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Advanced launches brochure focused on fire protection advice for historic sites

Advanced has launched a new guide to fire protection for historic and heritage sites, which present unique challenges for end users, specifiers and installers.

The brochure is designed to help key stakeholders understand some of the solutions available for the challenges they face. It addresses many common problems in ensuring adequate active fire protection, tackling the challenges of minimising aesthetic impact, quick and safe evacuation and eliminating unwanted alarms.

Advanced’s systems protect some of the most famous, valuable and most visited sites, among them Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Durham Cathedral, The Magna Carta at Lincoln Castle, Iona Abbey, the Natural History Museum in central London and the Trinity Episcopal Church that’s located in Rhode Island.

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Aston Bowles, head of marketing at Advanced, said: “Historic structures present unique challenges for the fire systems industry, but innovation is delivering significant choice and performance gains for end users, specifiers and responsible people in the sector. The new brochure aims to offer insight into the sector and the solutions that can be used.”

Advanced’s products include complete fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control, fire paging and false alarm management systems.

*To request a copy of the Historic Sites Brochure send an e-mail to: marketing@advancedco.com

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ASSA ABLOY UK relaunches Foundations Plus training course for security professionals

Access control solutions specialist ASSA ABLOY UK has relaunched its popular Foundations Plus course, which covers minimum performance standards, Dynamic Lockdown and the Construction Products Regulation.

The Foundations training course covers the majority of standards applicable to doorsets – from hinges through to door selectors – and helps delegates to understand the needs of a door, from its location within the building to the purpose the door must fulfil.

The Foundations Plus course represents an advanced add-on to the basic Foundations course, going one step further in educating delegates on industry terminology. This provides attendees with the knowledge to specify products that are suitable for both the application and door type.

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The course covers the locking and escape requirements for access control electric locking in both retrofit and new build applications, in turn ensuring a safe and secure solution. Enrolment on the Foundations Plus course is subject to having successfully completed the Foundations course.

Pat Jefferies, commercial director at ASSA ABLOY UK, said: “The first relaunched Foundations Plus course was successfully hosted at ASSA ABLOY UK’S headquarters on Friday 23 February, with a full house of customers and specifiers. The course uses the theory and knowledge gained from the basic Foundations course to ensure the correct specification of compliant electric locking solutions for access control doors. It provides an excellent link from the Foundations course to our more advanced training modules such as Electric Locking.”

Jefferies added: “Foundations and Foundations Plus can both be used to gain valuable Continuing Professional Development points, so we encourage anyone involved in the specification of doors and access control solutions, whether they’re an installer, a security manager, an end user or specifier, to be involved.”

*Foundations Plus course dates for 2018 are Friday 25 May, Friday 27 July and Friday 19 October. For further information or to book a place on one of the courses, visit www.abloy.co.uk/academy, call 01902 364 500 or e-mail: academy@abloy.co.uk

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ISM introduces all-new IP-based door entry and access control solutions range

Intergrated Security Manufacturing (ISM), a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of door entry and intercoms, has launched a new portfolio of IP-based solutions.

The range comprises a selection of outdoor panels and indoor monitors to target specifiers and M&E consultants considering door entry and access control products for new build developments and the refurbishments of apartment buildings.

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Grant Jenkins, who heads up ISM’s door entry division, has stated that the new products complement the existing Ultimate stable of intercoms and door entry equipment that are already well-established in the UK.

“There has already been a great deal of interest in not only the new IP Connect range as a standalone solution, but also how the solutions within can be integrated with our existing intercom and door entry products and the award-winning Genesys 2 Integrated Security Management System.”

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Keeping Up With Compliance: White Paper on Escape Doors published by Abloy UK

Abloy UK has created a White Paper that explains the importance of complying with standards and regulations for Escape Doors and recommends solutions to ensure compliance.

All stages of developing any building need to conform to the required standards. From the architect to the installer, all parties involved need to take responsibility for ensuring the correct compliant elements are in place.

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There’s an average of 162 building fires in Great Britain every day, with more than 9,100 fatalities or casualties from those fires, which works out at around 25 per day. Fitting the correct system can literally mean 
the difference between life and death for the occupants of a building.

In this White Paper, Abloy UK explores why it’s vital that each party – whether an architect, specifier, facilities manager or installer – takes responsibility for ensuring the correct compliant standards are met to guarantee safe egress for the occupants of the building in the event of an emergency.

*To view the White Paper visit http://www.abloy.co.uk/en/abloy/abloy-co-uk/white-paper/escape-standards-compliance-white-paper/

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EN54 Part 13: Does Your Fire System Measure Up?

EN54 Part 13 is a real indicator of fire system performance, but is widely misunderstood and sometimes misrepresented. To ensure everyone can check that their fire system measures up, Advanced – one of the first companies in Europe to achieve Part 13 – has produced a new infographic that sets out the Part 13-related issues you need to be aware of as an end user of life safety systems.

EN54-13 is a European standard that ensures optimal fire system performance at all times, lives are properly protected in a real fire situation and complete peace of mind for specifiers, installers and end users.

