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The future is wireless

The future is wireless

Martin Lee, Business Development Manager at Hyfire, discusses the advancements and future direction of fire detection systems.

Martin Lee, Business Development Manager at Hyfire, discusses the advancements and future direction of fire detection systems.

A Costly Oversight: The £500k Waking Watch Scandal

A Costly Oversight: The £500k Waking Watch Scandal

In a startling revelation, a waking watch attendant hired as part of a £500,000 contract was reportedly found 'hiding' in a cupboard instead of patrolling a Plymouth block of flats. The incident at the development known as Latitude 52 - where waking watch was introduced post-Grenfell due to defective cladding - has cast a shadow over the reliability and cost-effectiveness of waking watch services, prompting a re-evaluation of temporary fire safety measures in residential buildings.

In a startling revelation, a waking watch attendant hired as part of a £500,000 contract was reportedly found ‘hiding’ in a cupboard instead of patrolling a Plymouth block of flats. The incident at the development known as Latitude 52 – where waking watch was introduced post-Grenfell due to defective cladding – has cast a shadow over the reliability and cost-effectiveness of waking watch services, prompting a re-evaluation of temporary fire safety measures in residential buildings.

Hyfire’s Partner Programme: a mutually beneficial safety network

Hyfire’s Partner Programme: a mutually beneficial safety network

The Partner programme is our most important focal point in the UK - says Ollie Murray, Hyfire International Director - it's our key route to market and having an intimate relationship with our partners allows us to support their business.

Ollie Murray Appointed as New International Director

Ollie Murray Appointed as New International Director

Hyfire has announced a significant change to its senior leadership team. Ollie Murray will take on the role of International Director, effective 1st February 2024, taking over from Tom Crane. This strategic move is part of Hyfire's ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence in the fire industry.

Hyfire has announced a significant change to its senior leadership team. Ollie Murray will take on the role of International Director, effective 1st February 2024, taking over from Tom Crane. This strategic move is part of Hyfire’s ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence in the fire industry.

Hyfire Enhances Taurus Wireless Range With Detector Updates

Hyfire Enhances Taurus Wireless Range With Detector Updates

Leading wireless fire systems brand Hyfire has announced a series of updates to its pioneering Taurus range of wireless detectors. Set to enter production in the second week of January, these enhancement are emblematic of the company’s commitment to continuous product improvement.

Leading wireless fire systems brand Hyfire has announced a series of updates to its pioneering Taurus range of wireless detectors.

Avoiding Fires Over the Festive Season: A Hyfire Guide

Avoiding Fires Over the Festive Season: A Hyfire Guide

As businesses gear up for the festive season, effective management of commercial fire systems becomes crucial. This is particularly important considering the recent crackdown on false alarm callouts in the UK, where many fire brigades now require a fire to be confirmed before responding to automatic fire alarms at commercial premises.

As businesses gear up for the festive season, effective management of commercial fire systems becomes crucial. This is particularly important considering the recent crackdown on false alarm callouts in the UK, where many fire brigades now require a fire to be confirmed before responding to automatic fire alarms at commercial premises.

Fire Safety Regulations in High-Rise Residential Buildings

Fire Safety Regulations in High-Rise Residential Buildings

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 marks a significant shift in responsibility for those managing high-rise residential buildings in England. The regulations focus on detailed electronic building plans, frequent inspections, and clear wayfinding signage to enhance safety.

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 marks a significant shift in responsibility for those managing high-rise residential buildings in England. The regulations focus on detailed electronic building plans, frequent inspections, and clear wayfinding signage to enhance safety.

Hyfire and Advanced to the Rescue  with New Fire System for Newcastle Foodbank

Hyfire and Advanced to the Rescue with New Fire System for Newcastle Foodbank

Newcastle Foodbank provides an essential lifeline for thousands in North East communities, and now it can look to the future with confidence thanks to a new fire system supplied by Advanced and Hyfire, and installed by local company, RayFire Services.

Newcastle Foodbank provides an essential lifeline for thousands in North East communities, and now it can look to the future with confidence thanks to a new fire system supplied by Advanced and Hyfire, and installed by local company, RayFire Services.

