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  1. Pete999

    Arc Fault Detection AFDs

    There has been a few posts lately asking understandable questions about the installation and the inevitable cost of installing these devices , now at present AFDs are a recommendation only, or that's how I read it, correct me if I'm wrong please feel free. It got me thinking, and this suggestion...
  2. H

    Books for Fire Stuff

    Anyone got any book recommendations to learn a bit about all the commercial type fire systems and their appropriate standards. Don't fancy pulling out a small fortune for BS5839
  3. P

    Domestic Looking for a CB200 Fire Panel????

    Hi and thansk in advance, i am looking for a CB200 alarm panel as a job i have tthe existing one has been a bit battered any one know were i can get my hands one one? Thanks again Rob
  4. G

    Smoke alarms on loft conversion

    I'm due to start a loft conversion and building regs require smoke alarm, can anyone tell me if I need to install interlinked smokes on every floor ? cheers
  5. S

    Smoke, heat and carbon alarms in rented accomodation.

    Hi all, I am trying to get my head around the current regs regarding smoke heat carbon alarms in rented properties. for eg could I install.... mains powered c/w battery back up from the upstairs lights, same from the downstairs lights but both are radio-interlinked so both smoke alarms sound...
  6. ash_s3

    Long range PIR - recommendations

    Hello im after a long range PIR detector for a customer, the gate is approx 14/15m from the corner of the house so needs to pick up that far. Any recommendations? All the ones I've seen so far are either very expensive or only have a 12m max range cheers
  7. C

    Smoke detector circuit.

    Hello all, long time no post. Need some brains! Silly new build with an interconn smoke at top of stairs and 2 horrible out of line pendants either side in hall. Is there any reg that prevents me from moving that smoke detector over ever so slightly, it will still be just over the stairs, so I...
  8. leep82

    smoke/heat co alarms

    Just wanted to get peoples opinion regarding a job ive been asked to do. The customer wants improved fire detection in there property, which is a 3 bed bungalow. There is no existing protection so my proposals are:- . heat detector in kitchen . smoke detector in lounge and corridor . CO...
  9. G

    optical smoke alarms

    anyone any experience on optical smoke alarms , been told to fit one in a new build along with standard smokes and a heat detector
  10. A

    External pet immune PIR????

    Any one know of one of these... am googled out and could really do with some kip! Thanks as ever guys!
  11. I

    Domestic Detection Cameras and switch lighting external - mlarge area to cover

    No PIR suggestions please. I have been asked to install a system which will detect intruders and switch the garden lighting on. The garden is approx; 50m by 200m. Must work in night mode. I am thinking camera detection as PIR's and other options are either to short in range and can give many...
  12. C

    Fire/smoke alarm for flats and shop

    I have been asked by a friend who bought a couple of flats and a shop recently about some kind of linked fire or smoke alarm. One flat is ground floor with it's own front door on the street. The second flat is a maisonette type on the 1st and 2nd floor with it's own main door via an outside...
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