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The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms play a vital role in ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals and families. Carbon monoxide is a silent, odourless, and potentially deadly gas that can affect anyone, making these alarms indispensable in homes around the world.

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Team Spotlight – Daniel Tudor

In our new series, we interview each of our team members so that you can get to know them better. This month, we interviewed Daniel Tudor – our Technical Support Engineer!

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Recycle Week 2023 – Can You Recycle Fire Alarms and Batteries?

October saw the 20th Annual Recycle Week, which focuses on bringing the nation together to recycle more.

Fire alarms are developed to last a long time, however, they will need to be replaced at some point, with many manufacturers recommending replacing their detectors every 10 years. If this is the case, what should you do with your old fire alarm systems? Luckily, you may be able to recycle them.

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Introducing Our Intruder Alarm Range From Eaton

We are thrilled to welcome a comprehensive range of intruder alarm systems from Eaton.

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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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Using Easy Relays to split a relay or provide one from trigger voltage

Most fire panels have a single fire and fault relay output on the panel itself.

Addressable systems can have I/O units connected to the loop and some 2-wire systems can also have I/O units connected to the zones, these I/O units can provide additional relay outputs.

Conventional systems and some 2-wire systems are not able to have I/O units connected to the system meaning relays onboard the panel may be available.

Although a single fire relay may often be sufficient, there will always be systems that require more than one output.

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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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