Hyfire Launches the ‘Taurus Survey Kit Lite’: The Go-to Tool for Smaller Fire Systems

Hyfire Launches the ‘Taurus Survey Kit Lite’: The Go-to Tool for Smaller Fire Systems

Hyfire unveils the brand new Taurus Survey Kit Lite. This streamlined version of the highly-regarded Taurus Survey Kit has been designed to facilitate rapid additions to existing systems and the setup of smaller-scale systems.

Hyfire unveils the brand new Taurus Survey Kit Lite. This streamlined version of the highly-regarded Taurus Survey Kit has been designed to facilitate rapid additions to existing systems and the setup of smaller-scale systems.

Wired or Wireless: which commercial fire alarm systems are best?

Wired or Wireless: which commercial fire alarm systems are best?

When designing a building, whether it’s a hospital, school, or hotel, one of the critical decisions that designers and installers must make is choosing between wired and wireless systems. In this article, we will examine the advantages and disadvantages of both systems to help you determine the best fit for commercial fire alarm systems.

Advances in Wireless Technology Offer  Savings and Reassurance to High-Rise Dwellers

Advances in Wireless Technology Offer Savings and Reassurance to High-Rise Dwellers

Six years after Grenfell, the UK’s high-rise dwellers continue to be burdened with the issue of fire safety in their buildings. With successive changes in rules, regulations and best practices, building managers are under pressure to achieve rapid results, especially in the tens of thousands of buildings blighted with defective cladding and other issues. The good news is that wireless fire devices can deliver rapid and cost-effective solutions.

Six years after Grenfell, the UK’s high-rise dwellers continue to be burdened with the issue of fire safety in their buildings. With successive changes in rules, regulations and best practices, building managers are under pressure to achieve rapid results, especially in the tens of thousands of buildings blighted with defective cladding and other issues. The good news is that wireless fire devices can deliver rapid and cost-effective solutions.

Hyfire Italy Relocates to State-of-the-Art Milan Headquarters

Hyfire Italy Relocates to State-of-the-Art Milan Headquarters

Hyfire Italy, a leader in the field of wireless fire systems, announces its move to a new, state-of-the-art headquarters in Milan, reinforcing the company's commitment to technological innovation in the sector.

Hyfire Italy, a leader in the field of wireless fire systems, announces its move to a new, state-of-the-art headquarters in Milan, reinforcing the company’s commitment to technological innovation in the sector.

Brett Boyd appointed Regional Sales Manager for London & South East

Brett Boyd appointed Regional Sales Manager for London & South East

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Boyd as Regional Sales Manager for London & South East. With a wealth of experience in the fire protection industry, Brett is well-equipped to provide exceptional service and support to Hyfire's network of partners in the region.

Hyfire has boosted its UK team with the  appointment of Martin Lee as Business Development Manager (UK & Ireland) and Richard Williams as Regional Sales Manager – South West.

Major Enhancements to Hyfire’s TauREX Software Make Life Easier for Installers and Engineers

Major Enhancements to Hyfire’s TauREX Software Make Life Easier for Installers and Engineers

Global wireless fire technology pioneer Hyfire has releases a comprehensive update to its ground-breaking TauREX software package, with a series of enhancements that will be transformative for anyone installing and maintaining Taurus wireless fire systems.

Global wireless fire technology pioneer Hyfire has releases a comprehensive update to its ground-breaking TauREX software package, with a series of enhancements that will be transformative for anyone installing and maintaining Taurus wireless fire systems.

Hyfire Partnerships Will Bring the Latest Wireless Fire Tech to Norway and South Africa

Hyfire Partnerships Will Bring the Latest Wireless Fire Tech to Norway and South Africa

Hyfire has confirmed partnership agreements that will see its products sold in Norway and South Africa for the first time

Hyfire has confirmed partnership agreements that will see its products sold in Norway and South Africa for the first time

Hyfire is part of the Orama Group within Halma!

Hyfire is part of the Orama Group within Halma!

Hyfire is pleased to announce that it will be working alongside businesses Argus and Ramtech in the Orama Group within Halma. From the three companies, excellence in wireless solutions for the protection of people and environments, is born the new group.

