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Team Spotlight – Kristian Tabram

This month’s team spotlight blog focuses on Kristian – our senior account manager.

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Wasabi Fire Detection

Don’t like the smell of wasabi? Us either, and Japanese research teams have used this to their advantage by making wasabi-smelling fire alarms.

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Vape Detection in Schools

The number of children vaping is increasing year on year, creating a nationwide issue that affects those in the education system. Research shows over 54% of teachers have reported pupils repeatedly leave lessons in order to vape – which not only affects physical health but results in a loss of learning time, impacting education.

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Hispec Manufacturer Spotlight

Originally a supplier in generic electrical products, Hispec was founded over 20 years ago in 2002. Since then, Hispec has evolved, first finding success in their range of electromagnetic transformers before finding its place in the fire detection and safety market. Hipsec now develops a range of commercial, domestic and industrial LED lighting products and fire safety devices, serving customers all over the UK and Ireland.

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Fike TwinflexPro² Fire Alarm Kit

The TwinflexPro² is an intelligent 2-wire fire detection system that uses conventional cabling. The system is  categorised as Analogue non-addressable and employs the Twinflex data protocol for communication. Available in 2, 4, and 8 zone variants, Fike TwinflexPro2 can handle up to 32 Twinflex devices per circuit. 

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Is Your Communicator Ready For The UK PSTN Switch Off?

PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) telephone lines are used by many communicators installed in fire alarm panels, intruder alarm panels and other  systems, to transmit information about system errors or fire events. However, from 2025, PSTN lines will be switched off.

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Christmas Hours 2023

We’ll be operating reduced hours this festive period. 

We will be closing for Christmas at 1:00 pm on Friday 22nd December 2023. We will re-open at 8:30 am on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.

Order Deadlines

We kindly ask customers to place orders as soon as possible, as the order cut off date will be midday (12pm) on Friday 22nd December. Orders placed after this will be processed in January 2024.

We thank you for your support and custom this year, and look forward to 2024.

We hope you have a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.

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Team Spotlight – Gemma Seale

This month we interviewed our Account Manager Gemma, so that you can get to know her better.

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Britannia Fire Service-Free P50 Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are vital safety devices used to combat fires and minimise their destructive potential. They come in various types, each designed to tackle specific fire classes, such as Class A (ordinary combustibles like wood and paper), Class B (flammable liquids), and Class C (electrical fires).

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Fike Price Increase from 2024

Fike are increasing their prices from 2024, which will affect the Twinflex system and CIE Addressable system available at Discount Fire Supplies.

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