Case Study on Rawla Narlai

Rawla Narlai, Rajasthan

One of the first group of properties promoting heritage in India, the Ajit Hotels are an oasis of Rajasthan hospitality. The designs and the ambience of the properties reflect the vision of Maharaj Swaroop Singh Ji, and his wife Rani Usha. Rawla Narlai is one of the properties of Ajit Group. In the heart of a small traditional town, the Rawla Narlai lies in the shadow of Elephant Hill, a massive granite monolith. The area was once a private hunting reserve for the Maharajahs of Jodhpur. This upscale heritage hotel, set in the Aravalli Hills, is 6 km from Desuri and 33 km from the village of Ranakpur.

Heritage properties hold economic and cultural importance. Fire is one of the greatest threats to heritage buildings, not only to the building’s occupants but also to the building’s fabric and contents. Heritage buildings are irreplaceable and vulnerable to fire as there is a combination of several factors: flammable priceless contents; large numbers of visitors; and existing structures weak on fire resistance. The materials and design of heritage buildings can increase the expected rate of fire growth and spread. Fire incidents not only result in financial losses but also the priceless heritage hotel’s architecture. They can also severely damage the hotel’s reputation. At the same time, the hotel owners were reluctant to compromise on their guests’ comfort. 

Rawla Narlai aimed to ensure that everyone concerned with the hotel management to all the guests 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. Rawla Narlai 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 through digital media (via mobile app) as the resort was a majestic masterpiece. The installation must not involve any changes to the precious architecture of the heritage hotel.

The Challenges of Rawla Narlai before NFire

In the luxurious hotel, containing variety of rooms with different functions, each calling for specific protective measures. Any civil damage was not possible as the heritage architecture was priceless. The lengthy wiring was estimated to be 5 times the total cost of the system. It was clear that Rawla Narlai needed completely wireless devices that blended in with the building aesthetic. Thick walls of the heritage hotel were a concern for the management team as the efficiency of any solution opted must not be compromised

The difficulty of an unpredicted emergency is often magnified by relatively large number of people inside the building, most of whom are unfamiliar with the building layout, evacuation procedures, or even alarm signals. Guests smoking cigarettes, accidental kitchen fires or malfunction of any electrical appliance can lead to disastrous fires. The materials and design of the heritage hotel could possibly increase the expected rate of fire growth and spread. Fixed installations, non-compliant materials, staircases or unconventional layouts of the amenities can welcome horrifying disasters. 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 Rawla Narlai was to have early detection so the key stakeholders can contribute to life and property safety. Major design considerations for Rawla Narlai 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 Rawla Narlai’s requirements completely. After analyzing the necessities, he recommended NFire Solution to the heritage hotel 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 Rawla Narlai 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 Rawla Narlai. NFire provides the heritage hotel with localized alert with software solution 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. Rawla Narlai 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 building’s standard. They believe that NFire Team highlighted the risks/threats and assured NFire’s seamless functioning. There were 60 rooms in the luxurious hotel apart of the other amenities. N70 panel was installed along with hybrid heat and smoke detectors in every room and lobby. Manual call points (MCPs) and sirens were also installed for emergency and alert purpose. A distinctive feature of N70 panels is that they are the right fit for mega establishments with low cost, easy to install and operate. 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 Rawla Narlai

NFire has proved to be an ideal solution for the Rawla Narlai. They precisely experienced minimal cost for safeguarding the luxury heritage hotel 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 luxury hotel 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, the Rawla Narlai 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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