BS8243 – Important IRIS Upgrade Information

EMS Radio Fire & Security Systems Ltd has been providing high security solutions for nearly 50 years and has had a close involvement with British and European standards committees in ensuring systems remain up to date and compliant with relevant legislation. The EMS IRIS system has been supplied since the early 1990s and is widely used in many applications, from …

Wireless myths and misconceptions – Want to go cable free but unsure?

Wireless based fire and security has been around for some years and like many technologies there were some issues at the very early stages of development and deployment. Ray Puttock, Head of Marketing at EMS, looks at some of the misconceptions. The rules that apply to technological development and the exponential rate that it advances illustrate that the 21st century …

EMS FireCell System at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Leading Edinburgh Festival Fringe operator, C venues, has chosen to have an EMS FireCell system installed to protect their new, pop-up, multiplex venue at this year’s Festival. C venues has taken over central India Buildings; a Victorian, multi-storey office block inEdinburghthat has been vacant for some time. The new venue, known as C nova, is a replacement for C SoCo …

Fire Safety and Legislation, have you got a plan in place?

Ports, harbours and terminals are some of the toughest environments when considering fire safety. Full of activity with large amounts of traffic, including people unfamiliar with the site and localised issues, each location offers it’s own specific challenges dependent on business demands. UK Fire legislation is very precise on what measures need to be taken to meet the law. There …

EMS celebrates win at KEiBA Awards Gala Dinner

The night of Thursday 28th June saw the culmination of many months of anticipation for EMS Security Group Ltd (EMS) as they won a Kent Excellence in Business Award. The KEiBA awards ceremony took place at Priestifield, home of Gillingham FC and was attended by nearly 500 guests and hosted by former BBC Dragon, Rachel Elnaugh. The KEiBAs are staged and …

No Cable, No Hassle with EMS FireCell

Building engineers and building owners have many statutory responsibilities. Protecting people within a building from the risk of fire goes beyond a legal requirement though; it is also a serious duty of care issue for all involved. When it comes to upgrading an existing system, or specifying for a new building, wire-free technologies represent the very latest in accurate protection, …

Remove the fire risk in older buildings containg asbestos

The HSE estimates that up to 500,000 commercial, industrial and public buildings built before the year 2000, are likely to contain asbestos in some form. This means that anyone aiming to improve the safety of the building by installing a wired fire detection system themselves, which requires chasing cables into the fabric of a building, faces the risk of exposing …

EMS now has a new FREE image and logo media pack for all our customers

Are you an EMS customer? Do you sell, install or maintain EMS Radio Fire & Security Systems? Do you have outdated images and logos on your website and in your printed brochures? We have just updated our library of images and logos and now offer you these FREE to use on your website and in literature to promote your business. …

A day out at the Palace of Westminster with all party parliamentary group discussing “Fire Safety in Britain Today”

With a packed agenda and a list of attendees consisting of fire professionals and politicians from across the political spectrum, the scene was set for a lively debate on Fire Safety. With Baroness of Enfield chairing the meeting the initial presentations from respected members of the fire service and highly qualified specialists stimulated discussion and comment from the start. The …

Hotel Fire Risks

All businesses must take the risk of fire seriously, none more so than the hospitality sector. Following our earlier blog “Staying away could cost you your life”, we examine the risks a little more. The UK has seen many serious incidents over the years as the very nature of a hotel makes it a higher risk. The vast majority of …