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Equistone Partners Europe agrees to acquire perimeter protection specialist Heras

Equistone Partners Europe, one of Europe’s leading mid-market private equity firms, has agreed to acquire Heras from CRH plc. Heras, which is headquartered in Oirschot in the Netherlands, is a leading provider of perimeter protection solutions. The financial terms of the...
Posted On 31 Jul 2019
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FIA Technical Briefing

When selecting a detector there can be a number of issues that arise from choosing the wrong type of detector for the area it needs to protect from fire. For those that perhaps have less experience in this area, it can become confusing. Do you use an optical smoke detector,...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
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FLEXIDOME IP Starlight 8000i fixed dome cameras from Bosch “deliver clear advantages” for end users

Bosch continues to apply the latest technology to advance the performance of its security devices and deliver clear advantages for end users and installers. This is typified by the launch of the company’s new FLEXIDOME IP Starlight 8000i fixed dome cameras, which provide...
Posted On 10 Apr 2019
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FIA Technical Briefing

Becoming qualified is a vital process in demonstrating competence in the fire industry, writes Ian Moore. Fire safety has to be taken seriously, as we’ve seen from the many devastating fires in the news over the last year or two (Grenfell Tower immediately springs to mind...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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BAFE unveils “groundbreaking” scheme focused on kitchen fire protection systems

BAFE has unveiled the detail underpinning its latest scheme to be made available for third party certification assessment. Over the last couple of years, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers has been developing BAFE SP206, a new third party...
Posted On 22 Oct 2018
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FIA Technical Briefing

Reading and understanding British Standards and Codes of Practice is the fire safety specialist’s bread and butter, but sometimes there are pitfalls that it can be easy to fall into. The Fire Industry Association has recently produced guidance about BS 7273-4:2015 and its...
Posted On 09 Oct 2018
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Focusing on Improved Total Cost of Ownership

Total Cost of Ownership is a hot topic in security circles and frames a dialogue that manufacturers are increasingly having with specifiers, installers and end users alike, writes John Davies. The days of shifting cheap boxes are long gone as the market, very sensibly, has...
Posted On 22 May 2018
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Remote Monitoring: Achieving Maximum Benefits for End Users

Here, Jonathan Sturley explains in detail how close working relationships formed with installers can ensure that end users achieve maximum benefit from their investment in a remotely monitored video surveillance system without having to live with the consequences of false alarms...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017
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prEN 16763 approval by CEN/CENELEC heralds “game-changer” for fire and security sector

Approval of the prEN 16763 standard has been announced by CEN/CENELEC in the wake of “overwhelmingly positive” votes cast by national standardisation bodies. Euralarm welcomes the adoption of this European standard which it has long supported, with its members now...
Posted On 18 Oct 2016
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Government approves Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship Assessment Plan

The Government has now approved the Assessment Plan for the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technician Apprenticeship. The Assessment Plan sets out how fire, emergency and security systems-focused apprentices will be assessed, and specifically detail...
Posted On 23 Aug 2016
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