UBS is a global firm providing financial services to private, corporate, and institutional clients. UBS is a Financial Services Provider offering corporate finance, equities sales, and trading and equities research services. (UBS South Africa (Pty) Ltd and UBS AG are authorized financial services providers registered with the Financial Services Board.

Our Challenge

UBS is present in all major financial centres and has offices in over 50 countries. In South Africa Agera group was tasked to design and implement a new server room for UBS. The room was fitted out with Vertiv cabinets which are open network rack and server racks., Vertiv downdraft units and an 80KVA UPS. All electrical panels and installation was done by the Agera group.

Our Solution

At UBS we installed 3 x  Vertiv downdraft units for precision cooling. A Vertiv 80 KVA UPS was installed to provide back up power for the server rooms equipment. All electrical cable and DB boards were installed by us and a BMS system was install to monitor all the equipment and sends out a notification. A BMS handles the work of monitoring and recording data for various infrastructure systems. It also adjusts the operation of these systems automatically to maximize the uptime and operating efficiency.


The VESDA VLF-250 detector is a very early warning smoke detector designed to protect small, business-critical environments of less than 250 m2 (2500 sq. ft.). The detector works by continually drawing air into sampling holes in a pipe network. The air is filtered and passed into a detection chamber where light scattering technology detects the presence of very small amounts of smoke. Detector status information is communicated on the detector display and via relays or optional interface cards.

The AT-MZA Multi-Zone Alarm (Leak detection) The AquiTron MZA multiple zone alarm panel is designed for use with all Trace Tek sensing cables and AquiTron sensors to detect liquid. The AT-MZA comes with 2 zones as standard, however, the addition of expansion cards is capable of monitoring up to 8 individual sensing zones, making it a truly versatile p el. The AT-MZA provides both visual and audible indication when a leak or cable fault has occurred. There are relay contacts to connect each zone to other equipment such as BMS, PLC’s, other alarm, and monitoring systems.


We have installed open network Vertiv racks as well as Vertiv server rack to accommodate LAN cabling, fibres, and IT equipment.