Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
January 22, 2018

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Poor design and installation; the FDA they’re asking you to remove is probably a part 1 system installed in common parts not the Part 6 system in the residential that is installed for life safety for the residents. Make sure you don’t remove links to smoke management systems! A little knowledge can sometimes be an issue.