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Vimpex’s Identifire TriTone sounder certified by UL Laboratories

Vimpex’s Identifire TriTone sounder has been certified by UL Laboratories. It’s a move that signifies a strategically important development for Vimpex. The UL brand is recognised worldwide as a mark of quality, safety and reliability and affords Vimpex the opportunity to expand further into more export markets.

Managing director James Jones stated: “Vimpex’s selection of UL Laboratories for certification to EN standards is an important part of the business’ strategy in positioning itself to succeed domestically and further expand our already thriving export activities. With our factory processes and products approved and audited by UL Laboratories, the LPCB and Intertek, we can now lay claim to be the leading independent European manufacturer/distributor of evacuation and notification devices.”

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James Jones: md at Vimpex

Vimpex’s new Identifire TriTone sounder can be flush or surface-mounted and is available in red or white. With three low frequency tones and an output of 92-96 db(A), it’s the ideal product for wall-mounting applications.

TriTone is part of a large and growing range of Vimpex alarm sounders, beacons and system accessories available to end users.

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Technocover boxes clever with flexible build options for Critical Infrastructure security kiosks

However challenging the location, Technocover is solving asset protection issues for security and risk professionals working at Critical Infrastructure sites thanks to flexible installation options for its LPCB-approved UltraSecure security kiosks.

The physical protection specialist is offering a tailored fulfilment service for end users across its kiosk range – from small cabinets right up to extra large walk-in buildings – in order to overcome access and installation constraints.

UltraSecure kiosks can be planned and delivered as pre-built ‘plug-in’ solutions complete with M&E services for easy connection to mains electricity. They can also be supplied as part-assembled or flat pack systems to suit site logistics and the client’s project needs.

Available in a wide range of sizes and LPCB security ratings Level 3 and 4, UltraSecure cabinets and kiosks offer “rigorously tested, high durability protection” of critical processes, materials and restricted areas/zones.

Technocover's LPCB-approved UltraSecure security kiosks

Technocover’s LPCB-approved UltraSecure security kiosks

Systems can be adapted to specific operational needs from a range of accessories and options. These include single or double doors (with or without vision panels), venting louvres, roof escape hatches and internal lining (timber or recycled plastic).

They’re compatible with LPCB-approved padlocks and locking/user ID systems, entry and exit hardware and may be fully integrated with site intruder alarms and the latest access control management systems.

Comprehensive project support

Technocover’s flexible build kiosks are the latest feature of the company’s Total Service which offers comprehensive project support from surveys, risk assessment advice and early project consultation through to product design, installation and maintenance.

Total Service aims to add value to the recognised quality and benefits of Technocover’s LPCB-certificated equipment by affording high levels of technical and site support designed to identify best value solutions and subsequently maximise customer satisfaction.

Technocover’s managing director Michael Miles told Risk UK: “We’re seeing growing demand for increasingly large security kiosk modules as clients ramp up protection on Critical Infrastructure sites in a bid to defend against the risks of vandalism, theft, sabotage and potential terrorist attacks. Of course, logistics are increasingly the challenge for as well as providing flexibility in how we fulfil the security brief for large and critical structures.”

Miles concluded: “In hand with scaling up our manufacturing and delivery fleet for larger components and pre-assembled fabrications, we have the capability to readily adapt our security kiosks such that they meet the client’s precise needs whether the emphasis is on offsite or onsite assembly.”

*Technocover’s latest security installations for Critical Infrastructure projects can be viewed online at: www.technocover.co.uk

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Peter Jackson appointed CEO and chairman at Jacksons Fencing

Perimeter security and access control solutions specialist Jacksons Fencing has appointed Peter Jackson as its new CEO and chairman with effect from 1 October 2014.

Having spent 25 years working in the physical security sector, Peter Jackson now takes over the reins from his brother Richard Jackson* to lead the company that was established in 1947 by their late father, Ian Jackson.

As the former sales director for Jacksons Fencing, Peter’s previous area of expertise lies in servicing the high security sector of the business. He has been personally responsible for designing the only fencing product to reach SR4 and SR5 level LPCB accreditation, in addition to designing the first fencing product to attain the highest Government testing standard.

Commenting on his appointment, Peter Jackson stated: “I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Richard’s incredible dedication and commitment over the last 40-plus years. His strategic insight and excellent leadership skills have undoubtedly contributed towards shaping the business and growing it into the hugely successful and profitable entity that it is today.”

