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September 2016

Dear XX

Welcome to our September edition of RedBook News.


The role of codes, standards and approvals in delivering fire safety

A new BRE Information Paper (IP 5/16) identifies the key processes used to test and certificate fire suppression products. It discusses the risks of assuming compatibility between different codes and standards, which may ultimately impact on the safety of both people and property. Read more

Opportunities to exhibit at Intersec 2017

BSIA is facilitating the UK Pavilion at Intersec 2017 - the leading fire and security industry meeting platform in the Middle East - in Dubai on 22-24 January. A number of stands are available, along with grants of £2500, to eligible fire and security companies. Contact Daren Wood at or 0845 389 3889.

IFSEC 2017 - new area on infrastructure and border control

BRE Global is working with the UK and Europe’s largest security exhibition, IFSEC International 2017 (on 20-22 June at the London ExCel) on the brand new IFSEC Borders & Infrastructure area. For the first time, this provides a focused area dedicated to the protection of national infrastructure and border control. Read more

Tyco merges with Johnson Controls

Fire and security system company Tyco - which has a very extensive range of approved products listed on RedBookLive - completed a merger with Johnson Controls on 2 September. Their aim is to create the world leader in integrated building technology and energy storage. Read more

Great Fire of London 350th anniversary

This month’s exhibitions and events marking the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which started early on 2 September 1666, culminated in the burning of a 120-metre-long sculpture of 17th-century London. The Museum of London’s Great Fire of London website, tracks the course of the fire.

Forthcoming events

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

In the news

Mobility scooter fires: Sprinklers can save lives

London housing provider, Lewisham Homes, has partnered with the London Fire Brigade, BRE and the British Automatic Sprinkler Association to carry out world-first experiments in fire safety. The tests examined how effective residential sprinkler systems are at suppressing mobility scooter fires. Read more


ABI calls for compulsory sprinklers in warehouses

Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, Iain Cox, has welcomed the ABI’s call to make sprinklers compulsory in UK warehouses, commenting, “Our research with BRE and Cebr found that, from warehouse fires alone, businesses lose over £230m annually, in addition to nearly 1000 jobs”. Read more


For a list of LPCB certificated sprinklers click here.



New Red Book Listings

Kent Ductwork Ltd Flameshield Fire resistant ductwork.

Haes Systems Ltd ESEN-R-12MAR 12 zone Control & indicating equipment.

Plumis Ltd ISO 9001 (Quality Management System).

Mavilli Elektronik Ticaret Ve Sanaya A.S. Maxlogic ML-322 Conventional 4 Zone Control and Indicating Equipment and 1 Flooding Zone Extinguishing Control Panel.

Tanda (UK) Ltd TX7130 Commercial beam detector.

Swiftguard Swiftguard Breathable FR Protection LPS 1207 Protective covering materials - sheeting.

IKEA of Sweden AB EK3060 Domestic smoke alarm.

Syncoln Ltd 1000-100; 1000-101; 1000-200; & 1000-201 Audible warning devices and 1000-300 & 1000-301 Visual alarm warning devices.

Ningbo Sentek Electronics Co. Ltd SK-20 Domestic smoke alarm.

VIVO DESIGN VIVO Domestic smoke alarm.

Safewithme Oy PV-20 NANO Domestic smoke alarm.

REV Ritter GmbH RWM-20 Domestic smoke alarm.

Hochiki Europe UK Ltd ALN-E(WHT) & ALN-EN(WHT) Smoke detectors.

Detector Electronics Corporation X5200G & X2200G Flame detectors.

Ningbo Kingdun Electronic Industry Co. Ltd LM-109A, LM-109B, LM-109C, LM-109D, LM-109E, LM-109F & LM-109G Domestic smoke alarms.

ELAN SRL ISO 9001 (Quality Management System).

Frontier Pitts Ltd Terra Diamond Grade 3 and Grade 4 Full height security turnstiles

Hodgson Sayers Ltd Apeiron 2, Apeiron 3 and Apeiron 4 hinged security doorsets added to the range.

Siemens Switzerland FC361-XX Addressable control & indicating equipment.

Aras Security B.V FIRAS2000 Addressable control & indicating equipment.

Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd Soteria range of Line units.

PPG Coatings Europe BV Steelguard 651 Structural steel fire protection.

Tyco Fire & Security GmbH 4B-I & FC410LI Line units, Photoelectric smoke, class P heat and carbon monoxide Commercial detectors, Commercial heat detectors, Alarm warning devices & Manual call points.

Kingspan Ltd (Kingscourt) Kingspan KS600-1200CS wall and ceiling panels.

Kingspan Limited (Holywell) Kingspan KS600-1200CS wall and ceiling panels.

Eurotech Fire Systems Ltd 100-3801V & 100-3801V + 100-2050V EURV-MOD Audible warning device & 100-3800V EURVC-SB Visual & audible warning device.

SeCa GmbH MCP 4000 & HFM 4000 Manual call points.

Sterling Safety Systems HFC-WSR-03 & HFC-WSR-03+HFI-SIM-01 Audible warning device & HFC-SBR-23-03 Visual & audible warning device.

Detectomat GmbH SRC 4000 MCP & SRC 4001 MCP Manual call points.

Protecta Screen Ltd Breather-Poly FR LPS 1207 Protective covering materials - sheeting

NAFFCO FZ CO Model NFB range of Fire blankets.

Advanced Electronics Ltd Axix-CWS & Axis-CWS + Axis-WSM Audible warning device & Axis-CWSV Visual & audible warning device.

Labor Strauss Sicherungsanlagenbau GmbH CWS/SOUR & SWS/SOUR + FI750/M/SST Audible warning device & CWS/SOUR/STRC Visual & audible warning device.

TecniKable TK PH 30 & TK PH 120 Fire resistant cable.

Surefire Services UltraGuard 2TM Personal Protection Watermist System.

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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