Category Archives: Safety & Security

Residential Safety Update from Kidde Fyrnetics

The latest issue of ‘Residential Safety Update’ – looking in-depth at topical issues surrounding fire and carbon monoxide safety in housing – has just been published by Kidde Fyrnetics, the world’s largest smoke, heat and CO alarm manufacturer.

A higher standard of security from Gilgen Automatic Doors

Gilgen Door Systems has launched a new range of burglar-resistant automatic sliding doors designed to target harden buildings from the threat of break-in, theft and criminal attack. The Gilgen SLX- RC (Resistance Class) automatic door is one of the first to have passed the latest EN1627 (2011) European burglar resistance standard.

J Banks leading the way in window restrictors

Award winning UK hardware manufacturers J.Banks Ltd have been designing, developing and producing door and window products for over one hundred and sixty years.

GHA shows the way with Kidde Fyrnetics’ TenYCO range

Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) has been able to increase its CO alarm replacement cycle by using Kidde Fyrnetics’ TenYCO range – the very first battery carbon monoxide alarms with a full 10-year guarantee covering both alarm and sealed-in lithium battery.

Stockton Riverside College chooses Fireco’s DMS as fire safety system of choice

Further education college, Stockton Riverside College has chosen leading fire safety provider, Fireco as their fire safety system of choice, with the installation of its Deaf Message Service (DMS).

Door closer enhances safety in education sector

Samuel Heath – The Powermatic, controlled, concealed door closer is ideally suited to the education sector.  Whilst its fire performance credentials, maintenance-free service and enhanced aesthetics are undoubtedly attractive, anecdotal evidence suggests that it is the door closer’s total concealment, and the many health and safety benefits that this brings, that are making Powermatic so popular for use in schools, colleges and university facilities.

Safe access for staff at Bradfield College thanks to Kee Systems

Kee Systems, a leading supplier of Kee Klamp® fittings, has provided Bradfield College in Berkshire with a permanent safety solution to allow staff members to safely access the roof and eliminate any possibility of slips, trips and falls.

Aico specified following review of smoke alarms in flats

Nottinghamshire’s A1 Housing has announced its decision to install Aico Ei160RC Series alarms into its flats, in light of a fire safety review following the tragic Lakanal House tower block fire in London.

DuPont™ Tyvek® FireCurb™ is the key to enhancing safety and sustainability at the new Lerkendal Hotel and Congress Centre

August 2013 – The impressive Lerkendal Hotel project, part of the ‘Lerkendal Stadion’ complex in Trondheim, Norway, has been set significant goals for success in line with the proud history of Rosenborg Football Club, for whom the stadium is home ground.

BM TRADA to stream live fire door test

BM TRADA will be streaming a live fire door test over the internet on 17 September, offering viewers an opportunity to see for themselves the crucial role played by fire doors in saving lives and property.

Easy Performance

Jaymart – Bladerunner is an exceptionally hardwearing compressed rubber safety flooring which offers high underfoot comfort and warmth, substantial sound absorbency, excellent colour fastness and ease of installation. Bladerunner is easily able to withstand heavy equipment and high impact shocks such as dropped weights, golf spikes or ice skate blades.

Intastop demonstrates leading products at Healthcare Estates

Intastop, leading innovator of door, wall and anti-ligature protection for the healthcare industry will be featuring its unique Door Top Alarm at this year’s Healthcare Estates Exhibition. Also showcased on stand D30 will be the company’s renowned Antibacterial Impact Protection Sheet plus a new product line, Finger Safety Hinges.

SR Timber urges caution with 100% safety claims for battens

100% safety claims for roofing battens are lulling roofers into a false sense of security, warns SR Timber, one of the leading distributors of specialist roofing battens and the renowned ‘Premium Gold’ battens.

Simple smoke alarm control from Aico – unique radiolink alarm controller

Aico: one of the UK’s market leaders in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detection, has launched an innovative new wireless Controller for its RadioLINK Professional alarms. RadioLINK allows Smoke, Heat and CO alarms to be interconnected using Radio Frequency (RF) signals, eliminating the need for interconnection wiring.

New Kingshield Led Fitting Offers Maintenance Free Exit Light

GreenBrook Electrical has added to the choice of exit lights “_GoBack”it offers to customers with the addition of the new KingShield LED Exit Light to its range.

