Set on the iconic shores of Italy’s Lake Garda, Campeggio del Garda is a popular campsite that attracts tourists from around the globe to its picturesque location. Hochiki Italia’s Totem solution was specified to protect the idyllic campsite and provide occupants with an ideal level of outdoor protection.
Campeggio del Garda is located on the water’s edge of Lake Garda, one of Italy’s most picturesque lakes and holiday hotspots. Offering a range of bungalows and mobile homes as well as camping and mobile home pitching areas, it’s clear why this campsite has become a must-visit attraction for tourists. With on-site facilities such as a swimming pools, a restaurant and sports courts, the 3,000 guests the site can accommodate are able to enjoy complete luxury during their stay.
In need of an updated emergency evacuation system, Italian-based designers, Studio Albertini, were brought on board to specify a suitable range of life safety devices to protect the site’s guests and employees.
Owner and lead contact for the project, Paolo Albertini said:
"It was essential for Campeggio del Garda that the solution would be complex enough to deal with the scale of their facilities, but also waterproof to accommodate for outdoor protection. Understanding the high-level of expertise that would be required for such a project, we worked alongside life safety manufacturer, Hochiki Italia, to supply the best and safest solution possible. In this case, their unique Totem system was specified.”
Going the distance
Studio Albertini and Hochiki Italia collaborated closely on the project to specify a life safety system that could be installed across the expansive accommodation facility.
Mirko Corsini, Project Manager at Hochiki Italia, said:
“Due to the sheer size of the camping area, we decided to manage the system through two networked panels by using the master/slave function of the device.
“Combining this intelligent system with the 31 Totem call points that were installed throughout the campsite, we were able to provide a fully integrated and accessible network that covered the entirety of the park. Each Totem is fully waterproof to allow for operation all year around and contains a CHQ -WSB2 sounder beacon, warning signs, multilingual fire safety instructions as well as a UNI ISO 7010 signal call point, as requested by the Ministerial Decree.”
Hochiki Italia’s Totem system is ideal for large scale projects, as was the case at Campeggio del Garda. Being able to work from multiple networked panels, the system can be divided into zones to make the connection and detection more secure and reliable. This means it can then be operated and monitored from a singular control panel that includes a digital display screen for complete visibility of the status of the various call points. From this panel, duty holders can test, activate and identify any incidents for around the clock safety while reducing operational costs for large premises.
The Totem’s call points are placed evenly across the facility to make sure they are accessible for all guests and are within a reachable distance at all times. The call points can be activated by guests or members of staff and can act as a beacon to communicate with guests.
A high-flying solution
Totem is fully complaint with Italy’s Ministerial Decree 28.02 2014 and Circ. Prot.n. 0011002 - 12/9/2014 in relation to the safety of guests in open air, tourist accommodation. The decree states that all existing accommodation facilities must adopt the appropriate method of fire detection and fighting in spaces of more than 400 people.
A clear part of the guidance is that call points should be distributed within 80m of each other and well-lit with multi-lingual fire instructions. At the same time, the alarm signal coming from any of the detectors or call points must determine the optical and acoustic fire alarm signal at a manned place during the hours of activity. The signal and call point functionalities of Hochiki Italia’s Totem system work perfectly in line these requirements, making them suitable for a range of outdoor environments.
Commenting on the end result, Paolo Albertini said:
“We are elated with the installation and the level of life safety that we can now offer our to the camping’s guests. It was a seamless process and we were able to adapt the system to our exact needs and ensure that fire detection was not only present, but accessible to staff across the whole site. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hochiki Italia products.”
For more information on the life safety solutions available from Hochiki Italia, visit: www.hochiki.it
For further information please contact:
Federica Tregnago, Marketing & Quality Assurance, Hochiki Italia Ltd
Tel: +39 045574028; E: [email protected]