residential housing


Top five residential security trends to watch for in 2022

Blake Kozak from Omdia explores the top five trends in the residential security market to look out for in 2022. Read More

Tel Aviv residential complex utilising facial recognition to protect tenants from COVID-related threats

Gindi TLV, a complex in Tel Aviv, maintains the safety of its community by using Oosto’s face and object recognition. Read More

Gove admits ‘mistakes made’ in cladding crisis, questions leaseholder responsibility for costs and revokes advice on low-rise buildings

Safety advice released after the Grenfell Tower Fire that has led to hundreds of low-rise buildings being deemed unsafe, is to be withdrawn. Read More

CAME UK acquires Entrotec Limited

CAME UK has completed the local acquisition of Entrotec Limited to further expand the UK’s brand portfolio across the group. Read More

Evacuation policies and technologies for high-rise residential buildings

We summarise the thoughts on current evacuation policies and procedures in tall buildings from an expert panel at FIREX Connect 2021. Read More

The fire safety hazards of ‘quick-fix’ repurposing of commercial buildings for residential housing

Hunter Seymour explores the many fire safety hazards and challenges involved in repurposing commercial premises for residential housing Read More

Hyfire wireless systems replaces waking watch to protect London residents

Hyfire's Taurus wireless fire system has been installed in a London tower block currently awaiting the replacement of defective cladding. Read More

Dynamic develops single-app building automation system in collaboration with Comelit and ASSA ABLOY

The integration now allows owners and residents to manage apartments using Dynamic's single-app building automation system. Read More

Derby landlord receives £50,000 fine for fire safety breaches in converted house

Following a fire in 2019, the landlord has been sentenced to suspended prison time and a fine of £50,000 for fire safety breaches. Read More

New residential high-rise development plans required to incorporate fire safety considerations as Planning Gateway One comes into force

Planning Gateway One will ensure that fire safety issues needing to be incorporated into schemes before planning permission is granted. Read More

FIA and NFCC release new Premises Information Box (PIB) Code of Practice for residential buildings

The FIA and National Fire Chiefs' Council have released a new Code of Practice for Premises Information Boxes (PIBs) in residential buildings. Read More

Disagreements exposed over personal emergency evacuation plans for disabled people and stay put policies in high-rises

Disagreement has broken out over the role of personal emergency evacuation plans for people with disabilities in high rise blocks. Read More

FireAngel launches AI gateway to ‘connect alarms, enhance data and improve fire safety in social housing’

FireAngel has launched its New Generation Cellular Gateway to offer improved levels of fire safety for social housing properties. Read More

C-TEC’s Hush ActiV fire alarm system specified for apartment block to improve resident safety

A luxury apartment block in Bolton has specified C-TEC’s new Hush ActiV domestic fire alarm system to improve protection for residents. Read More

Futureproofing fire alarm systems – Apollo’s Salvy Vittozzi on Waking Watch replacements and the future of fire safety

Salvy Vittozzi discusses the latest guidance in high-rise residential, the need for clear legislation and what lies ahead for fire safety. Read More

New regulations on sprinklers in Scotland for multi-occupancy residential buildings

Guidance has been published for the house building industry ahead of new regulations on fire suppression systems coming into effect next year from the Scottish Government. Read More



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