Coming Up On In 2013

2013 fireworks

Happy New Year!

With 2013 upon us we thought it was time to share our plans for the year ahead with you. Read on to find out which brands we’ll soon be stocking and our forecast of things to come in the fire industry this year.

Our Predictions For 2013

Technology is always advancing so it’s hard to say exactly what we’ll see from the fire industry over 2013 but we can see certain trends forming that we think will be big this year.

As manufacturing advances and technologies become more readily available we’re going to see costs being driven down. The result of this will be that low-end systems will generally become higher specification and better fire detection will be available to more people over 2013.

We also think we’re going to see many conventional fire alarm systems being replaced by 2-wire systems which often have more benefits for some applications. We’ll also see more addressable fire alarm systems being installed in general.

As for the look and feel of fire equipment we know from experience that there is much more demand for good-looking devices. This is gradually filtering down into the consciousness of manufacturers so we expect to see more products becoming available that use sleek design and higher-quality materials.

The reduction in technology costs as mentioned previously will also mean that we see more fire alarm panels having touch screen interfaces, something that the public now expects and is becoming the norm across all industries.

New Product Ranges Coming Soon

We always try to stock the latest and greatest products on alongside well-known products with a reputation for longevity and reliability.

Over the years we’ve struck deals with manufacturers including Fike, Apollo and Zeta Alarm Systems to bring you competitive prices across their ranges. In 2013 we plan to introduce a number of strong brands to our portfolio including the following:


C-Tec are life safety specialists with over 30 years experience. Based in Wigan in the UK, they use state-of-the-art production techniques and hold ISO 9001 accreditation.

They have a vast range of products available which will fit in seamlessly with our current offering, from fire alarm control panels and fire alarm accessories to disabled toilet alarms.


Founded in Tokyo in 1918, Hochiki have gained a reputation as an international leader in fire detection manufacturing. They produce a millions of units every year and employ over 1,300 people.

Some of their product ranges include conventional fire detection, emergency lighting, wireless fire detection and air sampling.


Advanced Electronics are fire and safety system specialists who have been trading for over a decade. They export their fire equipment to over 60 countries worldwide and have an extensive research and development program.

Product ranges include addressable fire alarm systems, emergency lighting test systems and communication solutions for the hearing impaired.

We Want To Know Your Thoughts

What do you see becoming the biggest new trend for fire safety in 2013? Is there anything you’d particularly like to see us stock this year? Let us know in the comments below.


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