Direct Security is a comprehensive security solution installer providing complete fire and security systems across the UK. With their head office in London, and covering the London and the South East area, Direct Security recently won contracts to install new fire alarm systems for a major housing association including NHS keyworker sites adjacent to two major hospitals. Richard Gates, Project Manager at Direct Security says: “Our recent contract wins meant we needed a dependable fire systems partner to ensure we delivered on those sites with the right systems and on time. Partnering with Eurotech Fire gave us the confidence that everything would be fulfilled and took the stress away of sourcing large amounts of equipment at once.” Approach Direct Security were able to achieve comprehensive fire system designs and installations for their clients Covering multiple sites across London, Uxbridge, and Surrey, Direct Security was responsible for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of new fire alarm systems as recommended by the fire risk assessments. Using the Evotech range of addressable panels alongside Euro-fi intelligent wireless optical smoke detectors and wireless heat detectors, Direct Security were able to achieve comprehensive fire system designs and installations for their clients that were compliant and suited for the locations. Solution The Evotech range is a very versatile range of open protocol fire alarm control panels, using the most advanced microprocessor technology to provide a control system of extremely high integrity. Evotech can be configured to suit all types of systems, from the most simple, to the highly complex, and can host up to 240 devices. Its fully integrated and secure network provides an intelligent interface for building control. With a large graphic display and ergonomic button and indicator layout, the Evotech control panels are simple and straightforward to understand for installers, commissioning engineers, and end-users alike. Authority Comments Richard concludes: “Michelle and the team at Eurotech have gone over and above to ensure we cater to our client’s every need, without any delays or issues arising. Their level of attention to detail and quick responses has ensured we’ve been able to deliver on our contract on time with no hassle. We’ve only been using Eurotech for 3 months but we already know we’ve found the perfect fire systems partner for the future.” Michelle Agius, Managing Director at Eurotech, says: “It’s great that Direct Security has chosen to invest in us as their new fire systems partner. Richard and the team provide impeccable life safety system solutions and we’re delighted to be able to assist them with fulfilling their client’s requirements.”
Eurotech Fire Systems is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Catton as the company's Sales Manager, along with Robert Quinn as Sales Support Specialist. Peter Catton will be an integral part of the Eurotech sales team, looking after many of the company’s long-standing customers, in order to ensure they receive the highest standard of customer service that Eurotech Fire Systems pride themselves on delivering. In-depth knowledge of fire safety systems Peter Catton has an in-depth knowledge of fire safety systems, and the experience of the diverse nature of buildings and sites With over 15 years’ experience in the fire and security industry, Peter Catton has an in-depth knowledge of fire safety systems, and the experience of the diverse nature of buildings and sites, to provide our customers with the right fire systems for the application, as well as ensuring fire safety compliance. Robert Quinn is currently an undergraduate, studying Enterprise and Innovation Business Management at Swansea University and first joined Eurotech Fire Systems in 2016 for work experience. Alongside his studies, Robert Quinn will also be providing valuable ongoing support to the Eurotech sales team, assisting with site surveys, sales quotations and administration duties. Experience in products and standards compliance Michelle Agius, the Managing Director of Eurotech, said, “It’s great to have Peter and Robert on board with the Eurotech team. Peter’s knowledge of both products and standards compliance will no doubt enable us to continue our exceptional service for our valued customers, supported by Robert providing highly valuable sales support.”
