Patol selected as detection supplier for prestigious laboratory project

A line-type detector supplied by Patol has been selected as the heat detection method in a new fire protection installation in a laboratory working in a Hazardous environment operating within a Ministry Of Defence site. The fire safety at the laboratory is provided through a Fire Detection system installed by Honeywell featuring a SecuriSens ADW 535-2 line-type heat detector connecting to an extinguishant Fire Control Panel. The detector from Securiton,


LGA call for tougher sprinkler regulations

A new briefing issued by the LGA calls on ministers to ensure that automatic fire suppression systems (AFSS) are installed in new buildings where vulnerable people sleep. It also calls on the Government to lower its threshold on the height of new buildings where AFSS systems, such as sprinklers are mandatory, from 30 metres down to 18 metres high. “Not only are these measures proven to be more effective in


Building owners in the Emirates could reduce risk of fire losses by correctly implementing UAE fire code, says AESG

In the year since the major update to the UAE’s Fire and Life Code of Practice in early 2018, its implementation rate has been steadily growing at an encouraging pace. AESG states that while new developments have been quick to implement the regulations and safety measures stipulated in this code, there is need for existing properties to follow suite. At its Fire and Facades Forum held this month in Dubai,

Improved firefighting robots help save lives

A new design in firefighting robots, already successfully tested in the field, could make firefighters’ jobs less dangerous and address one of the biggest challenges with firefighting robots – the ability to manoeuvre in a burning structure. Firefighting robots equipped with a new automatic T-valve system can remove water from the fire hose whenever the robot moves to a new location. The technology takes significantly less energy for firefighters to

Advanced selected to protect premier shopping destination in Mumbai

Industry-leading fire panels from global systems leader, Advanced, have been installed in one of India’s premier shopping destinations in Mumbai. Inorbit has emerged as one of Mumbai’s popular shopping destinations with its diverse and exceptional offerings in food, fashion and entertainment. Over the last 15 years of being in business, the mall has gained a huge fan following because of the unique shopping experience one can enjoy here. The Axis EN system,


Intersec 2019 opens in Dubai, featuring 1,212 exhibitors from 54 countries

New Intersec Future Security Summit launches with 40-plus regional and international experts and government speakers Intersec 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, opened in Dubai yesterday (20 January), featuring 1,212 exhibitors from 54 countries. The annual three-day event, which runs until 22nd January at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, is organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, and supported by the Dubai Police,

Stage set for return of world’s leading security, safety, and fire protection trade fair in Dubai

Stage set for return of world’s leading security, safety and fire protection trade fair in Dubai. Live-action firefighting and emergency rescue operations, drone demonstrations and a revamped conference discussing Artificial Intelligence and safety planning for cities of the future and securing the Dubai Expo 2020, are some key features of Intersec 2019, as the final preparations are laid ahead of its big opening in Dubai next week. The 21st edition


Seasoned team hired to launch new trailblazing firefighting liquid

A specialist team has joined the Firexo revolution to bring the life-saving firefighting liquid to markets across the globe. As the only solution able to extinguish all classes of fire (A, B, C, D, F and Electrical) on the market, the team bring their passion for the product to Firexo, truly believing in its life-saving capability. Not only can Firexo put out any type of fire but it can do


Kentec protects Grade I Listed Granary Court

A sophisticated addressable fire alarm panel, manufactured by Kentec, a life safety control systems manufacturer, is protecting employees, residents and property at Grade I Listed Granary Court in Norfolk. The two-storey medieval granary and cottage, now converted into office space and meeting rooms, is constructed of flint and stone dressings, and has a plain and pantile roof. The project required a solution sensitive to the property’s age, stone construction and listing, as

Interview: Abhishek Chhabra, Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants

Abhishek Chhabra discusses the Abu Dhabi conference for Safety Design in Buildings taking place in December. Safety Design in Buildings (SDIB) is the leading debating platform for safety and fire professionals in the construction industry. Experts give their insights into risk assessments, holistic fire safety design, operational technology and building accessibility. Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants (TBWIC) is a Dubai-based engineering firm that provides Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services in