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March 2016

Dear XX

Welcome to our March edition of RedBook News.


“Interest in water mist is definitely growing”

There was a full house at the UK Water Mist Seminar 2016 hosted by BRE on 8 March. “The demand for tickets was overwhelming,” said Bettina McDowell of the International Water Mist Association, which organised the event in partnership with The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association and the Fire Industry Association. “The interest in water mist is definitely growing - especially in the UK.” Read more

Forthcoming events

Join us at IFSEC and FIREX

A reminder that LPCB will have Red Book Pavilions at both IFSEC and FIREX at London’s ExCeL on 21-23 June 2016. As the UK’s leading security and fire protection events, IFSEC and FIREX provide excellent opportunities for meeting current and new customers, and promoting our product testing, training and delivery of third party approvals.

Click on the map below to see where we will be promoting our Red Book listings in the early part of 2016.

Event reports


SupDet 2016 on 1-4 March in San Antonio, Texas addressed the latest developments in research, technology, and applications for the fire protection community. Some 120 delegates from around the world attended the discussions that covered fire suppression, fire detection and signalling research and applications. Raman Chagger of BRE Global presented the findings from his research paper on “Visual Alarm Devices - Their Effectiveness in Warning of Fire”. The research paper and a video detailing the research process and findings is available here.

Middle East Electricity, 1-3 March 2016, Dubai World Trade Centre

Middle East Electricity is a big show covering some 65,000 sqm, housing over 1,600 exhibitors from 60 countries. BRE Global’s stand was located close to many of the LPCB listed cable companies including:-

  • AEI Cables
  • Bahra Cables
  • Cavicel
  • Doha Cables
  • Ducab
  • Middle East Specialized Cables
  • Nexans
  • Nuhas Oman
  • Prysmian
  • Shakun Polymers

The stand staff were kept busy with many enquiries from specifiers and interest in the Red Book App where you can view live listings on smart phone or tablet. There has been considerable growth in the specification of third party approved cables, probably driven by the recent large scale fires in the area.

Security & Policing 2016

LPCB had a prominent stand at the Home Office event Security & Policing at Farnborough on 8-10 March, attended by invited delegates from police, law enforcement and security sectors. An excellent opportunity to highlight Red Book listed companies to high security product and service consumers, the event also enabled LPCB to promote the new ballistics protection certification scheme. One of the highlights was a new mock-up of a fictional embassy, for which several LPCB listed companies provided equipment. Read more

ISNR, 15-17 March, Abu Dhabi

BRE Global’s attendance at this show was to support the Red Book Listings and also to engage with stakeholders who may be interested in ‘BRE SABRE’, a new security assessment and certification scheme for Buildings and Infrastructure.


SABRE provides a framework to help measure, understand and improve the security performance of facilities. It provides owners and management with greater transparency and can allow them to demonstrate the facility’s security credentials to clients, investors, insurers and regulators. For more information contact


A number of LPCB listed companies exhibited at the show including NAFFCO, Saudi Factory for Fire Equipment, Watermist Limited, Armstrong Pumps and Emirates Fire Fighting Equipment Factory L.L.C. (FIREX). Watermist Ltd took the opportunity to demonstrate their LPCB approved Fixed fire extinguishing systems for catering equipment - click here to view a brief video.

In the news

Lincolnshire ponders false alarm call out charges

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service has opened a consultation period over plans to change the way it delivers its services. Among key changes is a plan to charge business for attending false alarms. Read more

Bakery cuts false alarm costs after working with local fire service

A bakery in Cornwall, where production was being hit by constant alarms, has worked with the local fire service to re-evaluate its alarm systems to prevent costly false alarm callouts. Read more


Click here for some of the latest research on the causes of and reduction of false fire alarms.


