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BAFE CEO highlights fire monitoring deficiencies at CSL Insurers’ Forum

In the video below BAFE CEO Stephen Adams offers his thoughts on the state of UK fire monitoring, expressing concerns about growing fire losses and responses to incidents at HMOs, care homes and empty buildings. Read More

Wired versus wireless fire alarm systems: compare the benefits

If you’re installing a new fire alarm system then it’s worth considering the respective merits of wired versus wireless systems, courtesy of award-winning installation firm Assured Fire & Security. Read More

Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2016: winners revealed

Digital Barriers, Mitie Total Security Management and Assured Fire and Security were among the winners at this year's Security & Fire Excellence Awards. Read More

Trapped in a smoke-filled room, just one exit, 30 minutes to escape: the head-to-head game with a serious message for the EU

Fire Safe Europe has released a video of a head-to-head game where two teams sought an escape from a burning building to promote a new fire-safety campaign. Read More

Gatwick Airport slashes false fire alarms by 70%

Following a successful campaign to identify and address the most common causes, Gatwick Airport Ltd has asked BRE to review its false alarm data and identify ways of further preventing costly, disruptive false alarms. Read More

How to safeguard vital utilities from fire, terror and other security threats

Nick Burnham, head of sales & marketing for Siemens Building Technologies UK, examines how the many operational challenges facing energy utilities can be alleviated through the right system design, adoption of an integrated tech-based approach and intelligence-led security and safety strategy. Read More

“Good engineers are almost impossible to find”: recruitment crisis highlighted by FIA survey

The shortage of engineers in the fire industry is as bad as ever, according to feedback gathered for the latest FIA Market Conditions Report. Read More

5 trends in IoT and ‘smart’ tech’ from 2016 so far

Shrinking computer chips, exponential growth in processing power and improvements in broadband speeds have driven a wave of innovation in the security industry. Some observations about the security implications of recent innovation. Read More

Fire-safety tips for property developers

This advice comes courtesy of Kevin Lindeque, commercial manager of SWS, a manufacturer of fire safety fixtures for businesses and commercial properties. Read More

6 fire-safety tips for keeping office employees safe

If you’re an employer or manager, then fireproofing your office should be a high priority – but what do you need to consider? Read More

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