Hyfire is pleased to announce that it will be working alongside businesses Argus and Ramtech in the Orama Group within Halma. From the three companies, excellence in wireless solutions for the protection of people and environments, is born the new group.

Hyfire Boosts UK Team with Dual Appointments

Hyfire Boosts UK Team with Dual Appointments

Hyfire has boosted its UK team with the  appointment of Martin Lee as Business Development Manager (UK & Ireland) and Richard Williams as Regional Sales Manager - South West.

Hyfire has boosted its UK team with the  appointment of Martin Lee as Business Development Manager (UK & Ireland) and Richard Williams as Regional Sales Manager – South West.

Why Cutting Edge Wireless Tech Holds the Key to Safeguarding Scotland’s Historic Castles

Why Cutting Edge Wireless Tech Holds the Key to Safeguarding Scotland’s Historic Castles

Since taking over the Scottish region in 2020, Robert Bruce - National Sales Manager for Hyfire – has specified wireless fire systems to protect no less than five Caledonian castles.

Since taking over the Scottish region in 2020, Robert Bruce – National Sales Manager for Hyfire – has specified wireless fire systems to protect no less than five Caledonian castles.

Meet us FIM Expo, @ 13 September 2022 at Cardiff

Meet us FIM Expo, @ 13 September 2022 at Cardiff

We’re pleased to announce that Hyfire will be attending FIM Expo this year in September!

We’re pleased to announce that Hyfire will be attending FIM Expo this year in September!

Further Boost for Hyfire as Dave Henderson Appointed Product Manager

Further Boost for Hyfire as Dave Henderson Appointed Product Manager

Hyfire has further enhanced its recently restructured UK team with the appointment of industry veteran Dave Henderson as Product Manager.

Hyfire has further enhanced its recently restructured UK team with the appointment of industry veteran Dave Henderson as Product Manager.

Why Wireless Fire Tech is Manna from  Heaven for Fire Professionals

Why Wireless Fire Tech is Manna from Heaven for Fire Professionals

With the fire industry facing unprecedented challenges as the Fire Safety Act 2021 and PAS 9980 come into force, Ollie Murray – National Sales Manager (South) – looks at how wireless technology could be the answer to many prayers.

With the fire industry facing unprecedented challenges as the Fire Safety Act 2021 and PAS 9980 come into force, Ollie Murray looks at how wireless technology could be the answer to many prayers.

Hyfire Strengthens UK Sales Team with Gemma Hand Appointment

Hyfire Strengthens UK Sales Team with Gemma Hand Appointment

Hyfire has appointed Gemma Hand as Field Sales Manager (South East), responsible for overseeing the rapid growth of the business in the crucial South East of England region.

Hyfire has appointed Gemma Hand as Field Sales Manager (South East), responsible for overseeing the rapid growth of the business in the crucial South East of England region.

Wireless Benefits Infographic!

Wireless Benefits Infographic!

Wireless technology offers key advantages to fire professionals and building owners, find out more

Wireless technology offers key advantages to fire professionals and building owners, find out more

Hyfire Rings the Changes to Drive Wireless Growth

Hyfire Rings the Changes to Drive Wireless Growth

Hyfire has unveiled a raft of changes to its UK team as it seeks to build on unprecedented growth in the wireless sector due to evolving fire regulations, increased demand on installers and the ongoing repercussions of the Covid pandemic.

Hyfire has unveiled a raft of changes to its UK team as it seeks to build on unprecedented growth in the wireless sector due to evolving fire regulations, increased demand on installers and the ongoing repercussions of the Covid pandemic.

New! Taurus BIM Objects

New! Taurus BIM Objects

We are pleased to announce the introduction of new BIM objects for our Taurus wireless product line! 

We are pleased to announce the introduction of new BIM objects for our Taurus wireless product line! 

How Educational Buildings Can Benefit from Wireless Technology

How Educational Buildings Can Benefit from Wireless Technology

Read more about fire prevention, safety and evacuation for educational buildings.

With all of the focus on residential buildings in the aftermath of Grenfell, it is easy to overlook the problems faced by those in charge of fire prevention, safety and evacuation for educational buildings. These are subject to many of the same challenges as their domestic counterparts, with added difficulties stemming from the fact that many occupants will be young and, in some specialist institutions, of limited mobility. Such buildings can be a headache for fire installers and building managers, although many of these issues can be overcome with wireless fire devices. 

