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13 November 2020

LIFE SAFETY solutions manufacturer Hochiki Europe has received content accreditation from the Fire Industry Association (FIA) for three of its Continuing Professional Development (CPD)-certified life safety webinars.

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10 November 2020

A NETWORK of 10 MxPro 5 fire panels supplied by fire safety systems developer Advanced has been installed to protect London’s famous Lloyds Building as part of a phased upgrade project designed to cover all areas of the landmark 14-storey structure.

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08 November 2020

HONEYWELL HAS launched the first tools from its new suite of Connected Life Safety Services (CLSS), the company’s first all-in-one cloud platform designed for fire safety systems. Built on the Honeywell Forge platform, the CLSS suite enables fire technicians to minimise disruption, prove compliance and also reduce the time needed for design, installation, commissioning, inspection, maintenance and reporting of life safety systems.

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10 November 2020

WIRELESS FIRE detection and alarms specialist Hyfire has supplied over 500 devices that underpin a complete renewal of the fire protection system at St Albans Civic Centre, itself a landmark building in the heart of the historic cathedral city that resides to the East of Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire.

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26 October 2020

COMELIT’S SPECIALIST fire division has met the approval levels stipulated by the stringent EN54-13 for its analogue addressable fire detection system. The Italian security specialist also provides a range of specialist fire solutions, including conventional systems that are particularly suited to fire detection in smaller facilities and those buildings with simple layouts.

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15 October 2020

C-TEC’s NEW Hush ActiV BS 5839-6 Grade C domestic fire alarm systems are providing top-grade fire protection at several Ministry of Defence (MoD)-managed residential properties in North Wales.

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15 October 2020

LIFE SAFETY solutions manufacturer Hochiki Europe has launched a new range of hybrid wireless fire detection and alarm systems. The Ekho product range is EN54-25 approved and RED compliant and “takes hybrid wireless fire detection to new levels” of reliability, flexibility and performance.

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20 October 2020

A NETWORK of fire panels supplied by intelligent fire safety systems developer Advanced has been installed as part of a campus-wide system replacement at Imperial College London.

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05 October 2020

APOLLO FIRE Detectors has launched a new Leasing Programme in partnership with Shire Leasing to offer simple and flexible finance options for installing or upgrading fire alarm systems without an initial capital outlay.

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27 September 2020

APOLLO FIRE Detectors, the specialist fire safety solutions provider, has launched a new market insight programme specifically designed to assist the business in continuing to deliver innovative fire safety products and the highest standards of customer service.

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05 October 2020

FIRE PROTECTION equipment manufacturer Bull Products is taking site safety to new heights during the expansion of the University of Brighton’s largest campus. The company is helping to safeguard the workforce of construction firm Bouygues UK as it delivers the multi-million pound development for Uliving, the student accommodation specialist.

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05 October 2020

COMELIT UK has become a member of the British Standards Institution (BSI), thereby enabling the company’s fire division to benefit from access to the latest high-performance standards as well as Government-influenced industry thinking.

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05 October 2020

FIREANGEL HAS agreed a partnership with Ealing Council in conjunction with CEF to deliver one of the largest Internet of Things (IoT) roll-outs of its kind currently available in the UK.

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12 September 2020

HOTEL BILYAN Beach is located on the South Beach of the historic town of Nessebar in Bulgaria and attracts thousands of guests annually to its luxurious facilities. Having recently become part of the SENTIDO prestige hotel chain, the hotel underwent a complete renovation, which included the implementation of a new fire detection system from Hochiki Europe.

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05 October 2020

C-TEC’s CAST and Hush Pro fire alarm systems have been installed to safeguard a cluster of commercial and residential properties in Llangollen, Wales.

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20 October 2020

LUMINITE ELECTRONICS, the manufacturer of wireless and hard-wired PIR detectors, has launched its Nexus Fire Alert wireless critical alert system which is specifically for installation on construction sites where, by law, there must be a visual and audible alert system for fire outbreaks.

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05 October 2020

MARLOWE FIRE & Security has announced the opening of the company’s new Head Office facility at Lowry House which is located in the Salford Quays area of Greater Manchester. Established back in 1982, the business (at the time known as Swift) was acquired by Marlowe plc in 2016 and rebranded as Marlowe Fire & Security two years ago following the merger with Cornwall-based fire protection systems provider Hentland.

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05 October 2020

NO LESS than 96 intelligent addressable MxPro 5 fire alarm control panels and 34 custom AdSpecials panels from Advanced are being installed at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester as part of a comprehensive fire safety systems upgrade.

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05 October 2020

LIFE SAFETY solutions developer Hochiki Europe has hosted a virtual roundtable in which experts discussed the pressing issues that surround life safety in the UK’s educational facilities. The online panel talk, available to watch online, comes as part of the manufacturer’s efforts to uphold high standards within the fire safety sector and support its industry partners in doing the same.

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05 October 2020

APOLLO FIRE Detectors has released a firmware update for the Apollo Test Set.

