Light Controls was engaged in 2014 to provide Kent Station with a manually operated alarm system between both Main Platforms and the Concourse. Although there has been a series of redevelopments and expansions in the station, much of the architecture retains the sweeping curves, fired brick and cast-iron girders of its 1893 design.
A Rako system was designed and implemented for the station, with custom-designed pushbutton controllers on the platforms panels at frequent intervals along the main hallways. The system comprises wireless pushbutton controllers on platforms signalling to receivers and bells over 100 Metres away, eliminating the need for hardwiring.
The low-impact installation of the control panels and boxes allowed for a minimum of damage and interference with the striking red-brick interiors, and has been seamlessly incorporated into the modern additions of the building, where space is at a premium.