New Red Book Listings

Southern Grille & Gate Ltd Approved products (Titan One Security Grilles)

Honeywell Control Systems Ltd Approved products (TC84RME  Line unit)

Morley-IAS Fire Systems by Honeywell Approved products (MIW-INT Line unit)

Notifier by Honeywell Approved products (IDP-RM1 Line unit)

Watania For Modern Industries Approved products (WATANIA Fire hose reels)

Lichfield Fire & Safety Equipment Co. Ltd (LIFECO) Approved products (LS-SB-4228 and LF-SD-4229 Alarm warning devices)

Hochiki Europe (UK) Ltd Approved products (CHQ-DSC2(SCI) & CHQ-DSC2/DIN-(SCI) Line units)

Teletek Electronics JSC Approved products (SensoIRIS MCP 150 Manual call point)

Assa Abloy Limited T/A Assa Abloy Security Doors Approved products (Powershield Clandeboye High security hinged doorsets)

Victaulic Company Approved products (VicFlexTM AH1 Flexible sprinkler drop)

Kirk Environmental Ltd Approved products (Hydrostore Vortex inhibitors)

Sentura Group Approved products (FIRECHIEF REELMAX Fire hose reels)

National Cables Industry Approved products (NCI-FP Fire resistant cable)

Technocover Ltd Approved products (SCD/DV range of High security doorsets, SCS/D4 Modular security cage system & CB1/IS7/DV4 and CB2/IS7/DV4 Modular security enclosure systems)

Surelock McGill Limited Approved products (Max Air XA1, XA2, XA3, XA4, XA5 & XA6 Louvre vents)

Steelway Fensecure Limited t/a Steelway Brickhouse Approved products (Briplate SUB Access cover)

BenweldSecure Limited Approved products (Upton 3 & Upton 4 Hinged security doorsets)

Betafence Limited Approved products (Bekasecure Securifor 358 SR, Bekasecure Securifor 2D SR, Bekasecure Securifor 4D SR, Securifor 358 SR, Securifor 2D SR, Securifor 4D SR, Securifor ‘Double-Skinned’ Security fencing systems)

Zone Systems Limited LPS 1014 (Certified fire detection & alarm systems firm)

Longcross Fire & Security Limited LPS 1014 (Certified fire detection & alarm systems firm)

H S Jackson & Son (Fencing) Limited t/a Jacksons Fencing Approved products (Securimesh Plus SR2 Security fencing system and Securimesh Plus SR2 Security gates)

Henry Squire & Sons Ltd Approved products (SS80S, SS80NW4, SS80CS and SS80CNW4 Padlocks)

Asgard Secure Steel Storage (a trading division of Flexiform Business Furniture Approved products (Gladiator, Gladiator Plus 1, Gladiator Motorcycle, Motorcycle Plus & Motorcycle Plus 1 Security enclosures)

TELE-FONIKA Kable Sp. Z.o.o. S.K.A. Approved products (FLAME-X 950 SERIES 6 Fire resistant cable)

The LPCB Red Book listings are updated daily. To ensure that you are using the most up to date information please go to or use the Red Book App available for iPhone/iPad, Android devices and Windows 8 Phones.

Training from BRE Academy

Fire Door Inspection Training

26 May at BRE Watford
This course is for anyone undertaking fire door inspections including building control officers, safety inspectors, insurers, fire risk assessors, fire professionals and facilities managers. Read more

Fire Research Conference

9 June at BRE Watford

Delegates will gain access to the very latest research information and the opportunity to meet like-minded professionals from across fire-related communities. Read more

Fire modelling for fire investigation and the design of buildings

This online course will allow you to develop an understanding of fire modelling and how it can be used to predict fire progression in real-world situations. Read more

BIM for product manufacturers

BRE Associate Director of BIM, Paul Oakley, answers many of the frequently asked questions about BIM. Read more 


We have a number of promising career opportunities at BRE in our fire and security business including Scientists, Certification Managers, Inspection and Test Engineers. For a full list of vacancies, please click here.

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