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IFSEC Europe launched by Informa in strategic move to extend IFSEC brand

IFSEC International’s organiser Informa has announced that the ever-popular IFSEC brand will now be extended into mainland Europe with the upcoming launch of IFSEC Europe, a brand new biennial security event providing an “all-new gateway” to the European integrated security...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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Euralarm publishes list of major Priorities and Challenges for 2019-2024

Euralarm, the association representing the fire safety and security industries, has presented its Priorities and Challenges for 2019-2024. ‘Working Together for a Safer and More Secure Future’ is the name of the document that describes areas of co-operation to achieve a safer and...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
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Fire and security business Evolution achieves Cyber Essentials Plus certification

Evolution, the integrated fire and security solutions business, has been recognised with Cyber Essentials Plus certification by a panel of industry experts. Cyber Essentials is the Government-backed scheme that helps organisations to protect themselves and their data against a...
Posted On 03 Oct 2019
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Safety campaigners stress life-saving role of fire doors in 2019 awareness week

Fire door safety campaigners are stressing the life-saving role that fire doors play as part of this year’s Fire Door Safety Week (23-29 September), which is being run by the British Woodworking Federation. Now in its seventh year, the awareness week will once again highlight the...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
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Kentec develops integration-friendly gas suppression system for fire safety

Kentec, the manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has launched the Elite XT+, a new multi-addressable extinguishant control panel designed to be easily integrated as part of a wider fire safety solution. It features intelligent functionality to make it easier to install...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
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False Alarms: Making Sure the Level of Alert is Right

Safety alerts elicit an urgent response with good reason. Put simply, the cost of not responding in time is potentially astronomical. Fire, for example, can destroy equipment and entire buildings and have catastrophic human cost. Businesses are naturally committed to keeping...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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“‘Unanswered’ call for justice two years after Grenfell Tower tragedy” states FBU

It has been two years since the start of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, but no findings have yet been published, with the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) saying the Government has ‘utterly failed’ in not addressing fire safety concerns.   Matt Wrack, general secretary of the...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Fire Risk: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

A recent study conducted by the Business Sprinkler Alliance – entitled ‘UK: Commercial and Industrial Attitudes Study 2018- – confirmed that the uptake of fire safety sprinkler systems is low, with 68% of those interviewed having been involved in a decision not...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019
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BWF expresses fire door concerns in letter to councils across England and Wales

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has been forced to highlight to local council leads that the delay in replacing faulty fire doors is, frankly, too slow. This is especially relevant after the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) confirmed that...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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FIA set to assess current fire industry market conditions in latest annual survey

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) – Europe’s largest trade association for the fire safety sector – is now preparing to carry out a large-scale survey to assess the current market conditions within the UK fire market. The survey, which is conducted every year, asks businesses...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019