Look No Wires – Why radio fire is set to expand in 2012

Just a short number of years ago wireless technology was somewhat niche. Watch any movie pre 1990s and the mobile telephone seemed only to exist in science fiction, yet here we are in a world where wired telephony is fast becoming obsolete. We ask whether the days of cable are numbered. Sit in any public place, and you are bombarded with offers …

Wired or wireless, the gap closes…..

One of the biggest debates around at the moment is installation costs, which seem to be rocketing. The solution being explored by many installers, as well as manufactures, is structured cabling, which has been in the wings, so to speak, for many years. However, this never seems to have taken off for some reason.  The idea being that pre-prepared cables are …

Wireless Site Signalling

With many large open estates such as hospitals, universities or airports, the transmission of important information across buildings can be vital. This could be a fire signal from a remote building to a central control room, an air conditioning fault signal in an unattended laboratory at night or a pump alarm in an area from the risk of flooding. If …

Staying away could cost you your life

Barely a week goes by now without some reference or news story about a hotel or guest house that has breached is obligations under the Fire Safety Order. Thankfully not many are about actual fires, although these do occur, and when they do the very fact that guests are strangers to the property, could potentially lead to a disaster. If …

The problem with arson

Every year in the UK over 2000 schools and educational premises are damaged by fire – 70 per cent of these fires are started deliberately – Local Government Association. Arson attacks usually occur while students are at school, as a rule these are generally started by classmates. Because of the very real threat that injury or death could result following …

EMS overcomes complex challenge at historic Georgian site in Bath

Avon Fire Systems turned to EMS Radio Fire & Security to develop a complex wire free fire protection system to replace the old hard-wired system in the most effective way possible. Avon Fire Systems faced an unusual challenge, the old hard wired system in place at the Bath Roman Baths and Pump Rooms was becoming unreliable and troublesome. Read full …

Counterfeit cables

Copying products is a fast growing ‘business’ globally. Estimates vary on the costs of counterfeiting but it isthought to be over £100bn annually, equating to around 5-7% of all goods sold Now imagine if you will fire resistant cable that was counterfeit, the results could be very serious, so serious in fact that it could result in severe injury or even death! Fire resistant …

Fire safety guidance for purpose built flats published – The Local Government (LG) Group

New guidance has been publisehed  on fire safety in purpose built blocks of flats by the  Local Government (LG) Group. The document gives practical and detailed advice across all housing sectors. It is not about the introduction any new standards but simply clarifies a number of complex issues around risk assessment and fire safety management. This will ensure that the residents of …