Tariq El-Hoss

Multi-functional key to aid battery removal in SmartCell wireless devices

EMS have manufactured a tool to aid the removal of the batteries from the SmartCell devices. This enables the batteries to be removed in a safe manner ensuring that any damage to the cells does not occur. The tool is muti-functional and can also be utilised as a test key for the SmartCell manual call point.

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Flame Retardant Batteries to support the Low Voltage Directive

What is the Low Voltage Directive?

The Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU (LVD) outlines essential safety requirements, for electrical equipment, operating with a voltage of between 50V and 1000V for AC (alternating current) and 75V and 1500V for DC (direct current).

The regulations set out the requirements, that must be met, to ensure safe electrical equipment products, are placed on the market.

It applies to;

  • Power supplies
  • Control and indicating equipment with enclosed power supplies
  • Components (if they form an integral part of the equipment) including batteries
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Zerio Plus Booster Assignment

Anytime we supply a Zerio Plus system our customers can opt to have their system pre-programmed as a complementary service.

Whilst we are able to program all equipment onto the system beforehand, if a system includes a wireless booster the network will need to be setup on site.

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Change of Friday business hours

Starting from this week we have revised our opening hours on Fridays when we will now be opening at 8am and closing at 4:30pm.

This adjustment allows us to provide you with increased dispatches and support during a day when most of our manufacturing partners close early.

We appreciate your continued support and we would like to thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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Which tools and equipment should fire alarm engineers carry as standard?

A fire alarm engineer who is responsible for installing, servicing or maintaining fire alarm systems should carry the necessary tools and equipment to perform their job safely and effectively. The specific tools and equipment an engineer should carry will clearly vary depending upon the scope of works a specific engineer is remitted to; however we have compiled this guide with the proviso of an engineer who has a broad scope of works carried out on a wide range of systems from varied manufacturers.

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Industry interview with Paul Elcock of Docs Store

In the forth industry interview Paul Elcock of Docs-Store shares his thoughts about log books following the recent launch of a number of new log books to help compliance.

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Advanced MxPro 4 panels no longer from sale in 2023

The Advanced MxPro 4 series of control panels will no longer be available for sale from 2023 with the last date Advanced will accept an order being 1st December 2022. Since launching the current MxPro5 series of panels in 2010, these have become the default choice for most installers.

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Managing batteries on wireless fire alarm systems

The replacement of device batteries on a wireless fire alarm system clearly adds to the ongoing maintenance costs of such systems however how these are replaced will significantly impact costs.

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FIM Expo Cardiff 2022

On Tuesday 13th September we attended the FIM Expo at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff where most of the major manufacturers were showcasing parts of their product portfolio. These events are always a great opportunity to keep abreast of industry developments and network with our key partners.

This year we used the opportunity to interview Tom Halden from Morley-IAS, Robert Quinn from Sygno-Fi and Jeff Pinkest from C-Tec and here’s what they had to say.

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Guide to maintaining and upgrading the Twinflex fire alarm system

Since its launch the Twinflex system has been instrumental in establishing the 2-wire market in the UK. Famed by allowing installers to develop a fire alarm system with simply 3 items; panel, multipoint detector with integral sounder and call point, the Twinflex quickly became the go to solution for electrical contractors.

Whilst the Twinflex has seen several changes over the years the good news is backwards compatibility has clearly been a priority. This means even if you have an original system you won’t be left holding the baby should the system need upgrading.

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