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Aug 2017 Fire & Security, Latest News | Comments Off

Successful FIREX launch for FIA qualifications

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has officially launched its new qualifications in fire detection and alarms at FIREX. Three seminars were held on the topic of the new qualifications; one on each day of the three-day fire industry expo. The seminars were given by VIP speaker, FIA general manager Martin Duggan, who delivered presentations about ...

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Apr 2017 Fire & Security, Security Systems | Comments Off

Caught on camera

Caught on camera

Matt Parton, of leading security products supplier ESP, provides the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by installers on the subject of CCTV What comprises a CCTV system? There are four main components of a CCTV system: DVR (digital video recorder) – the brains and storage device of the system Camera – ...

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Apr 2017 Fire & Security, Security Systems | Comments Off

Let the right one in

Let the right one in

Distributor Pro-Vision looks at the latest in IP products for CCTV and access control The launch of new CCTV and access control products is still dominated with equipment that uses the IP protocol to distribute captured video and audio. Recent IP products released in the UK include the IPC0522E2 video call door station from LiLin ...

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May 2016 Fire & Security | Comments Off

6 burning questions

6 burning questions

Every six months, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) publishes the results of its Market Conditions Review, a ‘snapshot’ of how the fire protection market is performing. FIA CEO Ian Moore reflects on the latest findings 1. The Market Conditions Review Wave 6 shows a positive incline for companies wishing to increase their training of staff ...

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Apr 2016 Fire & Security | Comments Off

Sensitivity is strength

Sensitivity is strength

Using non-approved settings on fire detectors puts lives and property at risk, explains Paul Pope, business innovation manager EMEA at Apollo Fire Detectors There are many benefits in providing fire detection devices and systems with selectable sensitivity modes, with one of the most obvious being the reduction in false alarms. Changing any sensitivity setting on ...

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Jul 2014 Fire & Security | Comments Off

Third party certification can be your route to increased earnings

Third party certification can be your route to increased earnings

In relation to fire safety, Vicky Keeble, Compliance Manager at the Fire Industry Association, takes a look at third party certification and the benefits that this can bring to WireIN readers working in this area. If you work in fire safety you will probably have heard of Third Party Certification (TPC), but you may not ...

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Jul 2014 Fire & Security | Comments Off

Low cost automatic fire alarm systems

Low cost automatic fire alarm systems

Devising a cost-effective fire alarm system for houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs) that combines reliability with minimum disruption from unwanted alarms has, until now, been an impossible challenge. However, as Mark Kendall explains, recent developments in two-wire alarm systems offer a complete solution. If there is one common factor that applies to virtually all HMOs, ...

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Nov 2012 Fire & Security | Comments Off

Wireless interconnect smoke alarm systems provide hidden benefits

Wireless interconnect smoke alarm systems provide hidden benefits

Because of highly competitive electrical installation markets, costs are rising, margins are being squeezed, and businesses need that competitive edge. In terms of smoke alarms, Neil Perdell shows how electrical contractors and installers can benefit from using wireless interconnect systems: Electrical installers who fit mains powered smoke alarms will know that they need to be ...

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Jul 2012 Fire & Security | Comments Off

Gain a competitive edge with wireless smoke alarms

Gain a competitive edge with wireless smoke alarms

In today’s highly competitive electrical installation market, margins are constantly being squeezed, costs are rising and every business needs any competitive edge it can find. In terms of smoke alarms, Neil Perdell shows how electrical contractors and installers can gain a competitive advantage using wireless interconnect systems: If you fit mains powered smoke alarms as ...

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May 2012 Fire & Security | Comments Off

Safety first with fire cable for new Enniskillen acute hospital

Safety first with fire cable for new Enniskillen acute hospital

Simon Hopkins, Prysmian FP Product Manager, investigates the fire system in the new South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The £270m South West Acute Hospital has been developed as part of the PFI (Private Finance Initiative) and falls under the watch of the Western Health and Social Care Trust. The new ...

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