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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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Securitas acquires security and fire systems specialist Allcooper Group

Securitas has announced the acquisition of Allcoopers Ltd and its subsidiaries. Founded in 1987 and with annual sales of approximately £7 million, Allcooper Group specialises in the installation, maintenance and monitoring of a wide range of security and fire systems. It operates...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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Buyers and suppliers converge at Forum Events’ Total Security Summit 2019

It’s predicted that the global physical security market will grow in value from $84.1 billion last year to $119.4 billion by 2023. According to analysis from ResearchandMarkets, that’s equivalent to a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 7.3%. What’s more, the electronic access...
Posted On 28 Mar 2019
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FIA Technical Briefing

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has a long history of producing high quality technical documents to assist those working within the fire protection sector. This long-standing tradition means that the FIA HAS produced hundreds of Fact Files and Guidance Notes over the years....
Posted On 21 Feb 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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Fire Doors: Are Yours Fit for Purpose?

Fire doors are doors with fire-resistance ratings that are used as part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire and smoke between separate compartments of a structure and enable safe egress from a building. In the wake of Fire Door Safety Week, which ran...
Posted On 09 Oct 2018
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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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COIE 2018: Risk Mitigation for Workplace Safety, High Security and Building Efficiency

Cortech Developments has confirmed the appointment of Risk Xtra as its Official Media Partner for the 2018 schedule of Cortech Open Innovation Events. Here, Brian Sims previews the content on offer for practising risk and security management professionals in attendance ...
Posted On 08 Jun 2018
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Apollo Fire Detectors appoints Charles Lombard as EMEA region managing director

Fire detection systems manufacturer Apollo Fire Detectors has announced the appointment of Charles Lombard as the company’s new managing director with regional responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Having built a career while working in many European...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017
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“Attention must now focus squarely on quality of fire risk assessments” urges BAFE

British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE) – the independent not-for-profit organisation that creates schemes for the fire protection industry based on UK and European Standards and Best Practice for third party certification – considers it “imperative”...
Posted On 25 Jul 2017
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