Case Study on Allen Institute, Gandhinagar

Allen Institute, Gandhinagar

Allen is a Premier Coaching Institute for the preparation of JEE (Mains + Advanced), JEE (Mains), Pre-Medical (NEET-UG), Pre-Nurture & Career Foundation (Class VI to X, NTSE & Olympiads) and Commerce Education (11th, 12th, CA & CS). The Institute is well regarded for the high-quality entrance exam preparation and produces best results year after year. At Allen, the focus is on building a strong foundation of knowledge and concepts in students for their success and provide an excellent platform for the preparation of competitive exams and board level education. They provide the best academic support and personal care to the students, helps them meet their career goals and objectives. The core values of Allen are determination, honesty, authenticity, integrity, devotion, humanism, holistic learning, social ethics, and concern for society & environment are all closely interwoven into the fiber of their academic programs. Allen’s highly qualified and most experienced faculties are dedicated and committed to student’s complete success and provides assistive surroundings to contribute to their social, cultural, academic and all-round development.

The goal of the Allen Institute was to facilitate the building according to the international standards. The institute wanted to host its students with globally accepted standards. Safety was one of the majorly focused aspects in design considerations. It was analysed that there were several causes that could raise ignition in the institute further leading to disastrous fire.

In addition to be compliant, Allen institute strongly emphasizes on safety and security issues. The Allen institute aimed to ensure that everyone concerned with the staff to the students 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. Allen institute 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 newly constructed building’s architecture.

The Challenges of Allen institute before NFire

A large number of students gathered at one place and a single fire can affect all of them. Most of the furniture in a class room such as chairs, tables and desks are made from wood which is easily flammable. Air-conditioned rooms can trap fire, smoking and accidental fires, in the same manner can lead to life threatening scenarios. With more dense occupants in an area, the risk for fire load increases and at the same time, evacuation process gains more importance. 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 Allen institute was to have early detection so the key stakeholders can contribute to life and property safety. Major design considerations for Allen institute 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 Allen institute’s requirements completely. After analyzing the necessities, he recommended NFire Solution to Allen institute 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 Allen institute 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 Allen institute. 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. Allen institute 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 243 smoke sensors were installed. 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 Allen institute

NFire has proved to be an ideal solution for Allen institute. Allen institute 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, Allen institute 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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