Second annual Intersec Awards celebrate industry leaders

Projects demonstrating highest standards of security, safety and fire protection recognised at Dubai gala event Professionals in the security, safety and fire protection industry gathered for the second edition of the Intersec Awards last night during a gala event to celebrate their achievements in the industry. The ceremony which was hosted by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the organisers of Intersec – was held at Dubai’s Habtoor Palace Ballroom and saw

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Kentec at IFSEC 2019

Whilst at IFSEC, we spoke to the  UK’s largest independent manufacturer of fire alarm control panels, Kentec, to learn more about their new products and find out why they consider IFSEC an important event to exhibit at. Products on show at the stand included the ZXT Extinguishant Control Panel, which enables targeted extinguishing that limits damage and reduces costs; and the Vizulinx alarm management system, which passes fire system events

Firefighters continue to battle 10,000 acre Catalonia wildfire

Firefighters in Spain are battling a major wildfire that is speculated to have started after an “improperly managed” pile of manure self-ignited amid the intense European heat wave. Spontaneous ignitions can occur when flammable materials, such as piles of hay, compost or manure heat up to a temperature high enough to cause combustion Around 10,000 acres of forest and other vegetation were affected by the blaze near Tarragona in the

Coltraco CEO awarded OBE in Queen’s Honours List

Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, CEO of Coltraco Ultrasonics has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Prime Minister’s list for the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his Services to Business and International Trade, on Saturday 8th June 2019, published in the London Gazette. This swiftly follows the news last month about the company winning the Queen’s Award for International Trade. Carl Stephen Patrick HUNTER  Chief Executive Officer, Coltraco

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Stanley Security installs wireless fire alarm system at Harvey’s Windows & Conservatories

Stanley Security has installed a wireless fire alarm system at Harvey’s Windows & Conservatories, meeting their insurance requirements while saving considerable expense. As part of its insurance policy, Harvey’s Windows & Conservatories conducted a Fire Risk Assessment, undertaken by a third party. The assessor stated that an L2 category Fire System was required throughout the building. BS 5839-1:2017, the British Standard for fire detection and fire alarm systems in non-domestic

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Advanced invites visitors to experience Firex’s largest ever exhibition zone

Advanced is set to showcase its latest industry leading products at Firex International 2019 as it forms part of the annual event’s largest ever exhibition zone. Global leaders in the design, manufacture and supply of intelligent fire systems, Advanced, alongside fire brands Apollo, Argus, FFE and Klaxon have joined together to form the Fire Solutions Sector at this year’s Firex International, June 18-20. Visitors to Advanced’s striking stand (FX610) at

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New Kentec addressable fire panel protects new air ambulance HQ

Staff and air ambulance helicopters at Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance headquarters in Chatham are being protected from the risk of fire by a fire safety solution that centres around the new Taktis addressable fire panel from Kentec. The HQ main office building is monitored by the Taktis panel and hard-wired Hochiki detectors, with wireless versions specified to cover the helicopter hangar. Alvin Lewis, Operations Manager at CSG Fire

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More care homes not compliant with regulation

It has been announced that care homes around London have failed fire safety standards carried out by the London Fire Brigade (LFB), with Bromley and Croydon topping the list of the most homes not following regulation. Regional data found that of 1,226 fire safety audits carried out in London since June 2017, 51 were served an enforcement notice and 498 received a notice of deficiencies. Topping the list, Bromley had 71 care