Where a fire alarm system is required both hardwired and wireless systems are fully compliant so the decision rests with the property owner, responsible person and/or installer. Many considerations should be taken into account when deciding which type of system is most suitable and we are often asked to help outline the pros and cons of each option.
We have compiled this guide which identifies the key decision factors and provides our assessment of how wired vs wireless systems stack up against each other for each.
We are pleased to confirm that all of our sales and support team have successfully completed training on the new Ekho wireless system from Hochiki. A special thanks to Hochiki who were able to deliver this training during these challenging times.
As we start to emerge from lockdown it feels like the fire industry is re-establishing itself. Thankfully there is an air of optimism amongst our customers and we are more determined than ever to offer the very best levels of support we can to continue this progress.
We have seen many manufacturers and distributors diversify their ranges to include the obvious PPE equipment namely masks and various sanitising solutions. However what has caught our eye is a number interesting, innovative solutions to complement these. We are proud to have incorporated many of these into our offering and below are some highlights.
Without question we are all facing a unique challenge as we respond to the coronavirus pandemic. We are closely monitoring the situation on a daily basis as we aim to protect the welfare of our team whilst best serving our loyal customer base.
Following the latest government advise we have closed our offices and warehouse from the public with all team members now working remotely. Over recent weeks we have worked really hard to maintain full service however the time has now come from us to play our full part in tackling this pandemic.
We have implemented several changes to our IT infrastructure to allow our team to operate from home. This will ensure we maintain our ability to respond to calls & emails during our usual working hours (Monday-Friday, 8.30AM-5PM).
We will be working closely with our manufacturers to drop-ship any outstanding and new orders directly to customers. Where this is not possible we will be contacting customers directly to make alternative arrangements.
For those who are self-isolating or social distancing both DHL & UK Mail are now offering an Accepted at Delivery Point as a delivery option. On arrival at the delivery address the driver will knock or ring the bell and will then step away to a safe distance. If you advise that you do not wish to sign on the scanner, the driver will ask for your name, record ‘Accepted at Delivery Point’ and then take a photo of the premises to confirm delivery has been completed successfully.
We currently have reasonably high stock levels of the most popular lines and we’re liaising closely with our key manufacturers to take into account the relevant lead-times. We are already aware of several lines having extended lead-times which we are trying to manage.
Finally we’d like to thank you all for your support and understanding during these unprecedented times, together we will beat this and prosper once again.
Download Our Guide To EN54-23 Visual Alarm Devices (VADs)
What is EN54-23, and how does it affect you?
There’s new legislation on Visual Alarm Devices (VADs) and they’re causing a bit of confusion amongst installers. We’d like to help you to understand it, and make sure you’re up to date with the new European Standard. The standard specifies the minimum requirements for VADs, providing performance criteria and test methods in a uniform and consistent way. This provides manufacturers a mechanism to specify VAD device performance, allowing system designers to choose the most appropriate device for a particular application.
We have recently added a range of security equipment to our website here at Discount Fire Supplies. Security equipment and Fire Safety equipment all play an important part in protecting our homes and businesses, therefore we want to make Discount Fire Supplies your one-stop-shop for all your safety needs.
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