Antronnix outfits Blair House

Monday, December 1, 2003

WASHINGTON - Dignitaries visiting Washington as the official guest of the President will have little idea of the whirlwind fire installation project that a local fire design firm recently completed to upgrade the life safety system at the Blair House.

The project, which was conducted by Antronnix, was completed in three days with two shifts of 16 installers each, normally a job that would have taken three to five weeks.

“It was a large system and a complicated one,” said Ed Graves, president of Antronnix. “And it was done with no false alarms.” Because of its secure building status - the building serves as the official guest residence of the sitting president - each technician was required to have a 24-hour official escort.

The 93,000-square-foot building, with a total of five levels, received a Notifier-Net network, two new Notifier NFS-640 panels and FSP-851 FlashScan photo detectors.