With the mandatory installation of photoelectric smoke alarms in all homes in Queensland, one manufacturing company is ceasing production of ionisation smoke alarms altogether.
As industrial, construction and mining sectors undertake rationalisation programs and centralise procurement, cost and efficiency are weighing more heavily into the purchase of fire protection systems than ever before. While these are important considerations, this should never be at the expense of life safety.
A UQ researcher and 'fire chaser' has won a national competition for a project that looks at fighting intense bushfires with science.
A glass-roofed atrium in one of the Southern Hemisphere's largest shopping centres presented a fire detection challenge solved by Xtralis.
Tyco Fire Protection Products has released the VIGILANT Generation 6 MX Addressable Fire Detectors range including the Heat Detector (850H), Photo Smoke Detector (850P) and Multi-sensor Smoke and Heat Detector (850PH).
A new bushfire monitoring system, due to be operational by June next year, can provide updates to emergency responders every 10 minutes — a vast improvement to the current rate of every 6 hours.
FLIR Systems has added the FLIR K2 and FLIR K65 to its K-Series range of thermal imaging cameras.
Wormald has signed a national supply agreement with Komatsu to provide fire suppression systems for mobile equipment. An industry first, the partnership will see vehicle fire suppression systems supplied directly to Komatsu for fitment by technicians at the assembly stage.