Peter Jackson: the new CEO and chairman at Jacksons Fencing

Peter Jackson: the new CEO and chairman at Jacksons Fencing

Speaking about the future, Jackson explained: “I’m delighted to be taking up this significant role and relish the challenge of continuing Richard’s work in steering the company through the next stage of its evolution and continued development as a major player in the physical security sector servicing the residential, commercial and ultra-high security markets.”

Jacksons Fencing has been established for over 65 years and, since the company’s inception, it has always taken pride in its ability to deliver superior quality products that are fit for purpose and therefore guaranteed to offer a long life service.

“Looking ahead,” urged Jackson, “the company will continue to trade on its reputation for outstanding quality, both in terms of the product offering but also in relation to the exceptional calibre of customer service and access to unrivalled in-house technical expertise that we can offer. Jacksons Fencing has successfully weathered the storm of the recent economic recession and is now poised for further growth and innovation. I’m looking forward to the exciting times that lie ahead.”

Richard Jackson: concentrating on the Gate Safe campaign

Richard Jackson: concentrating on the Gate Safe campaign

*Richard Jackson will now concentrate 100% on Gate Safe, the charity which he founded in 2010 following the death of two children in automated gate accidents.

Gate Safe campaigns to improve safety standards for automated gates and is supported by a number of key opinion former bodies including RoSPA, Secured by Design, Electrical Safety First, SAFed (Safety Assessment Federation), Electrical Safety First and the Electrical Contractors’ Association.

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Elmdene to illuminate IFSEC International 2014 with innovative EN54-23 compliant Fire Alarm Beacon

Electronic fire and security products developer Elmdene International (a subsidiary of Potter Electric Signal, LLC) is bringing to market an EN54-23:2010 compliant, ceiling-mounted Fire Alarm Beacon.

The indoor ‘Type A’ VAD (Visual Alarm Device), which will be on show at IFSEC International 2014 (ExCeL London, 17-19 June) – running alongside FIREX International – is built around low power consumption LED technology and, crucially, has already completed a rigorous testing process to secure a certificate of approval from the LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board).

Looking in more detail at the standout features of the LPCB-approved beacon, it has an input power range of 18-30V DC (24V DC nominal) which is not only used to power the device but also to synchronise multiple devices, avoiding issues associated with epilepsy.

In addition, having the same coverage as a standard smoke detector (15 m) it offers the installer a simple design method by matching these devices within an area – vitally important in these early stages of implementation.

The new Fire Alarm Beacon (FBC100-3-15) provides coverage in line with EN54-23 to C-3-15, which means it’s a ceiling device with a maximum ceiling height of 3 m, providing a 15 m diameter cylindrical volume covered by the light radiated from the built-in strobe.

Elmdene's new Fire Alarm Beacon

Elmdene’s new Fire Alarm Beacon

The rationale for Elmdene adopting the C-3-15 configuration is, the company confirms, to ensure that the design of an EN54-23 compliant solution is as straightforward as possible.
For smaller areas or where current consumption may be limited there is added flexibility to switch the beacon to C-3-12 coverage if required (from 15 m to 12 m), in turn reducing the device’s current consumption by 10 mA.

Making life easier for specifiers and installers

“We’re delighted that our Fire Alarm Beacon has just achieved LPCB approval in line with EN54-23,” stated Ian Moore, managing director at Elmdene International. “In fact, during testing it actually surpassed our claimed C-3-15 coverage.”

Moore continued: “Basically, with the Fire Alarm Beacon we are keen to make life easier for specifiers and installers when it comes to deciding how many strobes they should fit to satisfy the minimum light coverage requirements of EN54-23. This cannot be done with ‘Open Class’ strobes as every manufacturer’s strobe coverage could be different. The reality is that this is still proving to be a challenge as the industry becomes acquainted with the standard. In my view, anything that can address this situation has to be welcomed.”

In addition to meeting the requirements of EN54-23:2010, the Fire Alarm Beacon is ROHS compliant, CE marked and comes complete with a three-year warranty.

*For more information on Elmdene’s Fire Alarm Beacon (Part Number FBC100-3-15), which is now available through the usual distribution channels, visit Stand F1165 at IFSEC International 2014

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