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Hochiki Europe’s LEAKalarm provides “fast and reliable” water leak detection system for buildings

Life safety solutions specialist Hochiki Europe has brought an innovative new moisture detection system to the market, allowing building owners to identify leaks quickly and minimise the risk of water damage to their properties. If not managed effectively, water leaks can...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019
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Taktis fire panel from Kentec protects broadcasting facilities at Maidstone Studios

A sophisticated Taktis panel supplied by life safety control systems manufacturer Kentec and installed by DPJ Fire and Security Ltd is helping to protect visitors, staff and performers alike at Maidstone Studios in Kent, one of the UK’s largest independent broadcasting...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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Improving Life Safety in the HMO Sector: Better Protection for Properties and Occupants

Fire episodes and general life safety issues within Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) are being discussed more so now than ever before. With a number of high-profile events casting a spotlight on the overriding importance of the subject, leaders from a multitude of sectors and...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Cyber security to the fore at Tyco’s dedicated C•CURE end user event in London

Cyber security was one of the current hot topics up for discussion at Tyco’s C•CURE end user event, which recently took place at the Crown Plaza Hotel in London. Risk Xtra reports. “With C•CURE 9000 at the heart of so many high security solutions, it’s not surprising...
Posted On 10 Oct 2018
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Building Evacuation: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Despite the clear benefits of integrating voice evacuation as part of a life safety infrastructure, there’s no mandatory requirement in the UK to do so. Ian Bridgewater explains the standards that relate to the design, specification and installation of voice evacuation...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018
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FIREX International reflects present national agenda on fire safety in built environment

Over 18,000 visitors (representing a 12% increase on the 2017 event) and more than 140 exhibitors – 70 of which were new this year – came together from 29 countries at FIREX International in June to drive and reflect on the life safety landscape in the UK. For three days at ExCeL...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018
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Life Safety First: Enhanced Foundations for the Built Environment

Across the last four decades, the life safety industry has met a number of significant challenges and opportunities presented to it, among them the need for better risk management within the global built environment. While those working diligently across the sector have made...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
Graham Lowe: the new managing director of Hochiki Europe (UK)
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Hochiki Europe appoints new managing director as company celebrates record year

Life safety solutions manufacturer Hochiki Europe (UK) has appointed Graham Lowe as its new managing director. Lowe – who previously held the position of sales director – has worked for the business for more than 20 years and built up four decades of experience within the life...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017
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“Arc faults can trigger £31,900 average downtime costs in 24 hours” warns Eaton

Research conducted by power management specialist Eaton estimates the cost of production downtime alone in an average factory could reach £31,900 within 24 hours of an arc fault. Then there’s the threat to life safety posed by the initial explosion, the potential for...
Posted On 03 May 2017
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BS 9999 Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings revised by BSI

BS 9999:2017 Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings – Code of Practice has been updated by the British Standards Institution. The revised standard is intended to outline good practice in order to safeguard the lives of building occupants and firefighters...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017
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