We provide a comprehensive range of services to complement our products.
We believe that good installation is as important as good product design. Our elite team of Prefect-trained and qualified electrical engineers is experienced and efficient.
This crack team is equipped with the latest Prefect installation hardware allowing them to quickly install Irus, ecostat2, HobSensus or Hobsafe with the minimum of disruption and mess.
Prefect Project Managers and Team Supervisors ensure site work is carried out to the highest standard and that all Health and Safety rules are adhered to.
Being familiar with the specialist equipment, the way systems operate, and product configuration means our installation service is very competitive.
More than 20 years of working in student accommodation and hotels has given us a unique insight into completing retrofit installations with minimal impact on a building’s infrastructure, or disruption to a room’s occupant.
All our engineers are NIC EIC qualified electricians with years of experience in these unique environments and conditions. We routinely receive praise for the friendly and respectful way we conduct our installations.
Hobsafe and HobSensus are easy and quick to install. However, work must be carried out by a competent electrician. Hobsafe can be mounted in both surface and flush boxes. Time and program switches should be set before installation. HobSensus is mounted flush to the wall and is connected to the power unit (PRE9279PSU) which is positioned under the worktop. These safety devices are wired between the isolation switch and the hob unit. We estimate 45 minutes for installation.
Installation of ecostat2 is straightforward for a competent electrician. However, they must ensure compliance and conform to relevant regulations in force at the time of installation. To provide accurate operation, ecostat2 units should be mounted 1200-1400mm from the finished floor level and a minimum of 300mm from the heat source. ecostat2 is connected to a panel heater (for electric systems) or the Thermal Drive Valve (for wet systems) via a Switched Fused Spur.
The installation of our Irus system is a specialist task and should only be considered by experienced electricians. Prior to any Irus installation we tender for, we will carry out a free, no-obligation survey from which we will identify any issues or abnormalities that need addressing. Following this we will provide a clear schedule of works and costings.
The survey will also provide details of the number of locations and type of equipment required. For example, control units, room heaters, water heating monitors, leak detection apparatus, and water sentinels. From this a bill of quantities will be generated.
A map of each location is created using the equipment type: building, floor, individual location (e.g. “Block A”, “Ground Floor”, “Flat 1”) this will make a unique identification number to assign a ‘unit serial number’ for when the site is commissioned.
The site is then added onto the web portal, where it is imported into the live system ready for the installation of the hardware and onsite commissioning.
Each site has an individual Master InterFace Unit (PRE2000MIFU2) specifically built to the site’s unique requirements.
We liaise with the IT provider (either internally or externally) to arrange provision of an available network connection.
The MIFU doesn’t accept inbound connections and all outbound connections are protected via HTTPS. This is required so that the MIFU can communicate directly with the portal to report the status of all the installed equipment.