New Edwards Multi-Criteria Smoke Detector First to Meet 2020 UL Safety Standard

Fire detection is reaching new, advanced levels, designed to help save more lives. Edwards, continuing in its legacy as the inventor of the alarm bell, is the first multi-criteria smoke detector manufacturer to receive certification to the UL standard for…

Advanced Maintainer course from the qualification pathway re-released

FIA’s Fire Detection and Alarm Advanced Maintainer unit available to book now The Fire Industry Association has re-launched the fire detection and alarms Advance Maintainer unit of the qualification pathway, which is available to book now. This unit forms one…

Bosch equips Biblioteca Beghi with interfaced fire and evacuation solution

Located in the Northern Italian town of La Spezia, the Biblioteca Civica Pietro Mario Beghi is a state-of-the-art public library with an extensive collection of books and media across three floors. The 1,560-square meter facility with its bright, modern interior…

Johnson Controls presents enhanced range of fire alarm devices

Johnson Controls has introduced an innovative range of sounders, Visual Alarm Devices (VADs) and Visual Indicating Devices (VIDs), helping to improve performance of fire detection systems and ensure evacuation responses occur quickly during a real fire event. With two leading…

NITTAN Awarded ISO 9001:2015 For High Quality Performance

Nittan Europe, a leading manufacturer of conventional and addressable fire detection products, has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification. This achievement marks Nittan’s ability to deliver high-quality products and systems to market. ISO 9001:2015 is awarded for fulfilling criteria for a quality management system by an organisation, by…

Taktis detection solution for £4.7m iconic ‘church for the 21st century

Kentec Electronics Ltd., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of life safety systems, has had its highly acclaimed Taktis® fire detection and alarm technology chosen to help protect an iconic new £4.7 million flexible use community hub development for Scotland’s Dumfries Baptist Church.…

Honeywell VESDA-E VEA receives EN54-20 approval

Honeywell has announced that the Xtralis VESDA-E VEA addressable aspirating smoke detector (ASD) is now EN54-20 approved. This brings the next generation of smoke detectors to European markets whilst potentially lowering the total cost of ownership by up to 60…

Hochiki Europe Protects Petrochemical Environments in Ghana

Leading manufacturer of life safety solutions, Hochiki Europe, has supported the construction of a new petrochemical storage and distribution facility in Ghana, by supplying a range of innovative fire detection and alarm equipment. Called the New Petroleum Products Storage and…

Apollo to Present Specialist Marine Fire Detection Range at Marintec China

Apollo Fire Detectors, specialists in the design and manufacture of high-quality fire detection products, will be exhibiting at Marintec China in Shanghai from 5th to 8th December 2017. With its 30 year history, it is co-organised by the Shanghai Society of Naval…

Fire Detection from Notifier installed in converted castle for money.co.uk

money.co.uk recently completed a £3m renovation project to transform a Grade II listed castle into the ultimate high-tech workplace. To keep employees and visitors safe, innovative fire detection technology from Notifier by Honeywell has been installed throughout. A Star Wars themed cinema,…

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…

Effective fire detection solutions for hazardous environments

By their very nature, hazardous environments require a highly considered approach to fire detection. Apollo Fire Detector’s Senior Product Support Engineer, Warren Moyle, discusses meeting the challenges of protecting such environments. A risky environment There are a variety of different…

The Effectiveness of LED Devices in Warning of Fire

Visual alarm devices (VADs) are used to warn deaf and hard of hearing people in the event of a fire, and to provide silent warnings where required. The effectiveness of VADs, most of which are Xenon or LED flashing light…

Honeywell – Meeting the Challenges of the Harshest Industries

The threat of fire is ever present in recycling plants – a reality reflected in the ever-more stringent regulations and insurance requirements governing the industry. Stored paper, plastic materials and glass pellet processing all have high associated risks and fires…

ECO-Sure CO Sensors for Multi-Criteria Fire Detection

False fire alarms are not just a nuisance but mean downtime, loss of business and waste the valuable efforts of emergency services. If alarms sound unnecessarily, people lose confidence in the system. This could mean your business would be downgraded…

Fire Detection – the Past, Present and Future

Apollo was founded in 1980 and, over the past 35 years, has grown into one of the leading international manufacturers of quality and reliable fire detection solutions, with devices installed in places such as The Statue of Liberty in New…

Testing the Response of Smoke Detectors

The test fires that are used to assess ionisation and optical smoke detectors were developed in the 1980s, but the materials found in modern service environments have changed since then. There is now a greater use of plastics and flame…

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