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Latest Changes in Fire Extinguisher Regulations Jan 2024

Latest Changes in Fire Extinguisher Regulations Jan 2024

In the complex world of fire safety, staying updated with the latest regulations is paramount. As of 8th January 2024, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) has brought to light significant updates to the BS 5306-8 standard, marking a pivotal moment in fire extinguisher guidelines. Spearheading these changes is Robert Thilthorpe, FIA’s Technical Manager in Fire …

5 Key Reasons to Have Car Park CCTV

5 Key Reasons to Have Car Park CCTV

The integration of advanced technology with security measures plays a pivotal role in guaranteeing the surveillance and safeguarding of assets within commercial buildings.  A example of this convergence is evident in the deployment of CCTV cameras in car parks. Transforming car parks into spaces equipped with cutting-edge CCTV systems has shifted from being a luxury …

New Airbnb Fire Safety Legislation: A Guide for Welsh Hosts

New Airbnb Fire Safety Legislation: A Guide for Welsh Hosts

The dynamics of short-term property rentals in the UK, especially for Airbnb hosts, are experiencing a notable transformation. Airbnb hosts have long operated within a regulatory ambiguity, adopting relatively lenient approaches to certain legal obligations. Yet, with the recent legislation implemented on October 1st, it is imperative for hosts to stay informed and adhere to …

The Benefits of Using the Same Partner for Your Fire and Security Needs

The Benefits of Using the Same Partner for Your Fire and Security Needs

Running a business is a formidable task, and the multitude of responsibilities can be overwhelming. Whether you manage an accountancy, a cleaning company, or a food establishment, the goal is often to simplify processes and avoid unnecessary complications. When it comes to addressing fire and security needs, the advantages of streamlining through a single partner …

Christmas Fire Safety: Tips & Advice

Christmas Fire Safety: Tips & Advice

‘Tis the season to prioritise festive fire safety. The holiday season tends to bring a certain level of hustle and bustle to commercial, residential, and educational settings. Unfortunately, it’s also a time when the risk of fire hazards escalates in these environments. Annually, Christmas trees and decorations contribute to fires that can result in injuries, …

The Important Role of Fire Extinguishers In Your Office

The Important Role of Fire Extinguishers In Your Office

Fire Extinguishers may often go unnoticed, blending into the background in the workplace as we go about our busy working day. But we should never underestimate the importance of having them available in the office when needed. The ability to quickly extinguish a fire in the office can, not only help prevent significant damage to …

Keep Your Home Safe This Winter

Keep Your Home Safe This Winter

As the days grow shorter and the long nights of winter approach, it becomes increasingly paramount to prioritize the safety and security of your home. With the cover of darkness providing opportunistic moments for intruders, safeguarding your property from potential threats becomes an essential focus. AVA Fire and Security recognises the importance of protecting your …

Gym Security, CCTV & Entry Systems

Gym Security, CCTV & Entry Systems

Are you in search of a dedicated security solution for your gym? When seeking a reliable installer for security systems, gyms and leisure centers consistently turn to AVA Fire and Security for their CCTV, door entry systems, and security alarm needs. Our specialised gym security and entry systems include: Key fob and swipe card systems …

AVA announced as Kentec KIP Installation Partner

AVA announced as Kentec KIP Installation Partner

We are excited to announce our partnership with Kentec Electronics Ltd. As a Kentec Installation Partner, we will continue to deliver high quality Fire Detection & Alarm Systems throughtout the United Kingdom & Beyond. A Kentec Installation Partner (KIP), is a nationwide network of highly trained, professional and accredited fire alarm companies. A key installation …

Security, Winter Safety and Maintenance Tips Using CCTV

Security, Winter Safety and Maintenance Tips Using CCTV

Security measures are a necessity for businesses all year round. However, as winter approaches and the nights draw in, the performance of your CCTV cameras can be dramatically affected as the conditions change from light to dark. This is where you really discover the quality of your system. Camera selection for new systems/upgrades The long …

Is Your Fire Safety Equipment Ready For 3G Being Switched Off?

Is Your Fire Safety Equipment Ready For 3G Being Switched Off?

