Smart Buildings

UK’s first fire door installation qualification launched by BWF

Developed in partnership with the NPTC Group of Colleges, the course is designed to be a practical introduction to installing fire doors. Read More

Do you know how much downtime of your physical security systems is costing you?

Duncan Cooke, business development manager, UK & Europe, for Stratus Technologies, defines downtime, how to quantify the costs - financial and otherwise - and how to minimise downtime. Read More

MOBOTIX publishes Cyber Protection Guide for its customers

MOBOTIX has published a cybersecurity guide to help its customers strengthen the resilience of MOBOTIX products against cyber-attack. Read More

Hackitt to consider more prescriptive approach to building regulations

MPs have welcomed comments by Dame Judith Hackitt about the need for a more prescriptive approach to building regulation. Read More

ASSA 900 electronic strikes promise heavy duty performance

The Assa 900 series of strikes is compatible with the company’s Modular and Connect lockcases, and are designed to deliver a high strength, high performance combination for doors that undergo extreme usage, or that are situated in high security areas. Read More

FRS report into Royal Clarence Hotel fire is full of holes – this is what’s missing

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has issued a 50-page report into the fire that destroyed the UK’s oldest hotel, in Exeter, in 2016. Fire safety consultant Alan Cox dissects the findings and finds them wanting in myriad ways. Read More

‘Accidental’ landlord tries to understand her responsibilities under “confusing” fire safety legislation

Writing in the Evening Standard, Victoria Whitlock found official advice confusing and contradictory – did she make the right decisions? Also in this roundup, three in 10 still use electrical devices they know have been recalled. Read More

Optex sensors integrated with Genetec control and command centre

Laser sensors from Optex can now be integrated with Genetec’s Restricted Security Area surveillance module for enhanced perimeter or area protection, either inside or outdoors. Read More

Spring Statement: Funding boost for housing should have included fire safety fund, says BWF CEO

The Chancellor should have ring-fenced a portion of the funding pledged for affordable housing in his spring statement for vital fire safety works, the CEO of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has said. Read More

ASSA ABLOY launches eCLIQ locking system for harsh and high-security environments

A new electronic locking system featuring an advanced chip and 128-bit AES encryption has been launched by ASSA ABLOY. Read More

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