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Adam Bannister was Editor of IFSEC Global from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam is also a former Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
August 2, 2019

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FIREX 2019

WATCH: Largest-ever FIREX showcase with FFE, Advanced, Apollo, Argus, Klaxon, LAN Control Systems

FIREX International hosted its largest ever exhibition zone for the 2019 edition.

The Halma Group of companies – Advanced, Apollo, Argus, FFE, Klaxon and LAN Control Systems – combined to form the Fire Solutions Sector at ExCeL London between 18-20 June.

In the video below key figures from the brands explain why they chose – because it wasn’t a top-down diktat – to collaborate on the same stand to give customers access to a wider range of complementary products. Scroll down further to see additional interviews with the various brands operating under the Halma umbrella.


FFE showcased its Fireray range of beam smoke detectors and Talentum flame detectors. Both boast game-changing features: Fireray One self-aligns in just one minute, while Talentum can ‘see’ flames through glass. There was also be a sneak peek at the next generation of beam smoke detectors and flame detectors.

LAN Control Systems meanwhile showed visitors how to automate their compliance with the Fire Safety Order and manage their systems remotely.

Argus Security

Founded in 2000, Argus Security is a leader in wired and wireless fire detection and alarm devices. Products include translators and expanders, field devices, and test equipment. The Argus range has built a reputation for innovation, reliability and economical pricing – winning them business from many blue chip organisations and for major projects.

Apollo Fire Detectors

Apollo Fire Detectors showcased its wide range of detectors, from addressable and conventional detectors to specialist and UL-approved ranges. Apollo demoed products as a ‘live loop’ powered by the Apollo Test Set, encouraging visitors to enquire about each range and how they interface with other products.

Apollo fire safety products are used in prestigious locations across the globe: The Statue of Liberty, New York; The Royal Albert Hall, London; The Kremlin, Moscow, to name but a few.


Klaxon showed off its range of EN54-23 compliant beacons and sounder beacons, designed to ensure that all personnel are notified of fire emergencies, including people with sensory impairments or working in sensory-depriving conditions.

Featuring Pulse Alert Technology, Klaxon’s EN54-23 compliant beacons help buildings to be evacuated quicker, make evacuation requirements clear and unambiguous, and allow personnel to feel safe and secure.


Advanced demonstrated the multiprotocol MxPro 5 fire alarm panel for the UK and its Axis EN intelligent fire system for export markets, both of which recently received FM Approval to the EN54 standard. Axis AX, the manufacturer’s UL 864 system, includes synchronised fire audio and ground-breaking smoke control solution, DynamixSmoke.

Advanced’s products include complete fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control, fire paging and false alarm management systems.


The Future of Fire Safety: download the eBook

Is the fire protection industry adapting to the post-Grenfell reality fast enough? At FIREX International 2019, Europe's only dedicated fire safety event, some of the world's leading fire safety experts covered this theme. This eBook covers the key insights from those discussions on the developments shaping the profession, with topics including:

  • Grenfell Inquiry must yield “bedrock change” – and soon
  • After Grenfell: Jonathan O’Neill OBE on how austerity and policy “on the hoof” are hampering progress
  • Hackitt’s Golden Thread: Fire, facilities and building safety
  • Fire safety community has to “get on board” with technological changes

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