Uni-Guard Fire Protection specializes in supplying, installing, and servicing fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and emergency lights across the UK. At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, Uni-Guard was commissioned to replace an existing fire alarm system for a COVID overflow hospital. Warehouse refurbishment A local industrial warehouse and office building in Hampshire was undergoing refurbishment for use by the NHS as a potential COVID overflow hospital. The building required a new fire alarm system as the existing one was inadequate for the new requirement to protect lives within the facility. Peter Le Lion, Fire Alarm Technician at Uni-Guard, says, “As you can imagine there was an urgent need to get the project up and ready as quickly as possible. We designed the project, received the go-ahead within a matter of days, and had to start the installation as soon as possible.” Odyssey addressable devices and a control panel A fully addressable fire alarm system comprising Eurotech’s Odyssey addressable devices and a Eurotech intelligent control panel was chosen as the most suitable option due to the speed of installation and the component’s reliability. Eurotech’s Odyssey addressable detectors are fully compatible with all fire control equipment Eurotech’s Odyssey addressable detectors form part of a range of aesthetically pleasing low profile detection and alarm products and are fully compatible with all fire control equipment utilizing the Eurotech fully digital communication protocol. Suitable and compliant solution Peter says, “We’ve worked with Eurotech on several projects over recent years and have never been disappointed. They quickly provided a competitive costing and were able to deliver the equipment ahead of schedule. This allowed us to complete the installation ahead of a very tight schedule and also within the budget.” Michelle Agius, Managing Director of Eurotech, says, “Uni-Guard has been a long-standing partner of ours and we were delighted to help out with the tight deadlines and requirements of this particular project. We take pride in working alongside our partners on projects, working out the most suitable, compliant solution to new installations together.” Peter concludes, “We have always found them to be very knowledgeable about the vast range of products that they provide. They are always very helpful with product information and identifying the best solution for our projects.”
Toccare Fire Panel & Euro-fi Wireless supplied, programmed, and tested for New Terra Compliance for residential apartment fire systems in East Anglia, London. The Approach New Terra Compliance is a fire alarm installation and maintenance company covering East Anglia, London, and the southeast regions. Specializing in compliance, New Terra was recently commissioned to install a new Grade A fire alarm system using the Toccare intelligent fire panel and Euro-fi wireless for a private residential landlord in South East London. Dan Jackson, Managing Director at New Terra, says, “Our client had recently had a fire risk assessment completed which showed several fire risks within the apartment block. A Grade A fire alarm system was required to cover all communal areas, along with additional heat sounders within each apartment entrance to enable a simultaneous evacuation should a fire occur.” Toccare touchscreen fire alarm panel The Toccare intelligent touchscreen fire alarm panel was selected due to its clean, minimalist look and ease of use The Toccare intelligent touchscreen fire alarm panel was selected due to its clean, minimalist look and ease of use. The Toccare range is designed with the end-user in mind. The adaptive appearance and customizable LED backlights enable the panel to integrate smoothly and unobtrusively into any interior décor. The auto-addressable panel is also easy to install for engineers, requiring as little as four simple touches to set up. Wireless & Robust fire safety system Optical smoke detectors, heat detectors, and manual call points were integrated wirelessly with the Toccare panel to form a complete, robust fire safety system. Wireless detection enabled a faster installation time, reducing disruption to residents. It also reduced unnecessary breaches of existing fire barriers by minimizing hard wiring requirements. Easy To Navigate And Commission Michelle Agius, Managing Director of Eurotech, says, “We’re delighted New Terra chose our new Toccare panel for his client and look forward to assisting Dan and his team with future fire alarm system installations.” The Toccare panel is visually pleasing compared to other panels and suited the premises where it was required Dan concludes, “We chose Eurotech as our supplier as their service is always outstanding. They really care about making sure our client’s system is the right one for them and is compliant with fire safety law.” “We chose the Toccare panel for our client as it's visually pleasing compared to other panels on the market and suited the premises where it was required. My client was very impressed with the look of the panel and how simple it was to use. From an engineering perspective, it is really easy to navigate and commission and has plenty of room for neat wiring. I’ll definitely be recommending the Toccare range for my future installations.”
