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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
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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