false alarms


False alarms make up 98% of automatic fire alarm confirmed incidents in 2020/21

In new data released by the Home Office, statistics show that the vast majority of confirmed automatic fire alarm incidents are false alarms. Read More

“We need to do more to reduce false alarms” – Euralarm releases second edition of European fire alarms study

IFSEC Global hears from Euralarm as they reveal their findings on their second edition study of false alarms. Read More

Nittan launches Visual Alarm Base for its Photoelectric smoke detector

Manufacturer of fire detection products, Nittan Europe, has launched the EV-PYSAVD Visual Alarm Base for use with its Photoelectric smoke detector. Read More

Why intruder alarm installers and ARCs need to get on board with ECHO

In this webinar, Mark Taylor, and David Mair, highlight the importance of implementing ECHO technology as the alarm industry continues to evolve. Read More

ECHO announces 200,000 URN milestone

ECHO has announced that it is now supporting almost 200,000 Intruder and Hold-Up Alarm systems on police response with URNs (Unique Reference Numbers). Read More

“44% of businesses are concerned that false fire alarms in the workplace will encourage complacency”, according to study

Research by JLA has revealed that business leaders are most concerned about employee complacency relating to false fire alarms in the workplace. Read More

Hochiki fire system installed in Norfolk Sixth Form site

Following a recommendation from Norwich Education Services, Paston College, Norfolk, has upgraded its fire system to one provided by Hochiki. Read More

Smarter Physical Security: ‘The Perimeter’

IFSEC Global rounds-up the key takeaways from an AXIS webinar exploring the benefits of investing in smarter perimeter protection. Read More

93% of firms reporting excess of CCTV false alarms linked to poor installation or maintenance

Issues with too many false alerts in CCTV systems are said to be linked to poor installation, maintenance or configuration. Read More

Fire false alarms account for 42% of FRS incidents in 2020

Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, have been released by the Home Office for the year ending June 2020, containing statistics about incidents attended by the services (FRS). Read More

Can false alarms become a thing of the past?

Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, alerts us to the potential for Deep Learning video analytics to significantly reduce false alarms. Read More

Landmark false fire alarm study to spawn a sequel

A new European standard could be proposed as a means to tackle false fire alarms as a fire systems trade body announces plans to reopen a landmark study into the issue. Read More

Accredited lone worker devices have saved the taxpayer £60m in 12 months

The BSIA is crediting BS 8484-accredited systems with the fact that the lone worker industry is now passing between 0.1-0.2% of all lone worker-generated alarms to the police via lone worker unique reference numbers (URNs). Read More

False alarms study published by Euralarm

The study focuses on false alarm data collection and analysis from fire detection and fire alarm systems in selected European countries. Read More

Multi-sensor detectors increasingly used to reduce false alarms, Detectortesters’ research reveals

The rise in popularity of multi-sensor detectors has now also been acknowledged within the recent update to BS:5839-1. Detectortesters' product range will be available on stand A485 at this year’s FIREX International. Read More

PACOM Systems launches device to target false alarms

PACOM Systems, the provider of security and access control solutions, has launched a new hybrid control panel aimed at reducing the occurrence of false alarms. Read More



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