The standard involves rigorous third party testing to prove that individual component parts will work together when combined into one system. EN54-13 is currently mandatory in several European countries, but even where not mandated, it’s a mark of system performance and reliability.

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The infographic (above) explains five things you need to know about EN54-13:

(1) Approved systems are rigorously tested for compatibility

(2) Approved systems continuously check for faults

(3) ‘Designed to’ is not the same as ‘Approved to’

(4) Approved panels can save you time and money

(5) Approved systems bring ultimate peace of mind

Each of these five features are expanded upon and clearly explained in the infographic, helping to ensure system performance and integrity – and therefore peace of mind.

The infographic may be downloaded (or a printed copy ordered) from Advanced’s website at: http://www.advancedco.com/fire-systems/axis/axis-en/en54-part-13/order-infographic.aspx

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ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions produces Design Manual for risk and security professionals

ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, has provided professionals working on a host of healthcare and education projects with a Design Manual to manage security and door hardware maintenance. 

The Design Manual is a document that provides facilities managers and security professionals with an inventory of hardware on doors throughout buildings.

Offering a door-by-door breakdown of products ensures that specifiers, contractors and facilities managers alike are all easily able to gain access to product information to ensure that all hardware is uniform and meets the latest legislation and standards.

Loughborough University, the University of Edinburgh and BMI Healthcare are just some of the organisations currently benefiting from the ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions Design Manual.

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Loughborough University is benefiting from the use of an ASSA ABLOY Design Manual

One of the biggest benefits of an ASSA ABLOY Design Manual is the enhanced performance guarantee that’s awarded to every project for purchasing the complete ASSA ABLOY solution. This provides the end user customer with complete peace of mind on the reliability and longevity of ASSA ABLOY products.

Paul Johnson, commercial manager at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said: “We work extensively with end user management teams to develop Design Manuals that ensure security systems, access control and door hardware are consistent across whole organisations, whether it be university campuses, hospitals or commercial buildings.”

Johnson continued: “Having a Design Manual ensures that end users receive the quality solutions they require, rather than cost-saving products that may sometimes be installed during design and build projects, but may not be of a high enough standard for continual application.”

Phil Sheppard from Loughborough University commented: “ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions reviewed the buildings around our campus to gain an understanding of our existing security systems. This enabled them to tailor security solutions that would provide better whole life costing for the university through providing quality products that reduce our maintenance, repair and replacement expenditures.”

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Tyco’s Fire Protection and Security Products now BIM ready

Tyco Fire Protection Products and Tyco Security Products are launching their own living Building Information Modelling (BIM) library from this month. Users will be able to access Tyco’s extensive range of BIM objects for security and fire protection products, including detection, mechanical and suppression solutions.

The library will also feature the company’s BIM user guide to support architects and engineers, providing additional information about Tyco’s BIM objects.

Raj Arora, vice-president and general manager for Fire Detection and Special Hazard Products at Tyco Fire Protection Products, commented: “The creation of BIM tools and families of objects is critical in supporting the technological advances in the design, construction and maintenance industries. At Tyco, we’re already seeing demand for BIM. Our investment in creating a range of BIM content based on a selection of our core products means we’re well placed to help designers, specifiers, contractors and engineers working within the BIM framework.”

By increasing the amount of data available and making it fully sharable from building design through to construction and maintenance, the BIM process enables users to immediately access and interrogate objects and models, helping to save time and unnecessary costs.

The technology will also enhance the accuracy of the planning and design stages of fire protection and security systems, improving efficiencies and delivering cost savings for the construction sector.

Available in Revit format, Tyco’s BIM objects will prove invaluable to users thanks to the depth of information made accessible. The files will comprise a 3D geometric representation of the product and contain all details about its specification, including size, dimensions and materials.

BIM objects for Tyco’s fire detection solutions will also provide further relevant information such as voltage, colour code and electrical data. Translated versions of Tyco’s BIM files will be available this year.

New era of digital modelling

“This is an exciting time for the construction industry,” said Peter Ainsworth, director of marketing across the EMEA region at Tyco Security Products.

“Tyco is ready to be part of the new era of digital modelling, supporting the UK Government’s Construction Industry Strategy mandate that all public procured construction projects from 2016 achieve BIM Level 2. Thanks to its future-proofing ability, BIM can provide facility management information throughout a building’s life, making maintenance and repairs simpler and more cost-effective.

Raj Arora added: “Offering BIM objects for our security, detection, mechanical and suppression products will enhance the design process for architects and engineers, providing them with an abundance of valuable information such that they can work more efficiently. A key feature of BIM when looking to install fire protection solutions in a building is the process’ spatial co-ordination capability. BIM enables multiple trades to integrate objects concurrently as if they were in a single model, therefore detecting any potential clashes which can be resolved in the design process ahead of the construction phase. That saves on both time and money.”

By making its fire protection and security products accessible through BIM files, Tyco is helping the construction sector in its mission to reduce build and operation costs, lower carbon emissions and save production time by 2025.

*For more information and to download Tyco’s BIM objects and user guide visit: www.tyco-fire.com/BIM

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