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What Is A Fire Risk Assessment?

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Fire risk assessments are fundamental to ensuring the safety of your employees in the workplace. They aim to identify what the responsible person must do in order to prevent a fire, therefore, keeping everyone safe from harm. What is a fire risk assessment? The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires a responsible person (RP) … Continue reading

How To Buy A Fire Alarm

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Fire alarms are fundamental to guaranteeing our safety, many lives could be saved and significant damage could be prevented as a result of their installation and subsequent maintenance. Here, we’ve presented you with the different systems you can buy, along with some cost and alarm maintenance advice. Types of Fire Alarms Analogue Fire Alarms This … Continue reading

Do I Need a Home Security System?

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The era of technological, camera and sensory advancements has, perhaps inevitably, prompted an abundance of home security systems to hit the market. Many of these systems are touted as must-haves, but how important is a home security system really? This article is going to explore this question; we’re going to discuss whether the benefits of home … Continue reading

Does my fire alarm expire?

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Though every house is legally obligated to contain a fire alarm, many people sleep in their beds blissfully unaware that their fire alarm is past its expiration date — leaving their home and their families at a considerably higher fire risk. In fact, fire alarms need to be replaced at least every ten years, starting … Continue reading

The Future of CCTV

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CCTV was first used in WWII; a camera was created inside of a box to monitor the launch of the Germans’ V2 rocket. It’s been over 75 years since this conception, and while the use has certainly changed, with CCTV now used almost exclusively to detect criminal activity both domestically and commercially, little has changed … Continue reading

5 Tips to Securing Your Home During the Festive Season

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year — for most. Unfortunately for some, Christmas time attracts many opportunistic criminals, taking advantage of the many inviting features that the holiday season brings. Luckily, by following our top five tips, you can have yourself a very merry Christmas: Make sure neither your presents nor the christmas … Continue reading

Laws Around Home CCTV

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The technological advancements of security cameras combined with the decrease in application costs has seen a sudden rise in domestic CCTV use across the country. Some CCTV cameras act simply as a deterrent and may be very limited in functionality, if functional at all. On the other hand, many CCTV cameras are full of features, … Continue reading

Fire Alarm Maintenance Checklist

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Regularly checking your fire alarm system can be a lifesaver. A single fault in a single component could cause the entire system to fail. To ensure your household will be sufficiently alerted to any potential fires, read the following guide – created by the team here at DPL Fire – and go to sleep knowing … Continue reading

Halloween Fire Safety

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Screams are expected during Halloween season, but Halloween screams should be the result of innocent fun – and not because of fires that could have easily been avoided. There are many extra fire hazards to be cautious of around Halloween time. This article will be highlighting the things to look out for, and will offer … Continue reading

Why Do I Need Fire Safety Signage?

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As we all know, fires can have devastating consequences, particularly in large, complex commercial premises where organisation is paramount. In such buildings, fire safety must always be at a top priority, ensuring that each employee is prepared for any eventuality. One of the best ways to achieve this is through fire safety signage, ranging from … Continue reading