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07 June 2024

FIRE SAFETY and security solutions provider Chubb is celebrating two decades of supporting Cork City’s largest shopping complex, namely the Mahon Point Shopping Centre, by providing vital life safety solutions.

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07 June 2024

SIEMENS HAS further strengthened its UK and Ireland sales team with the appointment of Steve Knight as regional sales manager for fire products with responsibility for the Midlands and South West.

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27 May 2024

AJAX SYSTEMS has become a member company of the Fire Industry Association (FIA). The FIA, of course, is the largest fire protection-focused Trad Association in Europe and plays a crucial role in improving fire safety standards. By joining the FIA, Ajax Systems realises opportunities for collaboration with more than 1,000 industry members.

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04 June 2024

STAMFORD BRIDGE, the West London home of Chelsea Football Club, now boasts an upgraded fire safety system thanks to TP Fire & Security Ltd’s installation of Advanced’s equipment, ensuring protection and peace of mind for fans and members of staff.

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26 May 2024

DIAMOND SYSTEMS, one of Siemens Building Products’ highly valued partners, has produced a video designed to illustrate the importance of manufacturers and installers working closely together to realise the optimum solutions for protecting buildings from the threat of fire.

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20 May 2024

DETECTORTESTERS – ITSELF a portfolio company of Inflexion Private Equity Partners – has announced the acquisition of The Hose Monster Company, the Illinois-based flow testing equipment manufacturer.

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14 May 2024

AMPAC EUROPE, the specialist developer of fire detection and evacuation solutions, is taking part in the Fire Industry Association’s (FIA) Fire Safety Summit, which runs at the Convention Centre in Dublin on 20 June from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm.

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14 May 2024

APOLLO FIRE Detectors has unveiled its latest breakthrough in fire detection technology with the introduction of the Soteria Tri-Sensor detector. The product integrates cutting-edge dual optical sensing technology with a centrally located heat thermistor and a CO sensor, offering “unparalleled accuracy” in detecting smoke particles, while effectively discriminating against false alarm stimuli.

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14 May 2024

HOCHIKI EUROPE has confirmed the continuation of its partnership with the Banham Academy, the provider of fire safety engineering apprenticeships. This renewed commitment comes in the form of a significant donation of additional fire safety equipment, further enhancing the Banham Academy’s ability to train the next generation of fire safety specialists.

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30 April 2024

VOX IGNIS has launched its new unified PAVA system, designated Unicorn Voice, after receiving the global first UL certification to EN 54-16, the European standard specifying the requirements for voice alarm controls and other equipment used in fire detection and fire alarm systems.

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18 April 2024

UPWARDS OF 4,000 industry leaders, tech experts and policymakers will convene at Manchester Central this July for Siemens’ Transform 2024 to explore digital and sustainable transformation, including the contribution that fire protection systems and Building Management Systems can realise.

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18 April 2024

MILLWOOD FIRE Engineering (the marketing name for Millwood Servicing Ltd) has marked the milestone of 30 years of successful trading by becoming a Certified B Corporation. The certification follows on from B Lab verifying the company’s ongoing commitment to excellent “social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency”.

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16 April 2024

CYGNUS ALERT is badged as the “perfect remote notification and monitoring complement” to Cygnus’ 100% wireless and EN 54-certified SmartNet range of fire detection and alarm systems.

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15 April 2024

LIFE SAFETY solutions developer Kentec Electronics has introduced a range of new features to its “cutting-edge” Taktis analogue addressable fire alarm control panel, which can be deployed in a wide range of applications including schools, hospitals, multi-site retail and Critical National Infrastructure projects, as well as commercial and industrial facilities.

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15 April 2024

FIRE PROTECTION solutions manufacturer Advanced has supplied intelligent fire panels and evacuation alert systems for a mixed-use development located at prestigious One Victoria Square in the heart of Birmingham and adjoining One Swallow Street as part of a major refurbishment to Grade A specifications.

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15 April 2024

THE NATIONAL Security Inspectorate (NSI), the dedicated certification body for fire and security solution providers in the UK, has been appointed as an Event Partner of The Fire Safety Event, the Nineteen Group-organised show taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from 30 April-2 May.

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22 April 2024

CYGNUS – THE developer of 100% wireless, EN 54-certified fire detection and alarm systems – is returning to The Fire Safety Event. Following the success of its SmartNet fire detection and alarm system range, the company will debut its remote notification and monitoring platform, designated Cygnus ALERT, on Stand D10 in Hall 5 at the NEC in Birmingham.

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03 April 2024

HOCHIKI EUROPE is gearing up to display its comprehensive fire safety solutions at The Fire Safety Event 2024, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 30 April-2 May. Visitors to Stand E35 in Hall 5 will be able to learn about Hochiki Europe’s commitment to innovative technology and “unparalleled” life safety systems and devices.

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22 April 2024

BULL PRODUCTS, the provider of temporary fire protection solutions for the construction industry and other applications, will be exhibiting on Stand D10 in Hall 5 at The Fire Safety Event 2024, which runs from 30 April-2 May at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

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01 April 2024

EURALARM HAS welcomed Detectortesters – the Hertfordshire-based designer and manufacturer of functional testing solutions for fire safety systems – as its newest member. The company will now become a member of Euralarm’s Fire Section and Services Section.

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FEATURES

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04 March 2024

IN THE realm of fire detection and alarm systems, the visible costs associated with their purchase often represent merely the tip of the iceberg. The true cost of ownership, asserts Max Jones, encompasses a spectrum of factors that extend far beyond the initial installation price.

