Case Study on Alavi Cooperative Bank, Vadodara

Alavi Cooperative Bank, Vadodara

Alavi Co-operative Bank Limited was established on 1st October 1958 popularly known as Alavi Bank, started its banking activity under the leadership of Mulla Mohammadali Mulla Shaikhali Kachwala with one single branch situated at Wadi Chokhandi, Vadodara. The Organisation was started with 100 members and with a small amount of 1 Lakh rupees. Today Alavi Co-Operative Bank Limited Holds a bright Position in Co-operative sector. Alavi Bank is the fastest growing bank of Gujarat and is extending its services in Gujarat, Vadodara.

Financial institutions have their own requirements regarding fire safety systems and also distinct fire safety hazards specific to banks. The contents within the structure maybe damaged or ruined. Alavi wanted to facilitate the building according to the international standards. Safety was one of the majorly focused aspects in design considerations. It was analyzed that there were several causes that could raise ignition in the bank further leading to disastrous fire.

In addition to be compliant, Alavi strongly emphasizes on safety and security issues. The Bank aimed to ensure that everyone concerned with the staff to the visitors understand the requirements of fire safety in order to ensure optimum safety for all who are present in the building. They aimed to focus on life and property safety. Alavi wanted a solution that could match its required standards. They wanted to opt for a future ready addressable system that could pin point the exact location of fire. The installation must not involve any changes to the constructed building’s architecture.

The Challenges of Alavi before NFire

Alavi is an old constructed multi-storey building, so lengthy wiring would lead to civil work. The bank consists of many rooms, precious assets and most importantly, visitors and staff. It was clear that Alavi needed completely wireless devices. The building layout, the vaults, the electrical faults, unfamiliarity or negligence can raise fire. Also, some areas of the bank are locked for safety purpose, the fire could be trapped inside creating it difficult to vacate the place. Even in case of power cuts, terror attacks or any other emergencies, quick and planned evacuation is extremely important. One of the key requirements of Alavi was to have early detection so the key stakeholders can contribute to life and property safety. Major design considerations for Alavi were safety, technical leverage, highly reliable system that could last longer with low maintenance and installation cost.

The consultant was given this task to find a solution that satisfied Alavi’s requirements completely. After analyzing the necessities, he recommended NFire Solution to Alavi as the perfect fit. NFire Solution is an ideal solution as it is highly scalable, cost effective and highly reliable. A site survey was conducted for Alavi by NFire Team.


NFire Solution is a smart integrated incidence management system. It minimizes complexities to increase the speed of communication. NFire Solution was implemented at Alavi. NFire provides the institution with localized alert within the premises along with centralized monitoring by NFire Emergency Monitoring Service Centre as per their requirements.

The site survey was conducted by NFire Team. Alavi believes that the site survey was the most valuable part of this project as it gave them confidence on the recommendation of NFire by the consultant. Working with NFire Team on the site survey put into perspective that this process should be every institution’s standard. They believe that NFire Team highlighted the risks/threats and assured NFire’s seamless functioning. A total of 25 smoke sensors were added that pinpoints the exact location of fire. NFire is a customizable solution with easy installation and minimal downtime. It causes no damage to the existing structure and saves a major cost compared to any conventional or wired addressable systems. NFire solution also brings other unique features like 24×7 monitoring, advance integration with IoT, Cloud computing, Mobile technology and communication technology. It is an easily upgradable future proof technology system for next generation smart fire stations. NFire feasibly reduces operational complexity and increases the incident response speed. It is highly stable, robust and built as per UL/BIS/NFPA specifications. Along with the live emergency monitoring service, notifications are sent via live call and SMS by NFire team of highly trained monitoring officers. NFire connect app makes it easy to access NFire alarm system from anywhere.

Benefits to Alavi

NFire has proved to be an ideal solution for Alavi. The bank precisely experienced half of the total civil cost for safeguarding their premises and their people. There was no lengthy wiring or masonry work which saved a lot of cost with fast installation. Live monitoring with pin point location of fire through an app is provided to the institution as demanded. The system is cloud integrated, IoT operational and AI enabled with integrated communications. NFire Solution ultimately ensures that the building was safe and operational. Moreover, Alavi was able to achieve higher Returns of Investment (ROI) while experiencing minimal Total Cost of Investment (TCO) with the help of NFire Solution.

More about NFire

NFire is the revolutionary wireless addressable fire alarm system, designed and manufactured in India. Manufactured with the highest quality European standards our NFire range is one of the most advanced Fire Detection Systems currently available in the market. NFire is marketed in India by Atigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. Growing at a fast pace, Atigo is one of the leading electronic security and safety solutions provider in India. NFire conforms to US-NFPA-10th Edition Specifications and is certified with CE, ROHS and ISO 9001-2005.
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