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EN54-23 – The Pocket Guide

Download Our Guide To EN54-23 Visual Alarm Devices (VADs)

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.

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Fike Increase Twinflex Pro Warranty To 24 Months

24 Month Warranty on Twinflex Pro

24 Month Warranty on Twinflex Pro

Product warranties don’t just give you peace of mind as a customer, they also speak volumes for the quality & robustness of a product and the faith the manufacturer has in it. It is therefore very welcome news that Fike has extended the standard warranty on the complete Twinflex Pro range from 12 to 24 months and we will, of course, be passing this onto our customers.

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Thermostat Covers Help Drive Down Energy Bills

Thermostat Covers Drive Down Your Energy Bills

Thermostat Covers Drive Down Your Energy Bills

We are all well aware of the rising energy prices that are inflating our bills and squeezing our wallets both personally and in business. In the UK we are once again braving the cold weather as we move through the winter and staying warm is a must. So how can we have our cake and eat it?

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The Effect of the Construction Products Regulation

Construction Products Regulation Changes

Construction Products Regulation Changes

Yet again we have to focus on ever-changing legislation and find out how it affects each one of us. The current changes that are particularly relevant to the Fire Industry across the whole of the EU are the Construction Products Regulations (CPR).

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Changing Standards: BS5839 Part 1 2013

Changing Standards: BS5839 Part 1 2013

Changing Standards: BS5839 Part 1 2013

It seems to be quite a regular occurrence that we have to spend time in familiarisation with some amended or updated guidance document. Of course this is essential, but it leaves us all with the problem of somehow finding out about all the changes taking place. This is a major problem for most of us as there are myriads of application standards and other essential inter-related documents.

One of the current topics of conversation in the industry is the recent release of BS5839 Part 1 2013, which is one of the most essential guidance documents for designers and installers of Fire Detection Systems.

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The Efficiency of Fire And Rescue Authorities

Review of the Efficiency of Fire and Rescue Authorities

Review of the Efficiency of Fire and Rescue Authorities

Earlier this month a report was released by Sir Ken Knight CBE QFSM FIFireE in which he outlines his “Findings from the review of efficiencies and operation in fire and rescue authorities in England.”

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Our Top 10 Most Attractive Fire Alarms and Safety Accessories

fire alarm and accessories

A number of the products that made it into our top 10 list.

For some, the installation of important fire alarms and safety devices can negatively impact what has been a meticulously planned and designed environment but it doesn’t need to be that way.

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Kitchen Fire Safety Video Wins Animation Award

A community awareness cartoon with the fire safety message ‘Don’t Drink & Fry’ has won an award at an Irish animation festival. The cartoon highlights the dangers of cooking when drunk and also promotes some essential kitchen fire safety tips.

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Spirit of Fire Awards Honours Fire Heroes

2012 marks the 9th annual Spirit of Fire Awards

Every so often individuals and teams of people carry out amazingly selfless acts in a bid to protect and save lives. The Fire Fighters Charity recognises these people and honours them with the Spirit of Fire Awards.

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Fire Sector Summit October 2012

Fire Sector summit 2012

Fire Sector Summit 2012 is to be held on 23-24 October in Wembley.

Fire Sector Summit 2012 is due to take place at Wembley Stadium on 23rd to 24th October. This events aims to provide a blend of discussion, conference, debate and networking opportunities for all visitors.

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