Gent by Honeywell life safety technology keeps The O2 Arena development safe and sound

Gent-Honeywell-O2The O2 Arena in London has recently been complemented by a state-of-the-art development that includes a hotel complex with conference centre facilities and the largest pillar free ballroom in Europe, as well as a number of prestige apartments. To keep residents, guests and other visitors safe, life safety technology from Gent by Honeywell has been specified throughout.

Looking at it today, it is difficult to appreciate that London’s Greenwich Peninsula has something of a chequered history. The area remained largely undeveloped until the nineteenth century, at which point industrial development and good access to the River Thames encouraged businesses such as soap,  Read more

BT Redcare launches two new Fire products

BT Redcare FireBT Redcare has launched two new products aimed at the Fire Alarm sector.

BT Redcare, the leader in the Fire signalling market with its Redcare Classic product, has added Secure Fire IP and Secure Fire to their product portfolio.

Andy Fyvie, head of BT Redcare said “We’re proud that these two new products, as well as our existing Classic Fire product having crucial third-party certification that meets rigorous insurance requirements as well British and European standards for Fire alarm signalling. Read more

Rievaulx Abbey sings the praises of its new Morley-IAS life safety system

Marley-IAS HonewellRievaulx Abbey was built by a group of 12 Cistercian monks in 1131 near the River Rye in a remote valley, deep in what is now the picturesque North York Moors National Park. At its height Rievaulx Abbey was one of the wealthiest monasteries in Great Britain and supported around 140 monks and 500 lay brothers and servants. Such great wealth, and the monastic obedience to Rome, led Henry VIII to dissolve the monasteries and the building was suppressed in 1538 and left to decay. Over the years Rievaulx Abbey’s ruins have been an inspiration for Read more


Fire Alarm nittan-fire-evolutionNittan Europe, one of the leading companies in the European fire protection industry, has launched the evolution 1 range of fire alarm control panels which offer complete compatibility with the award winning range of Evolution detection and alarm devices.

Fully compliant with BS EN54 part 2 and 4, the evolution 1 panels have been designed with the needs of both the installer and end user in mind; the panels even have separate dedicated menus for the user and installer. For ease of use the panels have a 4.3 inch Read more

16th International Water Mist Conference – Conference Webpage now active

International Water Mist Conference IWMA directorsHamburg, 1st June 2016. The 16th International Water Mist Conference will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 21st and 22nd September 2016. Venue will be the Arcotel Wimberger Wien.
From today onwards the conference webpage will be active. For easy access IWMA will provide a link from their homepage to the IWMC 2016 conference homepage. Delegates may from today register for the conference via the site. During the early bird period – Read more


Maxxess Stand IfsecMaxxess to team up with leading global security software and hardware vendors to demonstrate more than 50 off-the-shelf integrations through eFusion

BRACKNELL, UNITED KINGDOM, 09 JUNE 2015 – Maxxess, a global corporation specialising in the access control sector and recognised for its extensive integration capabilities, has unveiled its plans to showcase its signature eFusion security management platform together with a number of technology partners on its stand E700 at IFSEC International 2015 in London. Read more

Wrightstyle and Christmas fire safety in emerging markets

Wrightstyle FireWrightstyle, the leading UK steel and aluminium glazing company, supplies its fire-rated systems internationally.  As Christmas approaches, Tim Kempster, the company’s managing director, warns that globalisation also has its dark side.

Fire safety is a subject that Wrightstyle knows quite a lot about.  Our advanced systems are specified internationally – from shopping centres in Beirut to medical facilities in Hong Kong, and from a memorial chapel in the USA to Olympic projects in London and Athens. Read more

How to choose a keypad or overlay for a security panel

The fire and security industry has seen a huge surge in investment since the London bombings in July 2006 and the riots across the UK in 2011. This has meant that the UK’s security industry is now worth £1bn with businesses having turned to manufacturers to provide cutting edge systems.

An important component of fire and security systems are the control panels which need toincorporate a simplified, but effective design. As a result, graphic overlays and membrane keypads have been growing in popularity across the industry over the last few years, as manufacturers avoid older and more bulky keypads.

Membrane keypads are made up of three main elements which include a graphic overlay, an electrically Read more

System Sensor launches unique IP-enabled aspiration detectors

System Sensor Europe, part of Honeywell, moves into the ultra-sensitive aspiration detection space for the first time with the introduction of FAAST, an EN54-20 Class A approved very early warning aspiration system that will alarm more than an hour before combustion.

FAAST’s early warning functionality and removal of false alarm risks makes it an essential safety measure in enterprise Read more

Kodit Launch High Performance Label into Fire and Rescue Services

KoditFire and Rescue services within the UK have all been challenged with improving their performance in the overall management of operational assets. A number of services have sought the help of Kodit in this task. Kodit has built a significant expertise in the labelling and auditing of operational equipment within Fire and Rescue providing accurate asset register information for direct use or for upload into other systems. Read more

UK Company Develops the Ultimate Fire Door

It’s the ultimate unlatched fire-resistant door system that architects and interior designers have wanted to specify for years.

The breakthrough fire door system from Wrightstyle now offers designers internationally a range of entirely new and fully-glazed interior or exterior door options that offer complete practicality coupled with absolute fire safety. Read more