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22 February 2024

CRAIG TAYLOR examines how systems integration not only facilitates the early detection of potential fire hazards, but also enables swift and co-ordinated responses, in turn minimising the risk of damage and ensuring the well-being of students and staff alike within the educational setting.

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10 July 2023

EN 54-23 WAS published in the UK in 2010 and became mandatory on 1 January 2014. After that time, any visual alarm device (VAD) newly installed and used as the primary means of warning as part of a fire alarm system has to conform with this standard. Mike Sutton has the detail.

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20 June 2023

OVER THE last few years, the use of multi-sensor detectors has grown in popularity. Due to such detectors’ ability to detect fire at the earliest possible opportunity by combining multiple sensors within one device, installers and end users alike are reaping the benefits, particularly so as they’ve been proven to reduce the UK’s multimillion-pound economic headache of false alarms. Ian Humby elaborates on the fine detail.

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30 January 2023

THROUGHOUT 2022, as Tony Boyle observes, many notable topics came to the fore within social housing, but have we lost sight of one of the basics when it comes to not only compliance, but also improving the safety of others? Moving into 2023, it’s crucial to recognise and respect the fundamentals regarding safety within the residential environment.

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09 December 2022

WAREHOUSE FIRES have the potential to be devastating, posing a threat to life, destroying business operations and exerting a detrimental impact on the supply chain. Ahead of the busy Christmas period, Neil Eves offers some Best Practice advice when it comes to fire safety strategies.

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16 November 2022

THE COST of living is at an all-time high just now, so as a business owner how can you deliver a price increase announcement for your customers? Here, Simon Tushingham Jones provides key tips on how to do just that, as well as explaining an effective way in which to increase costs without losing valuable customers.

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23 September 2022

OVER THE last decade, carbon monoxide poisoning has caused an average of 162 deaths yearly in the UK. That’s equivalent to one life being lost every few days. Here, Ian Ballinger shares some expert insight on achieving carbon monoxide compliance and future-proofing properties.

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13 September 2022

THE LAST year has witnessed significant changes regarding the legal requirements for smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) protection for all types of residential dwellings throughout the UK, including both owned and rented properties, but concerning disparities remain regarding the minimum level of protection required throughout each country and property type. Ian Ballinger and Craig Drinkald discuss the situation in some detail.

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11 July 2022

FOLLOWING THE Grenfell Tower disaster in June 2017, where 72 people lost their lives, high-rise building owners and operators across the UK have been charged with ensuring that fire safety and evacuation procedures are the absolute best they can be in their buildings. What’s the current state of play? Hochiki Europe has the detail.

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28 May 2022

THE INTERNET of Things, Artificial Intelligence, connected data, wireless systems and Government guidance are all going to play their part in how fire safety evolves during the remainder of this year and into 2023. Nick Rutter shares his predictions for the sector.

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28 May 2022

ON TUESDAY 29 March at 10.30 am, Fire Safety Matters hosted another webinar in its ongoing CPD series. The focus on this occasion was ‘Flexible Evacuation Solutions to Meet BS 8629’. Brian Sims reviews what was said on the day by subject matter experts from webinar sponsor Advanced and Veritas Fire Support Services.

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28 May 2022

THE SUBJECT of competency in relation to fire safety was brought to the fore in the wake of Grenfell Tower and Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. Here, Justin Maltby-Smith discusses the importance of confirming competency and individuals’ responsibilities within the ‘golden thread’ of fire safety.

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28 May 2022

THE LATEST research involving UK heating engineers has identified a significant increase in the number of dangerous appliances across the nation being installed or poorly maintained due to the repercussions of COVID-19, with many individuals delaying crucial annual servicing. Steve Boggis and Craig Drinkald outline how every area of the industry can work together to ensure the highest standards of protection.

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28 May 2022

ON TUESDAY 23 November last year, the Government published the results of a consultation proposing an extension to regulations for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms applicable to all rented properties within England. Andy Speake explains the requirements of the new legislation and outlines how to comply.

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28 May 2022

EVERY FALSE fire alarm is costly, but in a COVID-aware world, there’s now even more pressure on management teams operating in the leisure, retail and hospitality industries to prevent such alarms occurring at their premises. Liam Hunt elaborates on the detail.

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28 May 2022

COOKING EQUIPMENT, careless smoking and electrical malfunctions are three of the leading causes of fires in hotels. Aside from the serious threat to life and property posed by genuine fires, Neil Parkin observes why any failure to provide and maintain high-quality fire protection measures can realise other equally dire consequences.

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28 May 2022

WHEN ELECTRICIANS are required to install fire alarm and fire detection systems within domestic premises, it’s often the case that the design of such systems is effectively undertaken by others (for example, manufacturers or housebuilders). Is that the best way forward in terms of meeting British Standards? Tim Benstead investigates.

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28 May 2022

EVER SINCE the first wireless-based detection technologies were installed more than 20 years ago, manufacturers have been innovating to convince an often sceptical audience that such systems are at least comparable, and in some ways superior, to their hardwired cousins, as Derrick Hall duly observes.

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11 October 2021

IN JUNE 2017, the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, a block of flats in West London, claimed the lives of 72 people. In the aftermath of the episode, questions were asked about the safety and security of high-rise buildings, writes Michael Knibbs.

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14 April 2022

The multilayer PCB segment is a big part of our production. In order to support this important segment, we have developed long-standing relationships with a broad factory base. The factories are carefully selected in our sourcing process.

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