Waking Watch vs Wireless Fire Detection: Discussing the next generation of life safety

In this exciting podcast Hochiki’s Tony Obadipe, Kevin Dodge from FAFS Fire & Security  and MDM’s Group Editorial Adviser Duncan J. White discuss the issues surrounding waking watch and look at how new technology in fire detection can be used…

Prime Secure launches wireless evacuation alarm technology, reducing burden on leaseholders paying for 24/7 waking watch by 82%
Prime Secure’s Fire Safety division, the Waking Watch Initiative, has launched the UK’s first affordable, wireless common fire alarm system, V-Fire,1 which removes the need for expensive waking watch fire marshals in high-rise buildings with flammable cladding. In the wake…
A clear solution to growing waking watch costs
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) recently advised a London Assembly committee that there are now over 900 blocks – with the figure steadily rising – of flats with a waking watch in place. The cost to fund these patrols is…
Post Grenfell: a safe and cost-effective alternative to a waking watch
Clear – the safety and compliance specialist – is working to help landlords whose properties do not have a fire-alarm system, but which feature potentially unsafe cladding, to address the crippling costs associated with paying for the waking watch required…
Smart fire detection more viable than ‘Waking Watch’ during cladding crisis, says Hochiki Europe
Hochiki Europe is calling for a review of the uptake of ‘Waking Watches’ within the residential sector. The leading life-safety product manufacturer argues that local authorities and building owners should instead focus more on incorporating intelligent fire detection into at-risk…

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