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ASSA ABLOY Door Group unveils detail of Openings Studio BIM software

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is changing the building landscape, bringing with it improvements in design, specification, delivery and asset management. According to NBS’ National BIM Report 2019, 96% of contractors plan to use BIM in the next five years, but there appears...
Posted On 18 Dec 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
Brendan McGarrity
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Brendan McGarrity joins Evolution as head of business’ Risk and Design Division

Evolution, the integrated fire and security business, has appointed Brendan McGarrity as head of the company’s dedicated Risk and Design Division to provide industry-leading security design and specification services to third party integrators, installers and clients....
Posted On 01 Feb 2018
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Code of Practice for CCTV installations updated by National Security Inspectorate

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has launched a new edition of its CCTV Code of Practice for the design, installation and maintenance of CCTV surveillance systems: NCP 104 Issue 3. This edition includes guidance on protecting systems from cyber risks, and also emphasises...
Posted On 11 Jan 2018
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Zaun moves to join RIBA-approved Continuing Professional Development network

Perimeter security fencing manufacturer Zaun will be educating architects on integrated perimeter systems after becoming a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)-approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider. Zaun will be delivering the RIBA-assessed seminar...
Posted On 14 Jul 2017
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“UK security sector delivers double-digit export growth” reports Trade Association ADS Group

Security sector Trade Association ADS Group has published detailed annual data in its latest Outlook Report showing that export growth for the UK’s security industry is into double-digits, up by 18% on the previous year and generating somewhere in the region of £4 billion...
Posted On 03 Jan 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
The British Security Industry Association has published a revised version of its Code of Practice relating to the Maintenance of CCTV Surveillance Systems (BSIA Form 120)
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BSIA updates CCTV maintenance guidelines to co-ordinate with Surveillance Camera Code of Practice

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published a revised version of its Code of Practice relating to the Maintenance of CCTV Surveillance Systems (BSIA Form 120) to ensure that its guidance is co-ordinated with the principles of the Surveillance Camera Code of...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015