Author - Maple Armor

Société des Alcools du Québec

The Société des Alcools du Québec, simply known as SAQ, is a government corporation whose mandate is to sell alcoholic beverages and whose mission is to provide superior service to the Quebec public by offering a broad range of quality products. The SAQ at Brossard’s busy corner of Taschereau and Pelletier boulevards urgently needed to change their broken fire control panel. Our partners at Safety First were tasked with this responsibility. The SAQ’s existing conventional panel was replaced with a brand-new Maple Armor FW106 intelligent addressable Control Panel. Furthermore, horns were replaced, and a manual station was also installed. The retrofit system consisted of heat detectors, smoke detectors, smoke ducts, horns, and manual stations. Due to the ease of installation of our products, this particular installation took a mere 8 hours to complete. Maple Armor provided Safety First with cost effective options to fit their project’s needs. We’ve received positive feedback from the SAQ who have confirmed that their panel was installed flawlessly and has been successfully up and running without any issues.

Henry Leland House

The Henry Leland House in Kamloops, BC provides a safe and affordable place to live for marginalized Kamloops residents with a history of homelessness and addiction. In partnership with the Interior Health Authority, they offer programs with the appropriate support staff to assist the residents of the building with basic life skills.

The Henry Leland House was running into issues with their existing 30-year-old panel. Facing constant intermittent troubles, their system had truly become a nuisance to the owner and operator. As such, they reached out to our partners at Phoenix Fire and requested an upgrade.

Installed over a two-day period by two technicians, their new system now includes Maple Armor’s FW106 control panel, the FW511 smoke detector, the FW521 heat detector, the FW721 manual station, the FW962 Horn/Strobes. The system also required Maple Armor’s FW811 Input module, FW831 Relay Module, and the FW851 Isolator Module.

The installation was completed without any issues or delays and the client was truly impressed with the installation’s execution. Furthermore, we’ve received some great feedback from the electrical contractor who was grateful for the larger cabinet and modular features of our panel.


Trade Winds Terrace

Managed by ASK Wellness, Trade Winds Terrace is a retirement home located in Merritt BC and offers residence independent living options as well as a variety of amenities and services.

When their discontinued system died overnight, they reached out to the team at Phoenix Fire to complete the emergency replacement. Thanks to the inventory they had on-hand and their prompt response, Phoenix Fire was able to provide them with Maple Armor solutions and same-day service!

The new system now includes the FW106 control panel as well as the FW122 compact annunciator, Maple Armor’s FW511 smoke detectors and FW521 heat detectors, the FW721 manual stations, the FW962 Horn/Strobes, and FW971 horns. The system also required the FW811 Input Module, the FW831 Relay Module, and the FW851 Isolator Module.

The installation was completed over two days by two technicians. They did not run into any issues or delays. Despite their initial reservations about our line given their unfamiliarity with our products, we’ve received some awesome feedback from the electrical contractor who’s trust and confidence in our products grew as he worked through our spacious cabinet and liked how easy our modules were to work with!

We love turning doubters into believers!



Maple Armor’s Team participated at the Annual CFAA QC on November 6th. There are more than 400 fire professionals and experts who attended the Meeting, including fire device manufacturer representatives, engineers, fire marshals, technicians and business partners. This was a great opportunity for technical training and get together. Thank you, Maple Armor team, for your participation.