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14 September 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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12 September 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. The “pioneering” contract will see the supply of FireAngel’s advanced connected technology, FireAngel Spec Connected, which will cost-effectively provide Ealing Council with a remote monitoring solution that ensures maximum levels of fire and CO detection for tenants.

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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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12 September 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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11 September 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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11 September 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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10 September 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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14 September 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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18 August 2020

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

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07 August 2020

A NETWORK of fire panels supplied by Advanced has been installed at the prestigious Riverside Studios in London’s Hammersmith. Home to a string of hit shows including Celebrity Juice, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Top of the Pops, the Riverside Studios lays claim to being the most modern TV studio in the UK.

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30 July 2020

UK RESIDENTIAL property management and lettings company BRNS Group has partnered with Amthal Fire & Security to deliver on fire maintenance for its extensive London development portfolio.

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21 July 2020

EMS MARKS another first with its recent launch of the Wireless Door Controller (WDC). Certified to meet BS: 7273-4, the WDC integrates seamlessly into EMS FireCell as a fully addressable device.

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20 July 2020

THE RAPID installation time of Hyfire’s wireless fire systems has allowed a famous bar and B&B to upgrade its fire protection during Covid-19 lockdown.

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20 July 2020

KENTEC ELECTRONICS has added Building Automation and Control Network (BACnet) protocol support to its Vizulinx alarm management solution, to facilitate smart, coordinated and efficient responses to fire incidents.

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20 July 2020

ONE OF Sudan’s most prestigious education institutions, Sudan University, has completed the development of its Faculty of Pharmacy with the installation of an innovative and adjustable fire alarm system.

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20 July 2020

FFE LTD has produced the industry’s first one-minute auto-aligning smoke beam detector, Fireray One.

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17 July 2020

WITH THE COVID-19 outbreak leading to the cancellation of its upcoming training sessions, detectortesters is now using an online platform to provide training.

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17 July 2020

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY Ltd can now offer fire protected monitors after it announced the launch of its BLO-Line now with touch.

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17 July 2020

THANKS TO innovative thinking from ADJ Fire and Security, thermometric temperature-measuring thermal bullet cameras supplied by Hikvision are emboldening fire safety for Recycling Lives, a company which combines its charity work with operations as a scrap metal and waste recycling business.

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14 July 2020

A KEY factory in Sudan’s cement-making industry has been fitted with a variety of custom-made life safety solutions courtesy of Hochiki Europe.

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FEATURES

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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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11 August 2020

IN THIS exclusive interview for Fire Safety Matters and the Nineteen Group, 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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21 August 2019

THERE IS still more to be done when it comes to maintaining residential safety and compliance, says Simon North.

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15 August 2019

We sit down with Fire Safety North content director Mark Sennett to learn why the event is a must attend at EventCity, Manchester on 8-9 October 2019.

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19 August 2019

Not all multi-sensors are created equal and it has come to light that in the absence of standard ratification, some are lacking when it comes to approvals. Mark Jones explores the potential dangers this issue poses.

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06 August 2019

Fighting fires in remote locations, such as offshore wind farms, has its obvious dangers and so fire detection and prevention, as well as rescue plans for stranded operators need to be second to none. Here, Tony Hanley looks at some of the issues that need addressing.

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