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October 2016

Dear XX

Welcome to our October edition of RedBook News.


Helping Gatwick Airport to reduce false fire alarms

Following a successful campaign to reduce false fire alarms, Gatwick Airport called on BRE to review its false alarm data and identify means of further reducing these incidents. BRE was able to make a number of recommendations and propose an operational process to address the remaining false alarms. Read more

Security glazing guidance updated

BRE Trust funded research, which followed a spate (in 2008) of smash-and-grab burglaries in London’s West End, showed that glazing can offer the least resistance to criminals (if they are not deterred by the noise). The resulting guide on selecting effective security glazing has been recently updated with minor revisions (Ref FB 55 - 2016) and published this month. Read more

Promote your products and services at IFSEC and FIREX

BRE Global is offering you an exciting opportunity to promote your products and services at the 2017 IFSEC and FIREX International events, as part of ‘The LPCB RedBookLive Pavilion’. A key feature of FIREX since 2009, and of IFSEC since last year, the Pavilion offers a platform for manufacturers of LPCB approved fire and security products. Read more

CE marking of cables mandatory from July 2017

A reminder that the citing in July 2015 of product standard EN 50575 for power, control and communication cables, set the clock ticking for the mandatory CE marking of cables placed on the market in Europe from 1 July next year. Read more

Be part of the UK Pavilion at international shows

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is planning future international events, and wants to gauge the interest of companies in exhibiting as part the UK Pavilion at shows in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, Las Vegas and Saudi Arabia. Read more

Visit from SPP Pumps team

In September we hosted a visit from LPCB-approved pump manufacturer, SPP Pumps. The group included senior UK and Dubai SPP managers, consultants from Sri Lanka, and the Chief and Deputy Chief Fire Officers of the Colombo Fire Service Department. Following discussions on certification and inspection services offered by BRE Global, the group was given a tour of our fire laboratories.

BT awarded certification for supervised premises transceivers

BT has received certification for the BT Redcare Secure Mk3 supervised premises transceivers with Roaming & Fire service to LPS 1277 Requirements for LPCB Approval and listing of Alarm Transmission Equipment. Read more

Surefire’s Ultraguard gains certification to LPS 1655

Surefire is the first company to achieve certification to LPS 1655 Personal Protection Watermist Systems. These are local application watermist systems designed to protect a specific area. Read more

Forthcoming events

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

In the news

Middle East security, safety, and fire protection markets on double-digit growth paths as countdown begins to Intersec 2017

The Middle East market for security, safety, and fire protection is on track for double digit growth over the next four years, as regional governments and the private sector look for improved technologies to better protect assets, people, businesses, and borders. Read more


BRE Global promotes Red Book listed fire and security products and services at events throughout the Middle East (including Intersec 2017) and through its regional office in Dubai – contact Ed Gaynor,


Fire service issues false alarm warning after spate of callouts

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has issued advice to residents and businesses in the local area after a spate of false alarm callouts. Fire crews attended 16 false alarm calls between 7am on 2 October and 7am on 3 October, the majority of which were linked to system faults with alarms of accidental activation. Read more


Click for details of LPCB certificated fire detection and alarm products and installers, and for guidance and research documents on false fire alarms.



New Red Book Listings

Flameshield Products Ltd Flameshield Fire resistant ductwork.

RA Fire Protection Ltd LPS 1531 Approved installer of passive fire protection products.

Plumis Ltd ISO 9001 (Quality Management System).

UTC Fire & Security B.V. ZP785-3, ZP787-3 Manual Call Points.

Siemens Switzerland Ltd FC360 Fire detection and alarm system.

Ascot Doors Ltd Centurion A355, A363S, A363D, A364S, A364D, A365S and A365D Hinged security doorsets and A316 and A321 added to the range of Security shutters.

Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd: SA4700-100, SA4700-300, SA4700-302, SA4700-103, SA4700-403, SA4700-104 & SA6700-100 Line units.

Selectaglaze Ltd Series 43 Levels 1 and 2 added to the range of Secondary glazing systems.

Isocab France SAS Isocab Industrial Agro-alimnetaire LPS 1208 composite construction elements.

Hart Door Systems Terror Screen SR1, SR2 and SR3 added to the range of Security shutters.

Morley-IAS Fire Safety by Honeywell International (I) PVT Ltd MI-DISO Line units.

Sprue Safety Products Ltd WSB-SN-1 added to the range of Domestic smoke alarms.

Kingspan Yapi Elemenlari A.S KS110CTF LPS 1208 composite construction elements.

Vimpex Ltd MBF-6EV-24, MBF-6EV, MBA-6 + BBX-4 & MBA-8 + BBX-4 Alarm warning devices.

Emirates Fire Fighting Equipment Factory L.L.C. (FIREX) Firex Fire resistant cables.

Bradbury Security M2M3, M2M4-S and M2M4 inward opening Hinged security doorsets added to the range.

Tele-Fonika Kable S.A Flame-X 950 Series 3 Fire resistant cable.

Shaoxing Jia Sheng Fire Fighting Equipment Co. Ltd JS02.002 range of Wet landing valves and JS06.002 range of Inlet breechings.

Dubai Cable Company DUCAB Flam BICC 2a Enhanced Fire resistant cable.

BT PLC BT Redcare Secure MK3 (IP/GPRS) SPT item code 068941 with Recare Secure IP Roaming & Fire service and BT Redcare Secure Mk3 (GPRS/PSTN) SPT item code 073505 with Redcare Secure 3 Roaming & Fire service LPS 1277 Supervised premises (Fire).

Hochiki Europe (UK) Ltd SOC range of Commercial smoke detectors.

Armourpost Ltd Rolux SR3-SOL security shutter.

Cooper Lighting and Safety Ltd CAB range of Visual alarm devices.

Beijing VSAIL VI-6777 Line unit.

Teletek Electronics JSC SensoIRIS WSST IS and SensoIRIS WSOU IS-R, SensoIRIS BSOU IS & SensoIRIS BSST IS Alarm warning devices.

TecniKable S.p.A. TK FR 30 Standard Fire resistant cable.

Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation Water motor alarm.

Olympia Electronics SA BS-660 Conventional Class A2R Rate of Rise Heat Detector.

LPG Técnicas En Extinción De Incendios, S.L. Container Valve Assemblies, Pressure Gauges, Pilot Container Valves & Pilot Valve Assemblies Gaseous system components.


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

Timber Fire Door - Installation, Repair & Maintenance

18 November, BRE Watford

This training course is aimed at experienced individuals who are involved with installing and maintaining timber and/or metal doors. More

Fire modelling for fire investigation and the design of buildings

Online course

A course that will help you to more fully understand fire modelling and the ways in which it can predict the progress of fires in real-world situations. More

Fire Safety Awareness (International)

Online course
An interactive course for building owners and facilities managers, which will give an overview of the key issues that need to be considered to mitigate and manage fire, specifically in the working environment. More

BIM Essentials

Online course

This course will equip you with an understanding of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and BIM best practice for raising quality standards and saving money. 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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