial, and residential applications.
Apollo Fire Detectors is part of the Halma Group, a global group of life-saving technology companies. In this blog post, we will look at the most popular Apollo Fire Detectors.
Popular Apollo Fire Alarms used in commercial buildings:
Apollo fire detectors are known for their high quality, reliability, and affordability. Below are some of the most popular Apollo Fire Alarms used in commercial buildings:
Apollo Smoke Detector XP95:
The Apollo Smoke Detector XP95 is a high-performance optical smoke detector designed for use in commercial buildings. It has a sensitivity range of 0.25% to 20% obscuration/metre and can detect smoke particles produced by slow-burning and smouldering fires. The XP95 can be used with all Apollo XP95 and Discovery fire alarm control panels.
Apollo Smoke Detector Series 65:
The Apollo Smoke Detector Series 65 is a cost-effective solution for commercial and residential applications. It is designed for use in conventional fire alarm systems and can be used with all Series 65 fire alarm control panels. The Series 65 has a sensitivity range of 0.5% to 3.5% obscuration/metre and is ideal for detecting smoke particles produced by fast-burning fires.
Apollo Heat Detector XP95:
The Apollo Heat Detector XP95 is a high-performance rate-of-rise and fixed temperature heat detector designed for use in commercial buildings. It has a fixed temperature activation of 58°C and a rate-of-rise activation of 8°C/min. The XP95 can be used with all Apollo XP95 and Discovery fire alarm control panels.
Apollo Heat Detector Series 65:
The Apollo Heat Detector Series 65 is a cost-effective solution for commercial and residential applications. It is designed for use in conventional fire alarm systems and can be used with all Series 65 fire alarm control panels. The Series 65 has a fixed temperature activation of 90°C and is ideal for detecting heat produced by slow-burning fires.
Apollo Fire Alarm Panel:
Apollo offers a range of fire alarm panels suitable for commercial and industrial applications. These panels are designed to work with all Apollo fire detectors, including the XP95 and Series 65. The fire alarm panels are available in conventional and addressable configurations and can be networked to provide complete fire protection for large buildings.
Apollo Fire Alarm Call Points:
Apollo Fire Alarm Call Points are used to activate the fire alarm system in the event of a fire. They are available in a range of configurations, including single pole changeover and double pole changeover. The call points are designed for use with all Apollo fire alarm control panels.
Apollo Smoke Detector Wiring Diagram:
Apollo Smoke Detector Wiring Diagrams are used to connect Apollo smoke detectors to fire alarm control panels. The wiring diagrams provide a clear and concise diagram of the connections required to install Apollo smoke detectors correctly.
Apollo Smoke Detector Base Wiring Diagram:
Apollo Smoke Detector Base Wiring Diagrams are used to connect Apollo smoke detector bases to fire alarm control panels. The wiring diagrams provide a clear and concise diagram of the connections required to install Apollo smoke detector bases correctly.
Apollo XP95 Optical Smoke Detector:
This detector is designed to respond quickly to slow-burning, smouldering fires that can produce a lot of smoke. It is ideal for use in areas where people may be sleeping, such as hotels, hospitals, and nursing homes.
Apollo XP95 Multisensor Detector:
This detector uses a combination of optical and heat sensors to detect different types of fires. It is suitable for use in areas where a fast response to fire is required, such as escape routes and stairwells.
Apollo XP95 Heat Detector:
This detector is designed to detect high temperatures caused by a fire. It is ideal for use in areas where smoke or fumes may be present, such as kitchens or boiler rooms.
Apollo XP95 Carbon Monoxide Detector:
This detector is designed to detect the presence of carbon monoxide, a toxic gas that can be produced by faulty heating systems or gas appliances. It is ideal for use in areas where these appliances are present, such as hotels, hospitals, and homes.
Apollo XP95 Manual Call Point:
This device allows people to manually trigger an alarm in the event of a fire. It is usually located at key points throughout a building, such as near fire exits and in stairwells.
Apollo XP95 Sounder Beacon:
This device provides both visual and audible alarms in the event of a fire. It is usually located in areas where people may be working or where the sound of the alarm may be difficult to hear.
Apollo fire alarms are widely used in commercial buildings due to their reliability and versatility. With a range of detectors and devices available, they are suitable for use in a variety of different environments and can provide early warning of a fire, helping to keep people safe and minimise damage to property.
Discovery detectors are a popular range of fire detectors manufactured by Apollo Fire Detectors.
Similar to the XP95 range, they come with a few additional features that can be helpful for designers of fire alarm systems.
One of the notable features of Discovery detectors is that the heat detector can be set to various modes, making it easier to get the right kind of heat detection for a specific area and ensure the quickest response to a fire.
Heat detectors in the Discovery range can be programmed to operate any of the heat detection ranges, including A1R, A2R, AS2, CR, and CS.
Additionally, the Discovery optical smoke detectors have an additional layer of technology that checks the type of response the detector is getting. This can help prevent unwanted alarms, which can be particularly useful in student accommodation blocks where smoke detectors are often set off more frequently than in other types of accommodation.
