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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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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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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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Fire Risk Assessment Checklist For Sleeping Accommodation

Whilst a fire risk assessment process, hazards, people at risk and the evaluation of these risks will be highly specific to the premises at hand, this article aims to give a broad overview of the key considerations for providers of sleeping accommodation.   What is a fire risk assessment? Landlord's have a legal duty to ensure that their rented property is safe from fire. A fire risk assessment is evidence that you have fulfilled your responsibilities. 
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A Social Housing Tenants Guide To Fire Safety

In England and Wales there are two principal pieces of legislation which cover fire safety in housing. These are the Housing Act 2004 (including the Housing Health and Safety Rating System) and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Under these legislations, registered providers/ social landlords (be they Local Authorities or Housing Associations) have a responsibility to ensure their tenants and properties are safe. Whilst social landlords may face criminal prosecution if they fail to meet these legislations, it is also important that their duty of care extends to educating their tenants about fire safety to ensure they act and feel safe in the home.
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BS 5839-6: 2013 & Building Regulations

Fire and Rescue Services across England have attended more than 162,000 fire incidents since 2015, a five per cent increase on the previous year*. With fire incidents on the rise, Ian Ballinger, Certification Manager for FireAngel, explains why it’s vitally important that local authority and housing association specifiers are fully aware of the fire protection guidelines in place and what measures need to be implemented to ensure all requirements are met.
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