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KST enters into a definitive agreement to acquire Cougar Monitoring

Kings Secure Technologies (KST), a provider of specialist services within the Fire & Security industry, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Midlands-based CCTV and security systems monitoring firm, Cougar Monitoring Ltd. Bob Forsyth, Chief Executive Officer of KST, stated: ...

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FPA data reveals the huge financial impact of fires on businesses and services

Data released by the Fire Protection Association (FPA) has revealed the significant financial impact on businesses and key services in the UK caused by fires. The analysis of 4,782 major UK fires between January 2009 and December 2019 where the ...

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ASFP seeks new CEO as Niall Rowan announces plans to step down

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer following an announcement by the current CEO Niall Rowan of his intention to step down after the Association’s Annual General Meeting in 2021. Rowan took on ...

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Kings Secure Technologies to purchase Silver Group

Bradford-based Kings Secure Technologies (KST) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Luton-based supplier of fire safety systems, smoke ventilation and security technology solutions, Silver Group. KST is a leading group of companies providing specialist solutions within the Fire & ...

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New software makes light work of configuring emergency lighting

Fire and life safety systems manufacturer, Advanced, has launched a new generation of highly intuitive configuration software for its LuxIntelligent emergency light testing solution. Designed with installers and commissioning technicians in mind, Advanced’s ConfigTool for LuxIntelligent allows users to build ...

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Double fire safety acquisition strengthens JLA’s offering

Critical equipment supply and service partner JLA is accelerating growth in its fire and security division with the acquisition of a further two specialist businesses. Firewatch South West Limited and ITS Fire & Security Limited are the latest additions to bolster the business’s national ...

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Three quarters of fire doors inspected in 2019 were not fit for purpose

More than three quarters (76 per cent) of the fire doors inspected by the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) in 2019 were condemned as “not fit for purpose”. In addition, 63 per cent of the buildings inspected also had additional ...

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McGill reports continued growth having secured £4m in new contract wins

Dundee-based building services contractor, McGill, reports continued growth having recently won a £400,000 social housing contract and being appointed to a £3.6million framework to deliver upgrades to fire alarms. The £400,000 contract with Loreburn Housing Association and the £3.6million framework ...

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Covid-19: Security and arson protection advice in unoccupied buildings

The UK’s national fire safety organisation, the Fire Protection Association is offering security and arson protection advice for building and business owners and insurers – a free guide to managing the risk during the Covid-19 outbreak. Of particular relevance to ...

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Covid 19: Testing and maintenance of life safety systems

Colt Service has issued some important advice on life safety given the current lockdown in the UK. It states that the testing and maintenance of life safety installations in buildings is mandatory under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. Following ...

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