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Hochiki Europe provides state-of-the-art life safety platform for Jardine Motors

A new £5 million car showroom in Tonbridge, Kent owned by the Jardine Motors Group is using L@titude – a state-of-the-art fire alarm control panel produced by life safety system manufacturer Hochiki Europe. The showroom, which showcases high-value Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles,...
Posted On 31 Jul 2019
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Allegion brings new generation wireless mortise lock to market for UK end users

Allegion UK, the specialist in fire safety and security hardware, has launched a new generation of wireless mortise lock for the UK market. The Schlage LE mortise lock featuring ENGAGE technology has been developed specifically to extend effective electronic access control...
Posted On 29 Jul 2019
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“Government ‘far too slow’ in Grenfell Tower fire response” states HCLG Committee

In the two years since the Grenfell Tower fire, the Government has been “far too slow” in reforming the building and fire safety regime and is still not doing enough to remove dangerous cladding from existing buildings. That’s the view of the Housing, Communities and Local...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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Understanding Fire Safety Sprinkler Systems and Dispelling the Myths

In a recent study conducted by the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA), 22% of those respondents surveyed felt there was no necessity to include sprinkler installations in industrial and commercial buildings. The reluctance to install automatic fire safety sprinkler systems in...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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100% of timber fire doors pass rigorous MHCLG fire-resistance test procedures

All timber fire doors which underwent fire-resistance testing by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) were found to have met the required standards, exceeding the minimum 30-minute burn time requirement, with one door resisting flames for as long as...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019
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Aon opts for Evolution in bid to showcase excellence in security systems provision

Aon, the global professional services firm, is benefiting from the expertise and technical know-how of fire and security systems integrator Evolution to protect its buildings and people across the UK and Europe. Evolution is delivering high-end CCTV and access control solutions...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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BAFE issues revised document for dedicated SP205 fire risk assessment scheme

Following a thorough review process and a five-week public consultation period, BAFE has now launched the revised document for fire risk assessment providers. A major point of the review was to maintain the robust certification process, while also acknowledging the large number...
Posted On 27 Jun 2019
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Online CPD presentation on benefits of automatic fire sprinklers created by BSA

A new online Continuing Professional Development (CPD)-certified presentation that looks at the benefits of automatic fire sprinklers has been created by the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA). ‘Property Protection and Business Resilience: Automatic Sprinklers – Background and...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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InSite solution from Maxxess “set to transform emergency awareness and response”

Transforming the way in which security teams monitor, manage and control multiple systems, Maxxess is launching its new, open-architecture InSite solution. Maxxess InSite is a cyber-secure, cloud-based service that has been developed to give organisations impressive new levels of...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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NFCC calls for sprinkler systems to be fitted in all new and refurbished schools

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has again urged the Government to fit sprinklers in all new schools and those undergoing refurbishment. This call forms part of the NFCC’s response to a call for evidence on the ‘Technical Review of Building Bulletin 100: Design for Fire...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019