Given the unprecedented situation of COVID-19 and uncertainty faced by everyone around the world, FFE Ltd. Managing Director, Oliver Burstall said, “I would like to take this opportunity to reach out and update you on the steps we are taking to ensure operations continue in the safest way possible.” Availability of product He said, “Our primary concern as a business is the health and safety of our colleagues, customers, suppliers and their families. At FFE Ltd., we have been carefully evaluating the situation daily and following the official advice from the government and health organisations.” Oliver adds, “To ensure that there are no risks to our supply chain we are working closely with all our suppliers. We currently have 4- 6 weeks material guaranteed and further material in the pipeline. Our manufacturing facility is working at near full capacity and is successfully meeting the current demand. As this is a very dynamic situation, we will keep you apprised of any impacts as they unfold.” Shipment of orders He further said that FFE Ltd. was committed towards ensuring that all shipments continue to be delivered to customers within the standard lead times. However, there may be some disruptions that are out of the company’s control and therefore advise customers to place orders with sufficient time in hand. Customers with any questions or requiring a substantial order are requested to get in touch with the account manager to discuss the implications. Mitigating Risk FFE Ltd. strives to maintain business operations with minimal impact to the service provided over the years. To mitigate risk and the spread of infection, the company is taking necessary steps to protect employees by facilitating work from home for them. This implies, to handle customers’ queries efficiently, they will be required to contact the appropriate individuals via the alloted email addresses Oliver Burstall concluded, “We will ensure our policies and procedures continue to reflect any further guidance from the authorities and will keep you updated on any changes to our services. Thank you for taking the time to read this message and on behalf of all of us at FFE, we send you our best wishes for your safety and health.”
Global design and detection products manufacturer, FFE, announces the industry’s first one minute auto-aligning smoke beam detector, Fireray One, which promises to make advanced smoke detection more accessible and easier to install. FFE’s expert knowledge has been engineered to deliver an advanced detection system, ensuring total simplicity for the end-user. The new ground-breaking beam detector self-aligns in just one minute and offers a sophisticated solution to those wishing to protect large commercial and public spaces with a simple, one person installation process. Sufficient Fire Protection The detector overcomes common issues such as false alarms caused by building settlement To achieve such simplicity for the end-user, a lot of hard engineering work and knowledge has been put in to the detector itself. These features ensure that anyone can align a beam detector perfectly, because the experience and expert knowledge of beam detection has been engineered into the product! In addition, the detector overcomes common issues such as false alarms caused by building settlement that can compromise safety; and visible units that compromises aesthetics. FFE experts recognize that both spot detection and standard beam units couldn’t offer sufficient fire protection to a range of infrastructures including historic and listed buildings, buildings with high ceilings or areas of high condensation, as well as buildings with large skylights and glass atriums. Smoke Beam Detector The Fireray One combats these issues with FFE’s patented Light Cancellation Technology™, enabling installation in places that could be exposed to increased sunlight without the fear of a false alarm. The detector is also favored by architects due to its compact design, allowing it to discreetly fit into its surroundings and maintain the building’s aesthetics. Oliver Burstall, managing director of FFE, commented: “Our experience and understanding of the industry enabled us to develop a smoke beam detector that works for both the end-user and the buildings in which it operates. Its advanced, unique features offer a simple solution to a very complex problem faced by thousands of building fire officers and architects around the world. We look forward to introducing this new product at the show and encourage attendees to visit our stand, where the Fireray One will be demonstrated.”
FFE is pleased to announce that it has acquired fire compliance and software company, LAN Control Systems Ltd (LCS). The deal will see FFE strengthening its position in the fire safety, innovation and compliance field. Led by its founder Adam Welton, LCS, a small company based in Nottingham UK, will be joining forces with Hitchin based FFE and will work collaboratively to accelerate the growth of the business. Nimbus cloud-Based system Users are able to access Nimbus through any desktop or mobile internet connectionLCS provides an innovative cloud based system, ‘Nimbus’, to monitor fire systems and to enable facility managers and maintenance companies to manage compliance. The solution eliminates the need to manually monitoring the systems, giving facilities managers control wherever they are. Users are able to access Nimbus through any desktop or mobile internet connection. Furthermore, the diversity in the application of LCS’s uses, including I.P., Fire Alarms, Intruder Alarms, Building Management Systems, Cloud Hosting and Mobile Phone Apps ensures that there is room for growth. Oliver Burstall, managing director of FFE said of the deal: “I am delighted to announce that FEE completed the acquisition of LCS. I am particularly excited by the opportunities presented by LCS to grow its recurring revenue base, and to stretch its offering into other connected building spaces.”
Intersec 2018 was a fantastic opportunity to meet with many professionals from around the world and to launch FFE’s brand new beam detector the Fireray One. The Fireray One was welcomed with much enthusiasm and is being sighted as an exciting new addition to the Fire Detection Industry. Easy alignment of Fireray One FFE’s Managing Director Oliver Burstall and Technical Director Jacob Andelin were busy talking to the press all about the launch of the Fireray One throughout the show. All journalists managed to align the Fireray One with ease! Their interactive touchscreen was a great way for people to find more details about FFE’s products and applicationsTheir interactive touchscreen was a great way for people to find more details about FFE’s products and applications. The presentation allowed visitors to choose which product they wanted to know more about and intuitively work their way around the presentation. Competition to win £10k FFE had a new addition to their stand, alongside the Fireray One, in the form of the 'Crack the Code' competition. Anyone who visited the stand had to correctly enter a 6-digit code to unlock the vault and then they could win £10k. Unfortunately, the money wasn’t won... but it was a great talking point and brought about a lot of interest to our stand. There was a chance for all visitors to have a go at auto-aligning the Fireray One, with product demonstrations being held frequently throughout the show. Allowing stand visitors to have a hands-on experience of the Fireray One was one of the main aims of FFE’s stand; they wanted to highlight that anyone and everyone can align this detector.