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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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Scotland Updating Fire Safety Legislation following Grenfell Tragedy

Scotland has long since led the way with carbon monoxide and fire safety legislation in the UK. For example, Building Regulations in England and Wales currently stipulate a Category LD3 as a minimum for domestic new builds - whereby alarms are fitted  in all circulation spaces that form part of escape routes - but Scotland’s technical handbook 2017 stipulates a Category LD2. In an LD2 system, alarms are installed in all circulation spaces that form part of escape routes but also in all areas that are either high risk or the principal habitable room (such as kitchens and living rooms).
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Alarm Control Unit - An Ideal Solution To Remotely Testing Smoke Alarms

What are the benefits of an alarm control unit?  The FireAngel Alarm Control Unit (WTSL-SN-1) allows you to remotely test a variety of smoke, carbon monoxide and heat alarms interlinked in the home. For the alarm control unit to integrate with a fire safety network, only one Wi-Safe 2 alarm is required. The control unit is therefore easily compatible with an established hardwired network!
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Why FireAngel Is Moving Away From Ionisation Alarms

How do ionisation alarms work? Ionisation smoke alarms contain a tiny amount of a radioactive isotope. This emits alpha particles causing the ‘ionisation’ in the air within a smoke detector. Therefore, if smoke enters the detecting chamber, some of these ionised air molecules will react with the smoke, causing a change in electrical behaviour - hence triggering the alarm to go off.
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