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Comelit Group looks after fire detection regime at Kingfisher House

Comelit Group has worked with local fire safety and security specialist KJ Fire Safety to upgrade the fire detection systems at the newly-refurbished Kingfisher House care home in North Shields. Part of the Amicura Limited portfolio, Kingfisher House is a new dementia specialist...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020
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Fire Compartmentation, Fire Curtains and Certification

With fire safety increasingly a key consideration for the design of any commercial building, James Reed explains the key features to look for in a fire curtain to ensure it proves the best possible line of defence if and when a fire breaks out. As a result of several high-profile...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020
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London Fire Brigade “requires improvement” asserts detailed report by HMICFRS

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published a detailed report into the performance of the London Fire Brigade as well as 14 other Fire and Rescue Services. HMICFRS took on responsibility for inspecting Fire and Rescue Services...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019
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British Red Cross calls for change in law to improve response when UK emergencies strike

The British Red Cross is calling for the law to be updated to give individuals and communities alike more say in how they’re treated and the support they receive during an emergency scenario. Currently, the Emergency Services, Government bodies and councils, who together...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019
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Crisisboardroom “designed to handle a crisis as business margins are squeezed”

After months of real life and simulation exercises, Crisisboardroom, a new tool designed to help businesses manage a crisis, is being launched next month at the BCI World Conference and Exhibition in central London. In emergencies, what an organisation needs to control these...
Posted On 23 Oct 2019
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Mitie Security acquires security tech specialist Global Aware International Group

Mitie Security has acquired the Global Aware International Group (GAIG), the provider of niche intelligent software and security solutions, for an undisclosed sum. This move further accelerates the growth of Mitie’s premium technology-enabled and intelligence-led security...
Posted On 05 Aug 2019
Back Row (Left to Right): Paul Barnard and David Ward (Ward Security), David Evans (Global Aware) and Adrian Moore (VSG Security). Front Row (Left to Right): Richard Woodford (Corporation of London) and City of London Police Commissioner Ian Dyson
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City Security Council formed to support City of London Police during emergenices

Premier security companies including Axis Security, CIS Security, ICTS, Securitas and VSG Security have formed the City Security Council (CSC) in order to better support the City of London Police in times of major crisis and emergency incidents. Over the last 12 months, key...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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Home Office launches call for evidence on fire safety in non-domestic premises

Employers and business owners are being asked for their views on fire safety in workplaces in England as part of a Home Office call for evidence. The central Government department is seeking feedback on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which underpins fire safety...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
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Wearable First Aid and trauma pack launched to protect citizen first responders

TRISAT, a British company specialising in the protection of people and assets, has launched the B L AID+ (Ballistic Advanced Incident Defence System). The wearable First Aid and trauma pack helps to mitigate the risks posed to citizen first responders from shootings, stabbings...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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Kentec launches Safe-Point Emergency Voice Communication System for end users

Kentec Electronics, the life-critical control systems developer, has launched the Safe-Point Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) System which is purpose-designed to provide additional safety for people with reduced mobility in emergency situations. Commonly known as a disabled...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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