A clear indication of both, the company’s improved relationship with Government, and the incredible effort of individuals, is the secondment of two specialists from FIA members to the Department of International Trade - UK Defence and Security Exports. Here is what the key people involved in this great partnership have to say. Ian Moore, CEO, FIA: "Working with Government for our members and the wider industry is, and has always been, a key priority. We are proud our relationship with Government has improved over the last few years which has allowed us to better address the three key issues of Brexit, COVID-19 and Grenfell. It has taken incredible effort from both sides to get this great working relationship to where it is today." products and services I am immensely grateful and proud of the individuals and their companies allowing them to give up their time" "From weekly meetings with UK Defence and Security Exports on the transition period to sharing live updates on Brexit and how to best support our members export. A clear indication of both our improved relationship with Government and the incredible effort of individuals is the secondment of two specialists from FIA members to the Department of International Trade - UK Defence and Security Exports." "Sarah and Michelle’s work is key to ensuring that the fire industry is able to continue exporting our world-leading products and services. I am immensely grateful and proud of the individuals and their companies allowing them to give up their time. Doing so will help everyone out in in this crucial area at this vital time in our history." first responder capability campaign Sarah Adamson, Sector Specialist - First Responder Capability: “I’m thrilled to have been appointed as a sector specialist for the first responder capability campaign for the UK Defence and Security Export team. For Angloco this is a chance to support the development of the UK export market for Fire and Rescue products, and to help the UK bounce back." "During the secondments of the sector specialists, our ambition is to pull together and showcase the very best of the UK Defence and Security sector to be shared with the world. The purpose is to grow the knowledge of our customers and DIT colleagues alike, to enable more British Products and Services to flow around the world. I strongly believe that working together with the Government, as UK businesses, is our best way to work together." positive move forward "It’s fantastic for our industry to be engaged directly and we should all be sharing the experiences that we have gained for the benefit of the whole sector.” I think it is a great initiative of the DIT to mix trade and Civil Servants together to obtain mixed views" Michelle Agius, Sector Specialist - Infrastructure: “I am delighted to be a part of this initiative from the DIT, as a UK based SME myself I totally understand the difficulties of SMEs’ exporting. I think it is a great initiative of the DIT to mix trade and Civil Servants together to obtain mixed views. Any initiative to push and assist the visibility of UK SMEs is a positive move forward and one I am proud to be associated with." training and products "Like most things in the business world, this is a complicated subject but our aim is to make it as simple as possible for the overseas posts to understand the great benefits of working with UK companies to obtain the best knowledge, experience, training and products.” Tracy Buckingham, Deputy Director, Security & Cyber Exports in UK Defence & Security Exports: “While recognizing the many challenges businesses are facing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, UK Defence and Security Exports is here to help. As we start the economic recovery, we’re thinking about what happens next and how you can stay one step ahead of your competitors." providing strategic leadership If you would like your company to be involved in this campaign, please get in touch with our sector specialists" "As part of our implementation of the Security Exports Strategy, we are drawing together a series of UK Security Offers for our international partners. These offers will demonstrate to overseas buyers the fantastic capabilities that UK companies have across a range of sectors." "This initiative is one way in which we are providing strategic leadership that contributes towards the key Government policy of encouraging more companies to trade internationally and to increase the value of UK goods and services that are exported. We are currently looking for companies who provide products and services in the first responder or infrastructure buyer categories to join the UK Security Offer and help us to showcase your capabilities to overseas buyers." work effectively together "This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the UK’s national security and prosperity. If you would like your company to be involved in this capability campaign, please get in touch with our sector specialists. We hope this represents a valuable opportunity for individuals from industry to engage directly with UK Defence and Security Exports to shape the way in which we support UK exporters and to create a legacy that can be built on to ensure that Government and industry work effectively together into the future.”
Nittan has stated that it is delighted to announce UK-based fire safety experts, Eurotech Fire Systems as the Nittan Elite Distribution Partner. Nittan Elite Distribution Partner Nittan was the first system that Eurotech Fire Systems has put its name to when the Company was first established around 10 years ago, and throughout this time Eurotech has shown a superb commitment to the Nittan brand and products. Eurotech Managing Director Michelle Agius stated, “To be recognized for our sales and support after these years is very much appreciated by the Eurotech team."