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FEATURES

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02 October 2020

With the word ‘smart’ now appearing in front of almost anything, including speakers, cars, heating systems, televisions and even fridges, what are the criteria that dictate or otherwise certify the use of ‘smart’ as a prefix when applied to the built environment? Ray Puttock airs his views on the matter

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02 October 2020

Fires impacting refurbishment projects, such as the catastrophic blaze that broke out at the Notre Dame Cathedral in April last year, remain at the forefront of people’s minds as a direct result of the myriad news headlines they generate. Here, Tony Obadipe outlines the key issues to think about in terms of fire safety regimes for building and refurbishment projects

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02 October 2020

On Wednesday 29 July, Fire Safety Matters ran another event in its popular webinar series, this time focused on ‘Ensuring Compliance and Improving Efficiency of Fire Alarm Systems’ and featuring detailed input from solution specialists at LAN Control Systems. Brian Sims reports on proceedings

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30 September 2020

THE RECENT publication of the Government’s draft Building Safety Bill confirms its commitment to putting safety at the heart of all future building design and development. Here, Ges Wallace discusses the document and what it could mean for the future of our built environment.

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28 August 2020

DESPITE THE easing of some of the restrictions around the Coronavirus, there remains a strong emphasis on keeping workplaces COVID-19 secure, with companies who fail to comply facing criminal prosecution. Ian McKinnon discusses what this means for employers and explains what can be done to promote compliance throughout the supply chain.

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01 October 2020

In an exclusive interview for Fire Safety Matters, Western Business Media’s CEO Mark Sennett chats with Paul Pope (Group business development director at Global Fire Equipment and also a director of the Fire Industry Association) and Mike Tobin (chair of the Independent Fire Engineering and Distributors Association) about the current ‘State of the Nation’ in the UK’s fire industry. The impact of COVID-19, the overriding need for competency and the likely effects of Brexit are very much under the microscope

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20 July 2020

FIRES CAN realise short-term and long-term devastation on data processing operations, but also reach far beyond the Data Centre itself, impacting Data Centre customers, their customers and so on. Here, Richard Taylor examines the key points to consider when formulating a fire safety strategy.

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13 July 2020

THE DISPARITIES between Approved Document B (Fire Safety) Volume 1 and the recent revision of Part 6 of BS 5839 present housing providers with varying guidelines on the minimum requirement of fire safety provisions their property portfolio should currently specify. Ian Ballinger outlines why housing providers should consider pairing an LD1 Category specification with the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence to future-proof their housing portfolio.

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10 July 2020

What are the benefits of today’s beam detection systems for end users? Where are these solutions commonly installed? Importantly, what’s in the pipeline for the next generation of such systems? Fire Safety Matters finds out the answers to these key questions and more in conversation with Nigel Ward.

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02 July 2020

AS AN industry, we’re now well versed and experienced in the value of sprinkler systems. Here, James Broadest explains precisely why it’s crucial to deliver continuing education on this matter so Government bodies and building owners alike recognise the truism that substantial costs – and lives – can be saved thanks to retrofitted fire sprinklers.

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30 June 2020

On Wednesday 20 May, Fire Safety Matters ran a further webinar in the magazine’s hugely popular ongoing series. This time around delivered in conjunction with FFE, the hour-long broadcast focused on protecting large premises from fire by dint of using infrared optical beam smoke detectors. Brian Sims addresses the essential points that emerged.

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29 June 2020

Arguably, there’s no other danger that can imperil heritage buildings as totally and as swiftly as an outbreak of fire. Notwithstanding the serious risk posed to life, a fire is capable of wholly consuming and destroying historic buildings and their precious contents. With this in mind, Adam Welton examines the key points to be observed in relation to fire prevention and detection.

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29 June 2020

UK fire safety law states that property must be ‘equipped with appropriate fire detectors and alarms’, but the legislation takes a broad approach and fails to offer specific recommendations for heritage buildings. That being so, Mark Taylor offers his recommendations for how fire can be prevented and detected in historical buildings

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29 June 2020

FOLLOWING THE enforced lockdown restrictions introduced to help combat the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) took the decision to continue to offer certification by embracing new technology and migrating to remote auditing procedures. With the remote audit process now having been in place for three months, the organisation recently spoke with Heather Martin – operations manager at SSAIB-registered firm Southern Fire Alarms Ltd – to discuss its own remote audit conducted during the height of lockdown in April.

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26 May 2020

IN LIGHT of the lockdown restrictions introduced by the Government in a bid to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) decided to continue offering certification services by dint of embracing new technology and migrating to remote auditing. With the new process having been in place for the last two months, Fire Safety Matters reviews what has happened to date.

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11 May 2020

THE PROLIFERATION of false fire alarms places a huge burden on Fire and Rescue Services. Understanding false fire alarm causes and taking steps to prevent them can help reduce false dispatches, as Jim O’Dwyer duly explains.

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23 April 2020

IN THESE rather challenging and somewhat surreal times for us all, Andy Hicks examines precisely why now is most definitely not the time to neglect fire safety on construction sites and temporary Coronavirus-related facilities.

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23 March 2020

As our buildings and the way in which we put them to use become more complex, the challenges of safely evacuating occupants also increase. The latest analogue addressable fire panels give fire engineers, specifiers and end users more control and peace of mind than ever, delivering unprecedented levels of performance and accuracy, explains Paul Duffy

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23 March 2020

Nick Rutter explores how the latest developments in internet-connected smoke and heat alarms are offering Fire and Rescue Services the opportunity to provide individuals with preventative, rather than reactive, fire safety measures

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14 October 2019

Kevin Swann discusses the latest developments in the technology being used to protect complex premises, and what manufacturers can do to help installers capitalise on that technology.

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