British Standards BS 5839-6:2019 –What’s changed?

The BSI’s recent update of the domestic fire detection and alarm system standard, specifically Part 6 of BS 5839, outlines the code of practice for fire alarm systems Ian Ballinger, Certification Manager for FireAngel, outlines the key updates that professionals should be aware of in order to ensure constant compliance when specifying, installing and maintaining…

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Protection with advanced fire detection

Fire detectors are the foundation of virtually all fire protection systems. However, this does not mean all detectors are the same. On the contrary, the requirements for reliably detecting fires vary as greatly as the application areas themselves: Fire detectors analyse the surrounding air to identify elements of fire, such as smoke, heat or carbon…

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New fire safety standards to be introduced for Scottish homes in 2021

scottish homes

New rules to reduce deaths in household fires have been announced to come into force in February 2021, with improved standards introduced for fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes. The improved standards will mean every home in the country must have a smoke alarm fitted in the living room or lounge, and in circulation…

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LDA ONE obtains EN 54 certification

lda one

Spanish manufacturer, LDA Audio Tech, has announced that its LDA ONE evacuation solution has been awarded the double certification of EN 54-16 and EN 54-4. According to the manufacturer, LDA ONE is the most compact system that has this double certification for both the control unit and its built-in battery charger. The certificate guarantees that the ONE-500…

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Kentec protects Maidstone Studios and its stars

Maidstone Studios

A Taktis panel from life safety control systems manufacturer, Kentec, installed by DPJ Fire and Security Ltd is helping protect visitors, staff and actors at Maidstone Studios in Kent, one of the UK’s largest independent broadcasting facilities. Maidstone Studios provides state of the art studios, production offices, dressing rooms, green rooms, wardrobe and make-up space.…

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Advanced panels recognised with FM Approvals diamond mark

FM Approvals

Axis EN and MxPro 5 fire panels from Advanced, have been certified by FM Approvals to the EN 54 standard, becoming the first UK-manufactured fire alarm control panels to attain this accreditation.  The FM Approved diamond is one of the most prestigious certification marks in the world. It is issued by FM Approvals, a member…

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4EVAC’s new IMPACT showcased at ISE 2019

4evac impact

Voice alarm (VA) and public address (PA) systems manufacturer, 4EVAC, showcased its new IMPACT system at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), at the RAI in Amsterdam in early February 2019. Previewed at last year’s ISE, IMPACT has already made an impression as the latest addition to 4EVAC’s range of modular systems, namely the COMPACT 500 and…

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