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01 July 2022

WIRELESS FIRE detection and alarm devices developer Hyfire has appointed Gemma Hand in the role of field sales manager for the South East with responsibility for overseeing the rapid growth of the business in this crucial region, which includes London.

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28 June 2022

FIRE AND life safety systems manufacturer Aico has retained its Company of the Year title at this year’s Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, as well as taking home the prestigious awards for Young Business Person of the Year and Sustainability.

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28 June 2022

AS PART of the company’s ongoing commitment to its ‘Smarter Protection Matters’ philosophy, Siemens has announced the launch of IP8. This is the latest version of Cerberus PRO, the company’s comprehensive EN54-13 approved fire alarm system.

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20 June 2022

A PROMINENT residential development located close to the iconic Tyne Bridge is now protected by over 600 cutting-edge wireless devices supplied by Hyfire in the wake of a comprehensive overhaul of the on-site fire system.

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07 June 2022

KENTEC ELECTRONICS, the manufacturer of life-critical control systems, is celebrating the third anniversary of its Kentec Installation Partner (KIP) Programme. With more than 200 installation business across no fewer than 19 countries now registered on the scheme, the company is now thanking those installers for their support.

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07 June 2022

WIRELESS FIRE detection and alarm solutions developer Hyfire has unveiled a raft of changes to its UK team as the business seeks to build on unprecedented growth in the wireless sector due to evolving fire regulations, increased demand on installers and the ongoing repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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31 May 2022

EKHO, THE newest hybrid wireless fire detection solution developed by life safety systems manufacturer Hochiki, has been installed in six blocks of apartment buildings for a North London Borough to help improve fire detection.

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24 May 2022

FIRE PROTECTION solutions manufacturer Advanced has appointed Iain Stevenson in the role of regional sales manager in order to drive further growth in South East England. He joins the company with over 26 years’ fire industry experience, having worked as a commissioning engineer on a wide range of high-profile projects in central London and the South East region.

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23 May 2022

BEGINNING ON Thursday 26 May, life safety systems developer Aico will host five conferences examining the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology to create healthier and safer homes. With the uptake of technology rapidly increasing across the housing sector, these events will explore the benefits of the IoT and how it contributes to resident well-being, indoor environmental health, sustainable buildings and the transition to net zero.

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10 May 2022

HOCHIKI EUROPE will be demonstrating a range of market-leading products – as well as discussing what the future holds for fire system design, why the industry must think green and how customer insight is driving innovation – at FIREX International 2022, which runs at London’s ExCeL from 17-19 May.

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10 May 2022

AICO HAS expanded its educational offer with the launch of a City & Guilds-assured qualification on the subject of Domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm Systems.

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02 May 2022

LIFE SAFETY systems manufacturer C-TEC is exhibiting at FIREX International 2022. Taking place at London’s ExCeL from 17-19 May, FIREX International is aimed at specifiers, architects, fire safety specialists, contractors, property developers and housing professionals.

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03 May 2022

ONE OF the tallest residential buildings in Liverpool, namely the 26-storey Unity Building, is now protected by cutting-edge Taurus wireless fire devices supplied by manufacturer Hyfire.

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19 April 2022

CSL HAS announced the arrival of its new DualCom Pro 2 fire variants. The latest EN54-certified rire range is now available to order from selected Alarm Receiving Centres and includes DigiAir Pro 2 Fire and GradeShift Pro 2 Fire.

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19 April 2022

TIO FIRE Safety, the software company behind the UK’s first true digital fire logbook, has launched a “fast and focused” asset management tool that’s specifically designed for fire safety service and maintenance businesses.

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11 April 2022

FAMOUS FOR its luxury shopping and extraordinary architecture, the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates plays host to over 3.3 million people in addition to the world’s longest driverless/self-driving single metro line: the Dubai Metro. Hochiki’s sensors are being used on the network to negate false alarms.

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04 April 2022

WATFORD COMMUNITY Housing has upgraded two of its 16-storey tower blocks to a Grade D, LD1 fire detection system using Aico’s technology. The company owns and manages over 5,000 homes and is always striving to implement all of the necessary measures to keep tenants safe.

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04 April 2022

ONE OF the UK’s leading residential property management companies has described how its employees’ workdays have been “transformed” since the decision was taken to roll-out Tio Fire Safety’s true digital fire logbooks across its portfolio of multiple-occupancy sites.

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29 March 2022

RESIDENTS OF the College Bank high-rise development in the heart of Rochdale are now being protected by cutting-edge fire safety systems, with wireless devices having been supplied by Hyfire and installed by ABCA Systems.

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28 February 2022

APOLLO FIRE Detectors has announced an enterprise partnership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This alliance will provide the former’s engineering team with a wide range of support and benefits, with the IET recognising Apollo’s engineers for the professionalism and expertise they bring to the company and the wider fire industry.

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FEATURES

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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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16 July 2021

In the May 2021 edition of Fire Safety Matters (‘On the Bill’, pp20-21), the focus was on Royal Assent for the Fire Safety Bill to become the Fire Safety Act 2021, its implications for the fire sector and for ‘Responsible Persons’. This time around, Stacey Adams delves further into the revamped regulatory environment created by the Act, the implications for existing legislation and reviews the timescales for implementing the new requirements

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12 July 2021

WHEN ELECTRICIANS are required to install fire detection and fire alarm 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) writes Tim Benstead. For domestic installations, such designers may detail what types of alarms should be installed and where and then provide the alarms specified.

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11 July 2021

The protection of large premises from fire presents a specific challenge for system designers. The first issue to address is the rapid and reliable detection of smoke. Experience has shown that optical beam smoke detectors offer an excellent solution. Nigel Ward details how recent developments have made this option even more attractive

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07 July 2021

Those industry professionals visiting Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre in early September to attend Nineteen Group’s Safety and Security Series will be privy to the UK’s largest group of events wholly dedicated to protecting people, property and assets. Here, Fire Safety Matters takes a look at what’s in store for practitioners at The Fire Safety Event

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07 July 2021

From 7-9 September, The Fire Safety Event makes a triumphal return to the NEC in Birmingham, with organiser Nineteen Events promising a show that’s bigger and better than ever. Here, Fire Safety Matters learns all about what’s on offer for visitors and seminar delegates from event director Tristan Norman

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19 May 2021

AS PART of 2021’s Dementia Action Week (which runs from 17-23 May), Claire O’Meara shares some perspectives on how today’s fire safety-centric technology can help safeguard tenants with dementia.

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25 April 2021

With the fire sector one that operates across the devolved nations, Andy Speake outlines why sector professionals should be pushing for greater and clearer legislation that makes requirements consistent as the current situation leaves many who are not experts in the fire arena confused and unsure as to what to fit in terms of system solutions

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01 March 2021

National guidance issued by the Government, the Fire and Rescue Services and other important bodies strongly recommends the level of competency within the fire safety industry that practitioners should be striving to attain. Here, Stephen Adams discusses in detail the current competency landscape

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01 March 2021

Ever since the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, the $64,000 question to be answered is how might the industry solve the myriad safety issues around tall buildings. This question itself poses many further ones and, as Ray Puttock discovers, almost inevitably delivers a multitude of answers

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01 March 2021

Minimising the risk to life as a result of a fire involving external wall systems is crucial, yet in cases of buildings containing flats, alternative housing options can place people in worse living conditions or even leave them without accommodation altogether. Such that people can continue to live in relative safety in their own homes, Ken Bullock explains why interim solutions are vital for mitigating the risk

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14 April 2022

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