false alarms


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

Modernisation of telecoms infrastructure will take 90 seconds off alarm call-handling process

The CSL Insurer’s forum was very much focused on a potential future shift to IP and IoT technologies that’s transforming business models, improving physical security but also amplifying the cybersecurity threat. Read More

Calipsa’s remote monitoring platform slashes false security alarms by 50%, trials show

Providing real-time analytics to alarm receiving centres (ARCs) the platform uses deep learning models developed by machine learning and artificial intelligence experts. Read More

False alarms webinar: How to avoid unwanted alarms in flats, apartments and HMOs

Life safety specialist C-TEC will offer tips on reducing unwanted false alarms in flats, apartments and houses of multiple occupation, thereby avoiding fines from the fire service. Read More

BSIA endorses guide on prevention of false hold-up alarms

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has contributed to a new guide published to help installers of hold-up alarms (HUAs) […] Read More

Time running out to book place on FIA seminars on update to BS 5839-1:2017

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is holding four seminars examining the update to BS 5839-1:2017, which relates to fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Read More



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