3G is retiring from service. From its launch in 2003, 3G, with its high-speed mobile internet access, kick-started the mobile internet revolution. Over the last 20 years, technology continued to move at pace, and the “high speeds” that 3G delivered in 2003 are now considered slow compared to 4G, 4G+ and the next generation 5G. …

Fire Extinguisher Service & Maintenance

Fire Extinguisher Service & Maintenance

Ensuring your Fire Extinguishers are ready should you need them In the event of a fire, fire extinguishers are normally the first thing people will look for to tackle the fire. Fire extinguishers not only prevent fires from spreading but they can also allow a person to safely evacuate an area. Therefore, ensuring your fire …

How to Choose the Right Intruder Alarm for Your Business

How to Choose the Right Intruder Alarm for Your Business

If there’s one thing all business owners can agree on, it’s that crime isn’t good for business. If you’re looking to avoid the time, money and resources that go into dealing with break-ins and theft, intruder alarms are an affordable and effective crime deterrent for your commercial space. With crime against businesses still being a top …

The Importance of a Fire Risk Assessment

The Importance of a Fire Risk Assessment

By law, all organisations with 5 or more employees must complete an annual fire risk assessment to identify areas of risk within their operation and premises. However, fire risk assessments are more than simply a box-ticking exercise; their findings are of vital importance to the safety of your employees and premises. At AVA, we’ve been helping …

How Many Fire Alarms Do I Need?

How Many Fire Alarms Do I Need?

If you are a homeowner or business owner, a significant decision you’ll need to make revolves around the number of fire alarms required for your property. Fire alarm systems offer an additional layer of security, safeguarding your premises and occupants from unforeseen fire incidents. Beyond instilling a sense of peace, this supplementary safeguard has the …

AVA Group Launches Dedicated Marine Services Division – AVA Marine

AVA Group Launches Dedicated Marine Services Division – AVA Marine

In a strategic move to expand and serve a new exiting market, AVA Fire & Security has announced the launch of its latest division – AVA Marine. Renowned for its comprehensive electronic fire and security solutions, AVA Fire & Security is making waves by expanding into the maritime sector to cater to the fire and …

The Importance Of CCTV For Solar Farms

The Importance Of CCTV For Solar Farms

Renewable energy sources are gaining rapid popularity worldwide, and the United Kingdom is following suit. Among these green energy options, solar power stands out as a dependable and efficient alternative to traditional sources. Consequently, solar farms—expansive areas adorned with solar panels—are becoming increasingly visible across the nation. Nonetheless, like any valuable assets, solar farms require …

BT’s switch off and how it will affect your fire and security alarm system?

BT’s switch off and how it will affect your fire and security alarm system?

A significant upgrade to the UK’s telephone network means intruder and fire alarms that signal over the telephone network will stop working at the end of 2025. Here’s the lowdown and what to do if your alarm is affected. What’s changing?BT and other telephone providers are upgrading the landline network, also known as the Public …

Summer Fire Safety Guidelines

Summer Fire Safety Guidelines

As temperatures rise, there is a noticeable increase in reported fires, prompting concerns about enhancing fire safety during the summer months. This holds true not only for residential areas but also workplaces. Fire safety in the work environment is an essential aspect that all employees must be well-versed in, and its significance will only grow …

Why Should Transport Depots Consider The Upgrade To IP CCTV

Why Should Transport Depots Consider The Upgrade To IP CCTV

AVA Security has a long history of working with Bus and Transport Depots and continues to monitor and protect depots across the Southern UK. Recent and rapid advances in technology have however offered a real benefit to the transport sector in particular. Internet protocol (IP) CCTV technology has been around for many years, but has …

Automatic Barrier & Gate – Law & £’S

Automatic Barrier & Gate – Law & £’S

Have you ever thought of the risks that you run by ignoring the control of the proper functioning of your gate? Not only does the periodic maintenance of the gate lengthen the life of the automation, which can get to work effectively much longer than a neglected system, but it is also required by law …

What Is The Future Of CCTV Technology?

What Is The Future Of CCTV Technology?

Big manufacturers like Samsung and Sony have been producing UltraHD or 4K TV’s for some time, but what does it actually mean? 4K is a new higher resolution imaging technology, it’s called 4K because it provides a resolution of 4096 x 2160. This is 4 times the resolution of traditional 1080p (1920 x 1080). This …