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  • The Fire Monitoring Puzzle

    26 Jul 2021 Brian Kelly

    After much discussion and debate in Westminster, The Fire Safety Act finally received Royal Assent in April this year.  Initially driven by the Grenfell Tower disaster, the new Act closes loopholes in the previous legislation, mainly whether fire safety legislation only applied to the common parts of multi-occupied residential buildings but not entrance doors to individual flats that open into common parts or the structure and external walls, including cladding, balconies and windows.

  • As experts in the control room furniture industry, we offer our top tips when planning your control room upgrade.

    We aim to help you consider and evaluate what your priorities are; what is important to your control room project, and what you can compromise on.

    But, let's take a step back first as we examine the many reasons why you might be planning a control room upgrade in the first place.

  • Traka is attending The Security Event to showcase its latest intelligent solutions in key and equipment management, together with powerful integration capability to improve sector productivity, security and accountability.

  • Taking place from 7th – 9th September 2021 at the UK fire & security industry’s iconic home, the NEC Birmingham, The Security Event and The Fire Safety Event have rapidly grown in popularity becoming the premier national security and fire safety events in the UK for the commercial, enterprise and domestic markets.

    As a supporting partner, the Door & Hardware Federation will be hosting their own stand welcoming new and existing members discussing how their support can help businesses achieve compliance through their technical advice and training, continually raising the standards of the industry.

  • Secure Logiq has added even more security industry knowledge and experience to its team with three new hires. Ivan Sval, Ben Pavesi and Andy Major have all become part of the Secure Logiq family with roles ranging from engineering to sales.

  • Webeye is excited to announce the promotion of Jason Bezuidenhout to Global Sales Director, ably supported by Conner Tomlinson as our new Technical Sales Manager.

  • Like every other industry, the fire and security sector in Britain and Europe went through interesting times in 2020, and COVID will continue to affect how it evolves in 2021. These are the six key trends you need to watch out for in the coming year:

  • The Last Word

    18 May 2021
    The Last Word - Read about our success, growth and development over the last year
  • Düsseldorf, Germany, 10th May 2021 –Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH addresses the specialist storage needs for small and medium scale surveillance applications with the launch of two new S300 hard disk drives (HDD). 

  • It’s a fairly tough market in recruitment currently, so now more than ever transparency is key. With widespread redundancy over the last year, there are a lot of candidates who are accepting jobs that they wouldn’t have previously considered. This is likely to cause retention issues within 6-12 months, when a better suited job becomes available once the market improves.

  • ERA, one of the UK’s leading home security and fenestration component providers, is helping fabricators meet increasing customer demand for smart security solutions, with the launch of its innovative WindowSense sensor.

  • By December 2025, Openreach will withdraw all support for the decades-old public switched telephone network (PSTN). Find out how the switch-off affects alarm signalling.

  • Fountains Care Home, Solihull uses Fire Rated Digital Locks

  • ERA, one of the UK’s leading home security and fenestration component providers, has today announced the appointment of Helen Downer as the UK and Ireland President of its parent company, Tyman plc. Tyman UK and Ireland encompasses ERA Home Security, Zoo Hardware and Access 360 businesses.

  • Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is pleased to announce a raft of new features for its GARDiS range of integrated software and hardware security systems. Additional features for 2021 include integration options for Lift Control, Area Occupancy, and ANPR – which are all designed to assist with not only security, but also ongoing safeguarding of health and social distancing requirements.  

  • The Rise of AI and Specialty Analytics in Security Applications

    14 Jan 2021 Co-Written By Jason Bonoan Global Product Marketing Manager at Seagate Technology

    The Rise of AI and Specialty Analytics in Security Applications 

    Co-Written By Jason Bonoan, Global Product Marketing Manager at Seagate Technology and Alan Ataev, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at AxxonSoft 

  • Problem & Solution

    The Trust’s Health and Safety Coordinator faced a challenging task to provide an effective lockdown alert system for each school.  Luminite’s Nexus critical alert range was chosen as it could provide a wireless solution, negating the need for a hard-wired system which would have been more costly in terms of resources and installation. 

    Luminite supplied a mixture of internal and external units meaning that no matter where the initial alert point was triggered and due to ‘flood technology’, all pupils and staff both inside and out would hear the voice alert and see the flashing blue beacons.  Nexus lockdown units are deliberately blue in colour to differentiate them from fire beacons and there are 32 sounds to choose from to further differentiate them from fire alarms.  The fact that the Nexus system could be installed by the Trust’s own Site Managers was a significant advantage, as their installation is quick and easy requiring no specialist or technical skills. 

    The TEACH Trust H&S Coordinator said “The Nexus system was installed without any disruption to the school day by the Site teams, following simple instructions supplied by Luminite who were available throughout for back-up support.  After fully preparing our pupils for the event, we successfully completed lockdown drills without causing any distress to pupils or staff.  There are no ongoing maintenance costs, other than a 3-yearly change of batteries and we would recommend the system to other educational establishments”. 

    Laura Grainger from Luminite commented ‘We are conscious that, especially in the current climate, school budgets must be spent wisely and we were happy to supply advance demo units to the school in order for them to test thoroughly.  A consideration for the TEACH Trust was that they could easily add units to the system if needed and Nexus allows them to do this.’

  • A lot has changed over the past few months and retailers have felt the impact of it. Reflecting on Milestone’s recent ‘Retail - Normal Service Resumed?’ white paper focused on the Covid-19 theme, barox Kommunikation AG, the global manufacturer of professional video switches, media converters and IP extenders specifically designed for video applications, is promoting the future of joined-up retail operations and the role of video management.

  • TDSi is proud to announce the launch of the new and enhanced version of its GARDiS security software, Version 2.0. Amongst the upgrades, GARDiS 2.0 features new Fire Door release and Site Lock Down functions, along with integration with ASSA ABLOY Aperio and SimonsVoss SmartIntego wireless locks.  

     

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