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The benefits of combining LD1, IoT & connected fire safety technologies

The disparities between Approved Document B (Fire Safety) volume 1 and the recent revision of Part 6 of BS 5839 presents housing providers with varying guidelines on the minimum requirement of fire safety provisions their property portfolio should currently specify. Ian Ballinger, head of projects and certification at FireAngel, shares his advice on why housing providers should consider the benefits of going above and beyond the current regulations and recommendations by pairing an LD1 category specification with IoT and AI in order to protect tenants and simultaneously future-proof their housing portfolios.
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FireAngel sponsor Resilient Innovation 2020

Registration is now open for Housing Technology and BT’s online event! This year Housing Technology have taken a break from London’s BT Tower and will host their ‘Resilient Innovation 2020’ event online - and as headline sponsors, alongside BT and Aareon, we invite you to join us from the comfort of your own home, office, or makeshift desk!
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Take a connected approach to fire safety

Our latest Specification Range, featuring Smart RF technology, has been designed with housing providers and installers in mind – this flexible, easy to fit range delivers the latest technology and offering maximum fire and asset protection. Our advanced Specification range is leading the way in connected fire safety. If you have ever (or never) considered taking a connected approach to fire safety, here are four reasons why you should: 
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COVID-19 Update - Continuing to protect you and your home

Ensuring the safety of our loved ones, especially our friends and family, is always a top priority, but even more so at unprecedented times like now where we are facing a COVID-19 global pandemic.
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FireAngel at Manchester's Elex Show!

We're proud to be showcasing our mains and battery Specification Range to thousands of Trade professionals at this year’s ELEX Show held in Manchester. Taking place at EventCity, our team of experts will be on stand across the two days to showcase our industry leading portfolio of smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms, whilst also providing an exclusive introduction into our latest Connected Home offering - FireAngel Connect.
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How changes to BS 5839:6 creates an opportunity to future-proof domestic properties

Following the BSI’s 2019 update of the domestic fire detection and alarm system standard, specifically Part 6 of BS 5839, Ian Ballinger, Certification Manager for FireAngel, outlines the current opportunity the industry has to not only comply with these regulations, but future proof domestic properties for years to come.
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How To Install Hardwire and Wireless Smoke Alarms in a Mixed System

Ways to interlink alarms* FireAngel Smart RF provides flexible wireless solutions for both hard-wired and battery systems. Up to 50 smoke, heat or carbon monoxide alarms can be interlinked in a network for maximum coverage. There are 3 main ways to interlink FireAngel Specification smoke alarms: Hardwired interlinked Interlinked via wireless radio-frequency (Smart RF Interlink) Mixed systems - a hybrid system of hard-wired and Smart RF. This provides contractors with system flexibility. Additional smoke, heat, CO and specialised products such as strobes and pads and low frequency sounders for the deaf and hard of hearing can easily be wirelessly added or removed.
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FireAngel Predict: The Future of Fire Safety

As our flagship product FireAngel Predict launches later this year we sat down with Chief Product Officer, Nick Rutter, to give you an insight into the history of FireAngel and where we are heading as a business.
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Fire Safety Requirements for New Build Properties

Fire safety is one of the key sections within the Building Regulations, which outline the requirements needed to provide an early warning of fire, escape routes, preventing the spread of fire, and providing access to firefighting facilities for the Fire and Rescue Services. Across the UK there are different Fire Building Regulations which draw from different documents and require varying levels of protection. All of the regulations cover a wide range of safety fire safety requirements as detailed in this blog. New build sites face numerous challenges during the construction phase of build. This blog will discuss the  common challenges faced and how the FireAngel range offers a solution to the needs of all types of installations. 
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Your Guide To Fire Safety In Student Accommodation

For students going to university for the first time, often the last thing they will think about is fire safety. However, student accommodation can be at high risk of fire.  Did you know:  Those living in rented or shared accommodation are seven times more likely to have a fire. 55% of 18-24 year old  fire related deaths, occurred through the misuse of cooking appliances and careless handling of hot substances.  Over the last 5 years, cigarettes, smoking materials and candles have been the cause of 1,500 18-24 year old injuries.  Tips for student fire safety: 
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