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‘The Italian Job’: Hochiki protects Venice’s tallest tower with life safety solutions

As part of a project to revitalise a semi-abandoned Venetian suburb and transform the district of Mestre from industrial precinct to recreational ‘hotspot’, HTM Hybrid Tower has undergone an extensive redevelopment of late. The project was supported by Hochiki Italia,...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019
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FIA launches Access to Foundation course focused on fire detection and alarm systems

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is has launched a new fire detection and alarm training course. Access to Foundation, which is now available to book under the Training tab on the FIA’s website, is specifically aimed at individuals who may wish to do some additional...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
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Security for the Education Sector: Creating a Safe Environment in Schools

Schools are continuing to upgrade security measures for pupil safety. However, on top of all the fundamental challenges school management teams face, implementing well-rounded and effective security solutions can be deemed a difficult task. Andrew Shaw discusses the advantages of...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
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FIA Technical Briefing

Whether your business is a fire detection and alarm company, or a security operation looking to expand into fire alarms, becoming third party certified is an extremely worthy consideration. After all, certified companies do help to build trust with potential clients. However, the...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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Senior management changes at Linx International Group as Paul Tennent steps down from Tavcom

The Linx International Group has announced that Paul Tennent, the executive director of Tavcom Training, is to step down from his role at the end of this month. Tavcom Training is the “world’s leading provider” of accredited security systems training. The business was...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018
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BRE Group reports increased revenues of £54.1 million in 2017-2018 at AGM

“The BRE Group of companies delivered increased revenues of £54.1 million in 2017-2018, bringing a net profit of £2.1 million,” said chairman James Wates CBE when introducing the BRE Trust’s 21st Annual General Meeting and announcing the publication of the BRE’s Annual...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
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Advanced Maintainer course from qualification pathway re-released by FIA

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has re-launched the fire detection and alarms Advance Maintainer unit of the qualification pathway, which is available to book now. This unit forms one of the specialist units of the new qualifications that are designed for those working in the...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018
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FIM Expo: Connecting Fire Detection and Alarm Systems-Focused Professionals

It’s now just two months until the next FIM Expo, which runs on Thursday 4 October. This time around, the event will take place at Doncaster Racecourse, whichis one of the oldest (and, in terms of physical capacity, largest) established centres for horse racing in Britain, with...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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Building Evacuation: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Despite the clear benefits of integrating voice evacuation as part of a life safety infrastructure, there’s no mandatory requirement in the UK to do so. Ian Bridgewater explains the standards that relate to the design, specification and installation of voice evacuation...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018
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Fire Detectors: Guidance on Testing Procedures for End Users and Technicians

Despite the best efforts of industry bodies such as the Fire Industry Association (FIA) when it comes to shouting loudly about the need for Best Practice, there will always be a few lingering cases of poor practice. When talk turns towards fire detectors, there really is no...
Posted On 27 Jul 2018