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Hochiki Middle East will introduce FIREscape, the first ever low voltage, intelligent, emergency lighting system, on Stand B12, Hall 3 at this year’s INTERSEC exhibition in Dubai, January 17th to 19th 2016.

The Hochiki Middle East FIREscape system has been developed to generate less than five per cent of the CO2 emissions produced by traditional lighting. By switching 100 230V fluorescent exit luminaires with FIREscape LED exit lights, a building will see its CO2 emissions decrease by 2,100 KG every year*. FIREscape also reduces running costs over its lifetime, helping customers make financial savings of up to 95 per cent in energy costs when compared with non-LED emergency lighting systems.

The leading manufacturer of fire safety and emergency lighting solutions will also unveil a range of new products, including Linear Heat Detection (LHDC) and High Sensitivity Smoke Detection products, both EN and UL approved, as well as its SIL2 approved range.

Assistant Managing Director, Robert Head, will be joined on stand by Sales Director Graham Lowe and newly appointed General Manager of Sales and Marketing, Tracy Kirk.

Robert commented: “The Middle East is an important market to us at Hochiki, which is why we’ve continuously chosen to attend INTERSEC, one of the biggest security and safety events in the region. The market demands a wide selection of technologies and globally accepted third party approvals and we are ideally placed to provide the very best life safety equipment approved to both European standards (EN) and American standards (UL and FM).

“This is an opportunity to introduce our new solutions to the Middle East market, and to meet with industry leaders to showcase the hard work that Hochiki Middle East has undertaken to protect buildings and their occupants across the region.”

* Figure based on comparison of traditional fluorescent tubing with FIREscape installation of 100 luminaries.

Baldwin Boxall

VIGIL2 voice alarm LPCB approved

The VIGIL2 EVAS voice alarm system has been certified to BSEN54 standard since this was a requirement in Europe. However, for access to the Middle East market, LPCB approval was required. The testing process has been a lengthy, but Baldwin Boxall is delighted to now have full LPCB approval!

VIGIL2 is a comprehensive range of voice evacuation products, is feature rich and, in common with all the company’s products, is built to a very high standard.

A VIGIL2 voice alarm system is modular and fully networkable and can, therefore, be designed to precisely suit each project. Options include a choice of amplification, ambient noise sensing, background music broadcast, bespoke messages, timed broadcast, public address, voice alarm control microphones and fire microphones.

The VIGIL2 brand – and the Baldwin Boxall name – is well respected by specifiers, installers and end users. The company prides itself in the quality of product and service it provides and, indeed, has customer testimonials to confirm that this is the case.

Baldwin Boxall’s EVC systems have been been installed in many places in the Middle East and now, with LPCB approval for VIGIL2 voice alarm, the company’s popularity is expected to increase throughout this region.


Advanced Updates False Alarm Management

Global fire systems leader Advanced, has recently updated the marketing materials available for its AlarmCalm, false alarm management solution. This includes new video and site scenarios as well as infographics and brochures.

Advanced believes AlarmCalm is the most thorough solution to unwanted fire alarms available. It allows users to divide up sites into virtual ‘building areas’ that can then have specific or grouped false alarm management settings applied.

Building areas are easily managed in Advanced’s fire system config software and can be based on a single point, a room (group of points) and whole/split zones.

Taking this powerful but simple approach, users of Advanced’s fire systems can set the false alarm management strategy for their whole site, focused on multiple building use types and user needs. AlarmCalm gives full control over Alarm Verification and Investigation Delays to Outputs and includes settings for day or night usage allowing the strategy to change depending on when/who is on site.

The system is a free upgrade to Advanced’s Axis EN or MxPro 5 fire system firmware and config software and also includes an intelligent loop device, the AlarmCalm Button that allows users to indicate if the signal in their building area is due to an unwanted signal such as shower vapour or burnt food.

When added to the intelligent detectors in Advanced’s portfolio AlarmCalm offers a complete human/automatic solution to this major problem and can be configured for any site.

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