Meet us Firex, @ 17- 19 May 2022 at ExCeL London

Meet us Firex, @ 17- 19 May 2022 at ExCeL London

We’re pleased to announce that Hyfire will be attending Direx International this year in May!

We’re pleased to announce that Hyfire will be attending Direx International this year in May!

Hyfire Launches Revamped Partner Programme Tailored for Today’s Fire Sector

Hyfire Launches Revamped Partner Programme Tailored for Today’s Fire Sector

Hyfire has revamped its partner programme, with a series of enhancements designed to meet the individual needs of modern fire installers and their clients.

Hyfire has revamped its partner programme, with a series of enhancements designed to meet the individual needs of modern fire installers and their clients.

Meet us @ Fire Safety Event, 5-7 April 2022

Meet us @ Fire Safety Event, 5-7 April 2022

We’re pleased to announce that Hyfire will be attending Fire Safety Event this year in April.

We’re pleased to announce that Hyfire will be attending Fire Safety Event this year in April.

Hyfire Delivers World First with Wireless Tri-Sensor

Hyfire Delivers World First with Wireless Tri-Sensor

Hyfire has unveiled the world’s first commercial wireless EN54-31 compliant tri-sensor detector, combining CO, dual-path optical smoke and heat sensing technologies in a single compact unit.

Hyfire has unveiled the world’s first commercial wireless EN54-31 compliant tri-sensor detector, combining CO, dual-path optical smoke and heat sensing technologies in a single compact unit.

Hyfire Unveils Express  Delivery Pledge for All Wireless Fire Devices

Hyfire Unveils Express Delivery Pledge for All Wireless Fire Devices

Hyfire has pledged to fulfil all customer orders within one to two days, including smoke detectors, call points and other devices from its flagship Taurus range.

Hyfire has pledged to fulfil all customer orders within one to two days, including smoke detectors, call points and other devices from its flagship Taurus range.

Hyfire Appoints New Sales Manager  for The Central Region

Hyfire Appoints New Sales Manager for The Central Region

Hyfire has appointed Mark Piert as Regional Sales Manager for UK Central, covering The Midlands and surrounding areas, where he will oversee the management of existing partners and the development of new client relationships for the business.

Hyfire has appointed Mark Piert as Regional Sales Manager for UK Central, covering The Midlands and surrounding areas, where he will oversee the management of existing partners and the development of new client relationships for the business.

How Healthcare Buildings Can Benefit From Wireless Technology

How Healthcare Buildings Can Benefit From Wireless Technology

Healthcare buildings are subject to many of the same challenges as their domestic counterparts, with added difficulties stemming from the fact that many occupants will be sick and of limited mobility, and that’s before we get to the complications created by COVID-19. Such buildings can be a headache for fire installers and building managers, although many of these issues can be overcome with wireless fire devices.

Healthcare buildings are subject to many of the same challenges as their domestic counterparts, with added difficulties stemming from the fact that many occupants will be sick and of limited mobility, and that’s before we get to the complications created by COVID-19. Such buildings can be a headache for fire installers and building managers, although many of these issues can be overcome with wireless fire devices.

Wireless Technology Can Facilitate Compliance with the UK Fire Safety Bill

Wireless Technology Can Facilitate Compliance with the UK Fire Safety Bill

The new UK Fire Safety Bill (FSB) introduces new legal requirements that all high-rise building owners and managers will need to follow. The requirements are complex, and not exclusively related to cladding, so it makes sense to take an in-depth look at the document. The good news is that wireless fire technology provides a rapid route to compliance with many of the key stipulations.

The new UK Fire Safety Bill introduces new legal requirements that all high-rise building owners and managers will need to follow.

Hyfire Takes Wireless to the Next Level

Hyfire Takes Wireless to the Next Level

Hyfire is revolutionising the fire industry with Taurus, the newest, incredibly powerful and easy to configure EN54-25 wireless system on the market today.

Hyfire is revolutionising the fire industry with Taurus, the newest, incredibly powerful and easy to configure EN54-25 wireless system on the market today.

