Success story

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is one of the UK's most popular and successful universities. Multiple campuses, more than 100 architecturally diverse buildings, and thousands of students and staff all make fire protection a priority. 

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Nimbus enhances fire safety at a leading university

The university is a leading higher education and research institution in areas as diverse as healthcare, chemistry, mathematics, and sports sciences. It comprises several sites scattered across the city and the surrounding region, which vary from student residences to lecture theatres to laboratories and workshops. This complexity presents a challenge to the university's fire safety management processes, which must comply with legislation such as the Fire Safety Order 2005. 

The challenge

Lack of visibility of fire protection systems

On-site inspections and tests, carried out Monday to Friday, were insufficient for a 24/7 multi-campus, academic and residential university.  


Student and staff


Academic schools

The solution

Immediate notifications of fire control panel events

With 25 Nimbus Fixed Gateways installed, the University's estates team can now monitor more than 100 buildings, 24/7. Anywhere, anytime visibility.


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Buildings monitored

Nimbus Fixed Gateway

25 Nimbus Fixed Gateways have been connected to fire alarm systems in the University's City Centre, Langford Campuses, and the Stoke Bishop student residential area, collectively monitoring more than 100 buildings. 

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Nimbus Notify App

Notifications are immediately sent 24/7 by the Nimbus Portal to the Notify App and email to update the maintenance teams about events on the system. All events are stored in an infinite log in the cloud-hosted Nimbus Portal.

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Nimbus Engineer App

Fire alarm service contractors record tests using the cloud-synced Engineer App which enables the University's Estates team to review reports, quickly confirm compliance, and determine which devices are due for testing. 

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The benefits

The benefits of the Nimbus systems have been so positive that the University's Estates team intends to continue integrating Nimbus into its fire alarm systems as they are refurbished and recommissioned.

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Improved compliance
Anywhere, anytime visibility
Effective response to fire events
Efficient maintenance processes

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