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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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FIA Technical Briefing

Becoming qualified is a vital process in demonstrating competence in the fire industry, writes Ian Moore. Fire safety has to be taken seriously, as we’ve seen from the many devastating fires in the news over the last year or two (Grenfell Tower immediately springs to mind...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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‘MOT’-style approval scheme for fire protection in commercial kitchens launched by NSI

Professional fire safety solution providers will soon have authority to issue their clients with National Security Inspectorate (NSI)/BAFE Certificates of Compliance much like an ‘MOT’ to show that all kitchen fire protection systems are fit for purpose. Commercial kitchens are...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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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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Dahua’s CCTV equipment underpins all-new Smart City surveillance scheme in Lincoln

A 300-plus CCTV camera-supported city centre video surveillance scheme in Lincoln has been installed and commissioned using cameras, monitors and switching equipment supplied by Dahua Technology. The previous analogue-based surveillance system was more than 20 years old and had...
Posted On 30 Aug 2018
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ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions issues White Paper on key management for void properties

ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, has just released its latest White Paper that concentrates specifically on key management and control for void properties in the social housing sector. According to the Department for Communities and Local Government,...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018
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Fire Detectors: Guidance on Testing Procedures for End Users and Technicians

Despite the best efforts of industry bodies such as the Fire Industry Association (FIA) when it comes to shouting loudly about the need for Best Practice, there will always be a few lingering cases of poor practice. When talk turns towards fire detectors, there really is no...
Posted On 27 Jul 2018
Duncan Cooke
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IoT: Is the Electronic Security Industry Ready, Willing and Able?

Gartner, one of the world’s leading IT research and advisory companies, estimates that as many as 5.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices owned by enterprises and Governments will make use of edge computing for data collection and processing in 2020, while by 2019, as much...
Posted On 01 Feb 2018
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Atmaana Business Consulting confirms deal to acquire 30% share in Right Stone Consulting

Atmaana Business Consulting Limited – the internationally-recognised strategic security, Emergency Services and defence consultancy – has announced a deal to acquire a 30% shareholding in Right Stone Consulting Limited, the resilience and crisis management consultancy, with an...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
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ASSA ABLOY UK to campaign for mandatory fire door inspections at House of Commons exhibition

ASSA ABLOY UK will be showcasing its fire door safety products at a high-profile House of Commons exhibition. Fire door safety has become an increasingly prominent issue, and the company is hoping the event will provide a valuable opportunity to raise awareness about the...
Posted On 31 Oct 2017
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