Hyfire Finance Solution. Quick. Simple. Flexible.

Hyfire Finance Solution. Quick. Simple. Flexible.

Hyfire has selected the industry-leading finance specialists Shire Leasing as preferred partner to work with its Partners to offer tailored financial solutions to building owners, for a quick and cost-effective installation of the best fire systems.

Hyfire has selected the industry-leading finance specialists Shire Leasing as preferred partner to work with its Partners to offer tailored financial solutions to building owners, for a quick and cost-effective installation of the best fire systems.

New fire regulations and standards are not just about cladding and high rise

New fire regulations and standards are not just about cladding and high rise

With so much focus on high-rise residential buildings and those with cladding over the past few years, it’s easy to overlook the fact that many residential buildings fit into neither of these categories, but are still impacted by the changes that have been made to fire regulations, fire system specifications and evacuation best practice since 2017. 

With so much focus on high-rise residential buildings and those with cladding over the past few years, it’s easy to overlook the fact that many residential buildings fit into neither of these categories, but are still impacted by the changes that have been made to fire regulations, fire system specifications and evacuation best practice since 2017. 
One key example is older residential blocks, many dating from the Victorian period to the 1930s, which are still commonly found in cities like London and Edinburgh. Although these blocks may not be at risk from defective cladding, and they are usually no higher than five or six floors, they do present their own unique challenges in terms of fire safety and evacuation, as well as the installation of the fire system itself.

HYFIRE APPOINTS NEW SALES MANAGER FOR KEY SOUTH EASTERN REGION

HYFIRE APPOINTS NEW SALES MANAGER FOR KEY SOUTH EASTERN REGION

Ollie Murray will oversee the management of existing partners and the development of new client relationships in South East England.

Ollie Murray will oversee the management of existing partners and the development of new client relationships in South East England.

WIRELESS IS THE NUMBER ONE CHOICE FOR HERITAGE BUILDINGS

WIRELESS IS THE NUMBER ONE CHOICE FOR HERITAGE BUILDINGS

Over the past two decades, wireless fire devices have become a highly specified solution for heritage buildings, overcoming at a stroke most of the challenges and pitfalls that these complex projects can present to fire system specifiers and installers.

Over the past two decades, wireless fire devices have become a highly specified solution for heritage buildings, overcoming at a stroke most of the challenges and pitfalls that these complex projects can present to fire system specifiers and installers.

HYFIRE APPOINTS TOM CRANE AS BUSINESS UNIT DIRECTOR

HYFIRE APPOINTS TOM CRANE AS BUSINESS UNIT DIRECTOR

Hyfire has appointed Tom Crane as Business Unit Director, responsible for overseeing future growth of the business and managing its nationwide sales team in the UK and Ireland.

Hyfire has appointed Tom Crane as Business Unit Director, responsible for overseeing future growth of the business and managing its nationwide sales team in the UK and Ireland.

HYFIRE WEBINAR ON BS8629:2019

HYFIRE WEBINAR ON BS8629:2019

Hyfire is delivering a series of free webinars around the British Standard BS8629:2019, new code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of evacuation alert systems for use by fire and rescue services in buildings containing flats.

Hyfire is delivering a series of free webinars around the British Standard BS8629:2019, new code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of evacuation alert systems for use by fire and rescue services in buildings containing flats. The appointments provide an insightful overview of the new British Standard, explaining the design criteria of the evacuation alert system, and presenting the benefits of the Hyfire wireless technology to meet the BS8629 recommendations. The webinars are intended as a helpful tool for anyone managing high rise blocks of flats or for fire professionals involved in the design, specification and installation of an evacuation system solution.

WIRELESS FIRE DETECTION DELIVERS MORE BENEFITS IN THE CURRENT ECONOMY

WIRELESS FIRE DETECTION DELIVERS MORE BENEFITS IN THE CURRENT ECONOMY

The pressures on end users to maintain the very best fire system protection for their occupants; and installers to ensure they safely, quickly and efficiently install compliant, high performance systems has never been greater. The current challenge facing every fire market in the world is significant: How to install the best equipment to code; while spending as little time on site as possible; while respecting social distancing and H&S regulations; while disturbing occupants lives or businesses as little as possible; and all the while guaranteeing costs and timeframes.

