Vaping – setting off alarm bells

Lee James, General Manager at Nittan Europe, looks at the impact of e-cigarette use on fire detectors and the latest recommendations on avoiding false alarms caused by vaping. The Health Act 2006 prohibited smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces,…

Cut the cost of false alarms with the new Low Profile Universal Stopper®

A false fire alarm can prove extremely costly; wasting company time, disrupting crucial school exams, and increasing the risk of road traffic collisions involving emergency vehicles – costing precious time, resources, and lives. Worryingly 2018 equalled record level highs of…

Multi-Sensor Detectors And False Alarm Reduction

In a recent post on their website, Detectortesters looked at the rise in popularity of multi-sensor detectors. A Twitter poll*, ran by Detectortesters, supported the theory of a rise in popularity with 73% of respondents testing at least the same…

Drive down false alarms – consider new technology

Throughout the world there’s a problem with false alarms from automatic fire detection systems. In the UK this problem has come further under the spotlight because of the Localism Bill which, with some caveats, gives Fire and Rescue Authorities the…

Nittan smoke detectors stop false alarms from e-cigarette vaping

Nittan’s Evolution EV-DP Dual Wavelength Photoelectric smoke detectors have been installed in a Southampton pub and live music venue to prevent false alarms caused by vaping. With the rise of the e-cigarette, which can be smoked in public places such…

An integrated approach to false alarm management matters

False alarms from fire systems are one of the biggest issues in fire today. They have severe financial implications, can impact the effectiveness of fire planning in any building and cause widespread inconvenience. he good news is the latest developments…

Alarmed about steam?

False alarms, i.e. an alarm which has been generated by the fire detection system but not in response to an actual fire, are one of the biggest issues faced by the fire industry. It’s a well quoted figure, but worth…

Fresh Standards will Reduce False Alarms and Protect Lives

The issue of false alarms is still very much a hot topic, as those of us who work within the industry are all too aware. In 2013, emergency services responded to over 400,000 cases of false alarms (source: FPA). The…

Drive Down False Alarms – Consider New Technology

Throughout the world there’s a problem with false alarms from automatic fire detection systems. In the UK this problem has come further under the spotlight because of the Localism Bill which, with some caveats, gives Fire and Rescue Authorities the…

Multi-agent Research into False Alarms

BRE Global has partnered with the Association of British Insurers (ABI), British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE), the CBRE Group, CS Todd & Associates Ltd, the Fire Industry Association (FIA), Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service…

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