Another feature of Discovery detectors is the multi-sensor detector, which combines heat and smoke detection and can be programmed to react differently in certain circumstances. For instance, in a science lab, these detectors can be used as heat detectors during the day and revert to smoke and heat detectors when the lab is not operating.
Apollo’s latest range of fire detectors is the Soteria detectors.
These detectors can do everything that the XP95 and Discovery ranges can do, but they also offer the ability to save money on running costs. With the right fire alarm panel, it’s possible to run more detectors than the standard 127 that the XP95 and Discovery ranges offer, making them an attractive option for larger buildings or complex fire alarm systems.
Wireless Apollo Fire Detectors
Wireless fire detectors offer a convenient and cost-effective way to install fire alarms in areas where it may be difficult or impractical to run wiring.
Apollo Fire Detectors offer two types of wireless fire detectors:
- REACH hybrid wireless detectors, which combine wired and wireless communication to provide a flexible and reliable solution.
- XPander wireless intelliApollo fire detectors, which use radio signals to communicate with the fire alarm control panel.
Conventional Fire Detectors:
Conventional fire detectors are a simple and cost-effective solution for small buildings or areas where a basic fire detection system is required.
Apollo Fire Detectors offer two types of conventional fire detectors:
- Series 65: Series 65 detectors are available in a range of models, including smoke detectors, heat detectors, and multi-sensor detectors
- Orbis: Orbis detectors offer a range of detection options, including smoke, heat, and multi-sensor detectors.
Two-Wire Fire Detectors:
Two-wire fire detectors, such as the AlarmSense range from Apollo Fire Detectors, are designed to work with two-wire alarm systems, which can save time and money on installation. These detectors use a single pair of wires to provide power to the detectors and transmit alarm signals to the control panel.
I.S Fire Detectors:
Intrinsically Safe (I.S) fire detectors are designed for use in hazardous environments, where there is a risk of explosive or flammable gases or vapours. Apollo Fire Detectors offer a range of I.S fire detectors, including the XP95 analogue addressable fire detectors, Orbis conventional fire detectors, and Discovery analogue addressable fire detectors.
Marine Fire Detectors:
Marine fire detectors must meet specific standards for use in marine environments.
Apollo Fire Detectors offer a range of detectors that are approved for marine use, including:
- XP95 analogue addressable fire detectors
- Orbis conventional fire detectors
- Discovery analogue addressable fire detectors
- SOTERIA addressable fire detectors.
These detectors are designed to withstand the harsh marine environment and provide reliable fire detection in marine applications.
In summary, there are many different types of fire detectors available, each designed to suit different applications and environments. By choosing the right type of detector for your specific needs, you can ensure that your fire alarm system provides reliable and effective fire detection and protection.
Apollo Fire Detectors Design & Installation
WFP Fire & Security is a leading provider of Apollo fire detector design and installation services in the UK. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, we have the expertise and knowledge to design and install a fire detection system that meets the specific needs of your building.
When it comes to designing a fire detection system, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Each building is unique, with its own set of challenges and requirements. At WFP Fire & Security, we take a bespoke approach to fire detector design, working closely with our clients to understand their specific needs and designing a system that meets those needs.
Our design process begins with a comprehensive survey of your building, where we assess the risks and identify the areas that require fire detection. We then work with you to design a system that is tailored to your specific requirements, taking into account factors such as the layout of your building, the type of occupancy, and any specific hazards that may be present.
Once the design is complete, our experienced engineers will install the system to the highest standards. We use only the best quality Apollo fire detectors and other components, ensuring that your system is reliable and effective in the event of a fire.
At WFP Fire & Security, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest levels of customer service. We understand that fire safety is a critical issue, and we are committed to providing our clients with the best possible solutions.
Our team of engineers is available 24/7 to provide ongoing support and maintenance, ensuring that your system remains in good working order and that you are fully compliant with all relevant regulations.
In summary, if you need a reliable, effective, and bespoke Apollo fire detector system designed and installed in your building, then WFP Fire & Security is the right choice – we have the expertise, experience, and commitment to deliver a solution that meets your specific needs and keeps your premises safe.
Apollo Fire Detectors Maintenance & Repairs
WFP Fire and Security also provides comprehensive maintenance and repair services for Apollo Fire Alarms. Our experienced engineers can offer regular maintenance to ensure that your Apollo fire alarm system is always in good working order. A regular service plan can help to reduce the likelihood of faults, call-outs, and annoying beeping alarms.
By offering regular maintenance services, WFP Fire and Security helps reduce costly call-outs by minimising the chances of system malfunction. In the event that your Apollo fire alarm system develops a fault, our fast and reliable repair services will get it up and running again as quickly as possible. Additionally, we have a range of spares to ensure that if any part does fail, they can quickly source and fit a replacement to reduce downtime.
With decades of experience in the world of fire alarms, we’re highly experienced when it comes to working with Apollo fire alarms, and offer a full range of services including fire alarm maintenance, servicing, monitoring, and fire safety training.
If you need help with an Apollo fire alarm system, whether it’s selecting and implementing a new system or support with an existing system, WFP Fire and Security can help. Contact us today on 01277 724 653 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can.