The pressures on end users to maintain the very best fire system protection for their occupants; and installers to ensure they safely, quickly and efficiently install compliant, high performance systems has never been greater. The current challenge facing every fire market in the world is significant: How to install the best equipment to code; while spending as little time on site as possible; while respecting social distancing and H&S regulations; while disturbing occupants lives or businesses as little as possible; and all the while guaranteeing costs and timeframes. A number of stakeholders are taking advantage of wireless detection and alarm technology at this time because of its unique advantages.

INDUSTRY LEGEND JOINS HYFIRE AS TECHNICAL MANAGER

INDUSTRY LEGEND JOINS HYFIRE AS TECHNICAL MANAGER

Wireless fire systems leader Hyfire is delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Read as UK Technical Manager, ensuring Hyfire’s tech support and service continue to deliver best in class support and service to our customers.

Wireless fire systems leader Hyfire is delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Read as UK Technical Manager, ensuring Hyfire’s tech support and service continue to deliver best in class support and service to our customers.

Robert joins Hyfire with over 20 years’ experience of fire systems in fields across design, install, commissioning, support, project planning, engineer training and management and key client management for many of the UK’s most well-known fire businesses and across a wide range of vertical markets.

WIRELESS FIRE PROTECTION IN REDISENTIAL BLOCKS OF FLATS HAVING HAZARDOUS COMBUSTIBLE CLADDING SYSTEMS

WIRELESS FIRE PROTECTION IN REDISENTIAL BLOCKS OF FLATS HAVING HAZARDOUS COMBUSTIBLE CLADDING SYSTEMS

Following the Grenfell Tower fire, new government indications were issued for residential blocks of flats having hazardous combustible cladding systems, asking for flammable material removal and the temporary implementation of a simultaneous evacuation strategy instead of the previous stay put policy, considered unsafe.

Following the Grenfell Tower fire, new government indications were issued for residential blocks of flats having hazardous combustible cladding systems, asking for flammable material removal and the temporary implementation of a simultaneous evacuation strategy instead of the previous stay put policy, considered unsafe. The Hyfire wireless fire systems are the ideal solution to assist the evacuation of tenants in high-rise residential buildings, quickly detecting fire, efficiently warning to escape, and providing long-term lasting peace of mind.

INDUSTRY VETERAN BOB BRUCE REFLECTS ON SIX MONTHS WITH HYFIRE

INDUSTRY VETERAN BOB BRUCE REFLECTS ON SIX MONTHS WITH HYFIRE

When he joined the Hyfire team as Regional Sales Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland in early 2020, Bob Bruce could never have predicted the rollercoaster ride this year would bring. Six months into his role with the global wireless fire detection and alarm devices leader, the industry veteran is optimistic for the future.

When he joined the Hyfire team as Regional Sales Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland in early 2020, Bob Bruce could never have predicted the rollercoaster ride this year would bring. Six months into his role with the global wireless fire detection and alarm devices leader, the industry veteran is optimistic for the future.

Proud Scotsman Bob, 47, joined Hyfire after 12 years running his own fire and security sector recruitment agency, during which he has worked with most serious fire safety businesses across the UK. His field experience started on the tools in fire installation at 16 and grew through many of the major brands and systems. Hyfire fought off competition from a number of major manufacturers for his signature, with Bob choosing the easy to use, future-focused wireless technology of Hyfire as his most exciting option.

HOW TO ACHIEVE BS8629 QUICKLY AND ECONOMICALLY WITH MINIMAL DISRUPTION TO TENANTS

HOW TO ACHIEVE BS8629 QUICKLY AND ECONOMICALLY WITH MINIMAL DISRUPTION TO TENANTS

High-rise buildings present specific challenges that need to be considered when assessing and addressing fire risks. Multiple floors, large number of flats and occupants, and long, complex escape routes, are just some of the peculiarities that may pose challenges to fire safety. In the unfortunate event a fire accident occurs, proper evacuation strategies need to be in place to ensure that residents are alerted and evacuated in a timely manner, and to allow the fire brigade to achieve rapid containment and suppression of the fire.