The original just got better – Aico RadioLINK wire free alarm interconnection system upgraded

Aico, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of domestic mains powered Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms, is pleased to announce its market-leading RadioLINK Professional wireless interconnection technology has been upgraded to feature remote House Code entry and the ability to add full control to mixed (or ‘hybrid’) hard-wired and RF systems.

Duoguard against floods, from Bowater doors

As the threat of flooding in the UK increases, industry-leading Bowater Doors has unveiled an improved design for its flood defence door. The DuoGuard range is being relaunched following enhancements to its design. Bowater Doors, a company of The Veka UK Group, is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of energy-efficient composite doors.

Marconi House, London

London’s new Marconi House apartments and an adjacent hotel development, are using advanced SHEVTEC® smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems from SE Controls to provide smoke free escape routes for residents and staff in the event of a fire.

Aquobex appointed as global distributor for J & J Carter’s flexible and reusable Eco-Dam

Aquobex, a leader in the design and provision of flood management solutions, announced today that it is been appointed as the global distributor for J & J Carter’s Eco-Dam. This brand new patented product is a temporary, removable, re-usable and recyclable product that can protect a group of properties from impending flood risk. Eco-Dam can also be used as a temporary cofferdam* on construction sites and rivers.

Rooftop walkway protection from Safesite

Safesite Limited has added the Kee Walk® rooftop walkway system to its portfolio of fall protection products.

Berry Systems protects British exports

The Port of Southampton is one of the UK’s largest vehicle handling ports, with over 650,000 automotive vehicles passing through the port in 2012. The large majority of these vehicles were UK manufactured cars shipped for export.

Carbon Monoxide – the latest guidance

Kidde Fyrnetics has launched its guide to carbon monoxide safety in housing – updated with details of brand new models to the TenYCO range of 10-year guaranteed CO alarms – at the 2013 Gas Safety Management Conference.

GEZE UK first to launch RIBA approved CPD on new EN 16005

As a new European safety standard for power operated doorsets comes into force, GEZE UK is the first company to offer British architects a CPD seminar explaining the implications of EN 16005.

Neaco moduar grille system is a versatile performer

Neaco’s Techdek modular aluminium grille system is gaining a reputation as one of the most versatile products on the market following its specification for a wide variety of uses in recent years, encompassing everything from solar shading to roof access walkways.

Sontay refreshes sensor range

Sontay has updated its GS-CO2-1000 carbon dioxide sensors as part of an on-going series of improvements to its market leading range of control peripheral and measurement devices. The new sensors blend effortlessly with modern design schemes and will simplify specification and installation for building services consultants, contractors and systems integrators.

New videophones with 2.4 inch LCD screen for Videx door entry systems

The new compact 6000 Series Videophone from Videx Security is designed for use in conjunction with the established VX2200 digital door entry system and has been created to bridge the price gap between audio and video installations. Suitable for one to one installations through to high rise installations making this a good all round choice for video door entry installations.

Mini Vault Safe Range From Securikey Offers Robust Security Solution

Securikey, a leading supplier of physical security products, has enhanced its best-selling Mini Vault range of freestanding safes. Offering a highly reliable and robust security solution for safekeeping valuables such as cash, documents and electronic tablets, Mini Vault safes are the ideal choice for a range of commercial and domestic applications including hotel rooms, offices and homes.

ESG launches LCD vision panel offer

Following reports from FENSA of the first rise in the number of replacement window and door installation notifications since 2007, leading specialist glass processor ESG has launched a new offer on its ESG Switchable™ LCD Privacy Glass vision panel range.

Promat Increases Fire Protection Options With New Range Of Engineered Doorsets

Promat UK has announced the launch of a new range of superior quality, high performance steel doorsets which can provide up to 240 minutes of fire protection. The Promat DURASMOOTH® doorsets can be produced in many different variations, making them suitable for a wide range of applications, including office, industrial and commercial premises, food and drink processing facilities, plus power generation, petrochemical and pharmaceutical plants.

Panic Exit device becomes motorised

Safety must never be comprised when considering fittings for doors used as escape routes. Exit devices which allow people to escape easily and rapidly out of buildings in the event of an emergency situation are lifesaving products.