GFE fire detection equipment protects Europe’s largest mixed-use shopping mall


Fire detection solutions from Global Fire Equipment (GFE) are protecting the largest mixed-use shopping mall in Europe. KUMSmall Factory Shopping Mall in Central Anatolia, Turkey, comprises a shopping mall, business centre, hotel and entertainment centre. The mall covers an area of more than 302,000 m² and boasts 400 stores, 6,000 car parking spaces and a vast range of restaurants and cafes.

The chosen fire detection system comprises nine Juno-Net series addressable control panels, 2,300 ZEOS AS-SI addressable smoke detectors, 29 AS-SHI combined heat and smoke addressable detectors and other addressable devices. The system is supported by GFE’s ODYSSEY Graphics Display and Alarm Management System which allows up to 64 JUNO NET fire alarm panels to be connected to a PC. Each panel can be displayed on the screen as though the operator was standing in front of it and each panel can be fully controlled from the computer. The system can also manage a number of fire scenarios, including escalators, elevators, automatic doors, ventilation system, smoke evacuation and parking jet fans.

Kumsmall’s Technical Coordinator, Mehmet Ertürk, comments: “We chose GFE for this large and prestigious project because of the exceptionally high quality of its systems which are manufactured in Europe. Not only are the products reliable and user-friendly, but we also benefit from GFE’s excellent customer and service support, as well as international approvals and certificates which are essential for projects of this scale. We are delighted to have worked with such a highly skilled team and will certainly choose GFE again as our partner in future projects.”