High-rise buildings present specific challenges that need to be considered when assessing and addressing fire risks. Multiple floors, large number of flats and occupants, and long, complex escape routes, are just some of the peculiarities that may pose challenges to fire safety. In the unfortunate event a fire accident occurs, proper evacuation strategies need to be in place to ensure that residents are alerted and evacuated in a timely manner, and to allow the fire brigade to achieve rapid containment and suppression of the fire.

The British Standard BS8629, introduced in England and Wales in November 2019, and now mandatory in Scotland also, applies to many high-rise residential buildings and identifies the critical design criteria required to achieve an effective evacuation, controlled by the fire brigade. The standard is applicable to both new and existing buildings, currently covering all residential properties over 18 meters, and it provides recommendations about the evacuation alert system comprising the evacuation alert control indicating equipment (EACIE), along with the audible and visual alarm devices, to ensure simple, consistent and intuitive operation.

IN THE NEW NORMAL, WIRELESS FIRE PROTECTION OFFERS MORE ADVANTAGES THAN EVER BEFORE

IN THE NEW NORMAL, WIRELESS FIRE PROTECTION OFFERS MORE ADVANTAGES THAN EVER BEFORE

In the current international emergency, the fire industry is facing significant challenges. While fire prevention remains essential, the design, installation and maintenance of critical fire systems have come under unprecedented price and procedural pressures. This presents new and unforeseen challenges to an industry that was already burdened with the demand to deliver ever-more rapid and effective solutions to clients in all sectors.

In the current international emergency, the fire industry is facing significant challenges. While fire prevention remains essential, the design, installation and maintenance of critical fire systems have come under unprecedented price and procedural pressures. This presents new and unforeseen challenges to an industry that was already burdened with the demand to deliver ever-more rapid and effective solutions to clients in all sectors. Doing nothing is not an option. In the short to medium term, we as an industry need to think smarter and plan more effectively to ensure that contracts can continue to be delivered on time and on budget, especially where residential installations and upgrades are concerned.

Costs need to be controlled, whilst time on site needs to be minimised and person to person contact kept to an absolute minimum, especially among high-risk groups such as the elderly or those with underlying conditions. That’s why the fundamental advantages of wireless fire technology can now benefit installers more than ever, as they allow systems to be installed with less fuss, minimal impact on the building’s fabric and less need for complex cabling, offering savings in both time and money.

HYFIRE’S EVACWIRELESS OFFERS A RAPID AND EFFICIENT SOLUTION TO BS8629 REQUIREMENTS

HYFIRE’S EVACWIRELESS OFFERS A RAPID AND EFFICIENT SOLUTION TO BS8629 REQUIREMENTS

With high-rise residential building owners and managers under pressure to be ready for the new BS8629 evacuation control regulations, global wireless fire detection and alarm devices leader Hyfire has launched EvacWireless, offering rapid installation, simplified maintenance and minimal installation disruption.

With high-rise residential building owners and managers under pressure to be ready for the new BS8629 evacuation control regulations, global wireless fire detection and alarm devices leader Hyfire has launched EvacWireless, offering rapid installation, simplified maintenance and minimal installation disruption.

The British Standard BS8629, introduced in England and Wales in November 2019, and now mandatory in Scotland, applies to many high-rise residential buildings and identifies the critical design criteria required to achieve an effective evacuation, controlled by the fire brigade. The standard is applicable to both new and existing buildings, currently covering all residential properties over 18 meters, and it provides recommendations about the evacuation alert system comprising the evacuation alert control indicating equipment (EACIE), along with the audible and visual alarm devices, to ensure simple, consistent and intuitive operation.

WIRELESS CAN OVERCOME THE CHALLENGES OF CLADDING

WIRELESS CAN OVERCOME THE CHALLENGES OF CLADDING

Over three years after the Grenfell Tower fire, the fallout is still rarely out of the news, with stories relating to unsafe cladding, new fire regulations and ongoing inquiries continuing to generate headlines and keep the tragic event and its implications in the public eye.

Over three years after the Grenfell Tower fire, the fallout is still rarely out of the news, with stories relating to unsafe cladding, new fire regulations and ongoing inquiries continuing to generate headlines and keep the tragic event and its implications in the public eye.

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