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13 January 2022

KENTEC ELECTRONICS will be using Intersec 2022 as a platform to showcase how its latest wireless detection technology and Sigma and Taktis control panels have been designed to make the lives of installers and end users that much easier.

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12 January 2022

AMTHAL FIRE & Security has completed its acquisition of majority shares in Integrated Protection Maintenance Services Ltd, the Midlands-based provider of fire safety and security solutions.

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12 January 2022

COMELIT-PAC has upgraded its entire fire system range with the launch of LogiFire, which represents “a complete technical and aesthetic evolution” of the company’s addressable platforms.

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12 January 2022

FIVE NEW tower blocks constructed at the University of Brighton’s Moulsecoomb Campus are being protected by a fault-tolerant network of MxPro 5 fire panels supplied by Advanced.

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23 December 2021

AICO HAS announced the launch of its very own awards ceremony, namely the Community Awards. Designed to recognise excellence within social housing and the local community, the Aico | HomeLINK Community Awards boast 11 different categories, all of which are now open to entries.

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12 December 2021

ONE OF the UK’s fastest growing and most quirky fashion retailers, namely Sock Snob, has selected cutting-edge Taurus wireless fire devices from Hyfire to protect its flagship warehouse in Leicestershire.

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12 December 2021

FOLLOWING ON from a recent Government consultation process, the regulations for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in England are set to expand for both privately and socially rented homes. The amendments will seek to increase resident safety and bring more consistency to regulations between the rental sectors.

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06 December 2021

A HOST of fire and life safety solutions from Advanced have been installed to protect 26,000 square metres of Grade A office space in Dubai’s Mohammed Bin Rashid City. EN 54-approved Axis EN fire panels with integrated voice evacuation and fire telephone systems are installed across four seven-storey office buildings at the prestigious Dubai Hills Estate Business Park.

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29 November 2021

DESPITE THE global supply chain crisis and the ensuing shortage of electronics components, wireless fire device manufacturer Hyfire has pledged to fulfil all customer orders within one to two days, including smoke detectors, Call Points and other devices from its flagship Taurus range.

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16 November 2021

SECTOR PROFESSIONALS working at Aico, the home life safety solutions developer, have been selected for key positions at the Fire Industry Association (FIA) following the 2021 FIA Annual General Meeting (AGM). Voted for by FIA members, the appointments will provide a fantastic opportunity for Aico to further support the fire industry.

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22 November 2021

DURING THE initial COVID-19 lockdown, Apollo Fire Detectors showed dedication to educating its customers by quickly creating a variety of free online courses. Due to the continued high demand for the courses as life ‘returns to normal’, the company has now made all of its product-focused webinars available on demand.

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15 November 2021

ONE OF the new recommendations in BS 5839-9:2021 for emergency voice communication systems (EVCS) is the provision of a correctly orientated diagrammatic representation of the building showing the master station and outstations. QDOS is actively assisting end users with such vital planning.

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15 November 2021

A QUICKZONE conventional fire alarm system designed and supplied by Advanced has been installed at BlocHaus Climbing, Manchester’s newest bouldering wall. An array of facilities at the East Manchester site include 130 climbable boulders, a routing roof and an on-site café.

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14 November 2021

THE FIRST residential installations of an all-new fire detection system that’s able to detect a fire before cladding is breached have now been completed, allowing for the removal of ‘Waking Watch’ patrols and their associated costs.

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09 November 2021

GLOBAL WIRELESS fire detection and alarms developer Hyfire has appointed Mark Piert as regional sales manager for the UK Central region covering the Midlands and surrounding areas. Piert will now oversee the management of existing partners and the development of new client relationships for the business, which has recently launched the Taurus range of wireless fire devices.

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06 November 2021

LIFE SAFETY solutions developer Aico has just introduced its HomeLINK Environmental Sensors. Designed to create better maintained, healthier and energy efficient homes, Aico’s Environmental Sensors are discreet and secure and placed throughout a given dwelling to monitor temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide levels.

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04 November 2021

KENTEC ELECTRONICS, the manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has released its Sigma ZXT single-area extinguishing control panel for general purchase following full BETA field testing in the UK, Europe and South Africa that has demonstrated “optimum installer and end user satisfaction” levels.

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02 November 2021

AICO WAS honoured to receive Her Royal Highness Princess Anne as a guest at the fire and carbon monoxide protection system specialist’s headquarters on Friday 8 October. Her Royal Highness’ arrival on site was in recognition of the company’s impact as a prominent business in Shropshire.

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18 October 2021

FIRE PROTECTION solutions supplied by Advanced have been installed to safeguard approximately 140,000 square feet of Grade A office space located at Westferry House, which sits within the Canary Wharf Estate of London’s Docklands.

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04 October 2021

THE RESIDENTS of a London tower block awaiting the replacement of potentially dangerous cladding can sleep soundly following the installation of a Taurus wireless fire system provided by Hyfire.

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FEATURES

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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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01 March 2021

In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and with the myriad impacts of Brexit already beginning to be felt, Paul Pope explores some of the key challenges facing the UK’s fire sector and pinpoints various ways in which the latter can ably and determinedly prepare for the future

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01 March 2021

Evacuation alert systems are a new type of fire alarm designed for the UK market and described in BS 8629. They’re just one of the many changes being made to the fire safety landscape in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy that occurred on 14 June 2017. Andy Scott evaluates the fine detail

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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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