Monthly Archives: October 2017

Watch: The burgeoning market for crash-tested street furniture and perimeter protection

COUNTER TErROR in crowded places A spate of terror attacks deploying vehicles as weapons not to mention the perennial risk of drunk, reckless or unconscious drivers veering off the road has underlined the need for wider deployment of physical barriers in public spaces. As well as crash-testing perimeter protection, manufacturers must balance affordability, flexibility, visual appeal and, to accommodate the diverse needs of customers, versatility. From seats to planters and litter bins, sometimes these barriers can even double as street furniture.

We recently surveyed our readership, comprising architects, security professionals and others who might procure physical barriers for their organisations, public spaces or one-off events, on the topic. The video below provides some insights into the report s findings. Sponsored by hard landscaping manufacturer and street furniture specialist Marshalls, Aesthetically pleasing, crash-tested street furniture: why functional will no longer do covers the following: Procurement trends The importance of aesthetics when balanced with cost and security Perception of products already on the market What kind of products respondents would like to see on the market embedded content Free Download: The key to mitigating cybersecurity risks Exploiting IoT technology without creating cybersecurity vulnerabilities is one of the defining challenges in today s security landscape.

This report will help you to see why third parties should adhere to secure by design principles and why the necessary convergence of IT and security departments demands a holistic approach .

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

‘HUSH THOSE FALSE ALARMS’ I would like to invite you to our upcoming webinar: Hush those false alarms , about reducing unwanted false alarms in flats, apartments and houses of multiple occupation. False fire alarms have long been a bane of the fire industry, with unnecessary callouts costing the fire service millions of pounds. With fire services now levying fines for persistent callouts it has never been more vital to take action.

This webinar, a collaboration between IFSEC Global, FIREX International and life-safety systems specialist C-TEC, will look at how to combat the problem with mixed, conventional and hush systems. The webinar takes place on Wednesday 22 November between 11am-12pm. About C-TEC Established in 1981, C-TEC is a leading UK independent manufacturer of quality life safety electronic equipment with a portfolio of products that includes conventional and addressable fire alarm systems, power supplies, automatic extinguisher systems, disabled refuge systems, call systems and hearing loop systems. If you re looking for quality life safety equipment, You re Safe With C-TEC! Webinar: Hush Those False Alarms With fire protection in flats, apartments and HMOs making the news for all the wrong reasons, this CPD-certified webinar provides an overview of the current solutions available for reducing false alarms in HMOs and other areas by using mixed, conventional and hush systems .

Click here to register now Related Topics C-TEC to showcase new CAST protocol fire alarm system and EN54-23-certified VADs C-TEC sister company SigNET is named exclusive UK distributor for RCF s new emergency evacuation voice alarms C-TEC launches free CPD events for fire-safety systems

ASSA ABLOY UK calls for mandatory fire door inspections

FIRE DOOR CAMPAIGN ASSA ABLOY UK is campaigning for the mandatory inspection of fire doors. Once a fire door is installed, building owners or managers the responsible person are not obliged to perform maintenance inspections. ASSA ABLOY, the world s largest lock manufacturer by sales volume, is showcasing its fire door safety products at an event taking place in the House of Commons on Wednesday 1 November.

Hosted by Ian Austin MP for Dudley North, Made in the Black Country will feature British brands based in the West Midlands. ASSA ABLOY UK, whose recently revamped head office is based in the Black Country (in Willenhall), is raising awareness about fire doors through a new LinkedIn group. Called It s Time To Talk About Fire Doors , the page will provide a forum for discussions around the issue and connect followers with experts in this field for advice and support. Driven by the fallout from the Grenfell fire in June and the success of Fire Door Safety Week, the deficiencies of many so-called fire doors has been a growing concern within and outside the fire industry. Three million fire doors are installed every year in the UK, but incorrect specification, poor installation and a lack of maintenance is still common, said Brian Sofley, Managing Director at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors. Fire doors save lives, and it is absolutely critical that they are operating correctly at all times. We will be raising awareness of this important issue at this event, discussing the current challenges with MPs and considering how this can be overcome.

The UK s first fire door installation qualification was recently piloted with a view to delivering the full course in December 2017. @Theodore_Fire don’t think this one is self closing! #firedoor #FireDoorSafetyWeek #passivefire pic.twitter.com/tTI3nrod16 H Timmins Group (@HTimminsGroup) August 15, 2017 Related Topics ASSA ABLOY: Behind a classical fa ade, there s state of the art security thanks to CLIQ locking technology Securing student accommodation: SMARTair access control has the flexibility to handle high traffic and rapid resident turnover Smart door locks give agencies, service providers and rental platforms a competitive edge whatever their size