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Best Practice in Managing and Reducing False Fire Alarms

The proliferation of false fire alarms places a huge burden on the Fire and Rescue Service. Understanding false fire alarm causes and taking steps to prevent them can help reduce false dispatches, as Jim O’Dwyer explains.  The threat of fire is known to all. There’s...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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Vimpex acquires legal rights and ownership of Sigma Fire and Security

As of 31 January 2020, Vimpex Limited (the specialist manufacturer of fire evacuation, signalling and building infrastructure system products) has acquired the legal rights and ownership of Sigma Fire and Security and its brands Smart+Guard and Smart+Cage from Evac+Chair...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020
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FIA Technical Briefing

For those working within the security sector who may be unfamiliar with fire protection products, EN54 is the series of standards for fire detection and alarm systems. Most of the standards in this series are related to individual product types. These standards define the...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018
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“Conclusive evidence” shows multi-sensor detectors to be better at false alarm rejection

Research pioneered by the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and its members has realised some “momentous discoveries” in the field of fire detection and alarms, with the firmly-held belief that more sophisticated multi-sensor detectors really are more effective at...
Posted On 13 Mar 2018
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Fire detection and alarm system developers “worried” by shift in EU standardisation approach

Euralarm members within standardisation body CEN/TC 72 are questioning the impact of a newly-enforced standardisation procedure on the quality of fire detection products across Europe. They’re determined to support CEN/TC 72 and work hand in hand with the European...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016
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Smart thinking at Birmingham City University drives sustainability and system interoperability

Playing host to over 23,500 students from 80 different countries, Birmingham City University is one of the largest universities in the UK. Steeped in rich heritage, this learning establishment constantly invests in improvements to its facilities, ensuring that students benefit...
Posted On 14 Mar 2016
VAD23 is the latest fire safety solution from Vimpex
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FIREX International 2015: What’s in store for end user visitors to ExCeL London?

Vimpex, Kentec, Fireco, FFE, Geofire and Eaton are among the many exhibitors attending FIREX International 2015, which runs at ExCeL London from 16-18 June. Risk UK examines the raft of new solutions that will be on display. The new Vimpex VAD23 range of EN54-23 visual alarm...
Posted On 13 Jun 2015