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Securitas moves to acquire leading electronic security company Techco Security

Securitas has reinforced its position within the electronic security market in Spain through the acquisition of Techco Security, a leading electronic security company. The purchase price is estimated to be 22 million Euros (MSEK 230).  Techco Security offers a comprehensive range...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Improving Fire Safety: A Call for Retrofitting Sprinklers

Whether it’s to enhance the protection of residents in care facilities, address shortcomings in other fire protection measures or simply as a business resilience measure, the wider use of sprinklers is due in many ways to their life-long cost-effectiveness when compared to...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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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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