Helping to Prevent False Fire Alarms for Over 35 Years

18 Mar 2016

There are a variety of Call Point covers which prevent false fire alarms available from STI (Europe) which retrofit over existing call points, providing protection within minutes.

Every false fire alarm is costly, disruptive and detrimental to safety.

Each year businesses and public services in the UK have nearly a quarter of a million false alarms costing them and Fire & Rescue Services approximately £1 billion [source: Fire Industry Association, 2013]. Every false fire alarm causes major disruption to customer service, productivity or the general routine of any organisation. Beyond disruption, false fire alarms have a significant impact on the effectiveness of a fire evacuation strategy and may put the lives of staff, students and visitors at risk. Quick and appropriate reactions to a fire alarm may prevent a real fire from causing significant damage and disruption.

Clear, tough polycarbonate covers easily retrofit over existing call points, providing protection within minutes, where accidental activation is of concern. If malicious activation is likely to be a problem, covers with an optional, localised, alarm can be installed over a call point. Accidental false fire alarms (for example, a call point hit by a ball in a sports hall or heavy equipment within a warehouse, etc.) can easily be prevented by installing call point covers. Covers can also provide a level of weather protection from IP24 to IP56, ideal for use in extreme conditions, indoor or outdoor, such as wash down areas and saline atmospheres.

Safety Technology’s newest call point protector, the Euro Stopper® is now available with an embedded unique substance that glows in the dark. The Glow Guide pigment will release light for up to 8 hours in darkness or dimly lit areas, and charges up after only 30 minutes exposure to natural or artificial light.

The Glow Guide is not the only new feature to the Euro Stopper. The polycarbonate call point protector is now supplied in a kit form, allowing the user to assemble the product in the way which best suits their application, with the choice of red or green housing shell, language, mounting option, sounder and breakseal facility.

There is a variety of polycarbonate protective covers which will protect a wide range of devices.

The Universal Stopper® is larger and ideal for devices such as dual action pull stations, keypads for entry systems, intercom stations, emergency buttons, electrical light switches, duplex plugs, etc., without restricting legitimate operation.

The Weather Stopper II® and the Enviro Stopper® are unique devices ideal for extending the life and reliability of weather exposed devices, such as larger manual call points. They offer protection against harsh environments and conditions both outside and inside, as well as preventing tampering, vandalism and damage from accidental or malicious operation.

For additional information on STI Euro Stopper, the Multi Kit, or the entire range of protective polycarbonate covers, call +44 (0)1527 520 999, email info@sti-europe.com or visit www.sti-europe.com.

Taylor House
34 Sherwood Road
B60 3DR
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
United Kingdom

Follow:
Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   YouTube
False fire alarms and alarm fatigue in the UAE
Product News

False fire alarms and alarm fatigue in the UAE

Experts have frequently warned of a ‘cry wolf’ attitude towards fire alarms in the UAE, and with one out of three GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) residents who ignore fire alarms coming from the UAE, is the country suffering from alarm fatigue?

Read more

Cut the cost of false alarms with the new Low Profile Universal Stopper®
Product News

Cut the cost of false alarms with the new Low Profile Universal Stopper®

A false fire alarm can prove extremely costly; wasting company time, disrupting crucial school exams, and increasing the risk of road traffic collisions involving emergency vehicles – costing precious time, resources, and lives.

Read more

Raising the bar of fire safety
Product News

Raising the bar of fire safety

A false fire alarm can prove a costly exercise for bars; an evacuation means unhappy customers, wasted drinks, and potential fines – amounting to a significant loss in revenue.

Read more

Students thought Bolton blaze was a ‘false alarm’ after suffering from alarm fatigue
Product News

Students thought Bolton blaze was a ‘false alarm’ after suffering from alarm fatigue

Students ignored a fire alarm in a blaze at a block of student flats because fire alarms go off “almost every day.”

Read more

Guests thought fire alarm was a ‘prank’ as flames engulfed Brentford Travelodge
Product News

Guests thought fire alarm was a ‘prank’ as flames engulfed Brentford Travelodge

Guests reacted “casually” to a fire at a West London hotel believing the fire alarm to be a “prank.”

Read more

False fire alarms across NHS Trusts in sharp rise
Product News

False fire alarms across NHS Trusts in sharp rise

False fire alarms have risen by 20 per cent in just three years at NHS Trusts across England; stretching resources, unsettling patients and disrupting vital care.

Figures from NHS Digital reveal there were 20,126 false fire alarms at NHS Trusts in England throughout 2017/18, compared with 16,847 in 2015/16 and 19,777 in 2016/17 – one Trust alone recorded upwards of 500 false alarms.

The worrying figures show that a number of patient’s sustained ‘injuries during evacuation’, highlighting the damaging effects of an unnecessary evacuation.

Across the 232 NHS Trusts listed within the data, a total of 1,391 genuine fires were recorded during 2017/18.

Read more

Guard your equipment against dust, dirt and grime!
Product News

Guard your equipment against dust, dirt and grime!

Combining vital personal protection from hazardous parts with a defence against intrusive dust, dirt and grime, these heavy-duty Metal Protective Cabinets guard fire alarm control panels and other large electronic devices.

The NEMA Type 1 super tough metal enclosures are specifically made for electronic equipment (up the 1000V) with sensitive components and modules that are vulnerable to ingress or vandalism, whether accidental or malicious.

Constructed for indoor use the UL listed enclosures mount to the wall enabling units to be protected in their designated location, the sizeable units can house significantly sized electronic devices with space to spare – a durable finish prevents corrosion.

Read more

False fire alarms on the rise: Do you require a solution?
Product News

False fire alarms on the rise: Do you require a solution?

More than 3,000 false fire alarms were maliciously triggered across England in 2017/18 – disrupting schools and businesses, placing unnecessary strain on our emergency services and reducing the confidence the general public have in alarms.

The latest Home Office figures reveal that; there were a total of 3,029 false alarms caused by a ‘malicious activation of fire call point/alarm’ in England for the period July 1 2017 to June 30 2018, an increase of 160 on the previous year, and the highest figure seen for over 5 years.

Accidental activations also saw an increase during this period; 14,199 false fire alarms were recorded due to a manual call point being ‘accidentally or carelessly’ set off, a significant increase of 472 false alarms and again the highest number since 2012.

A further 782 false alarms were recorded due to damage to the apparatus for the year ending June 2018, up from 750 on the previous year.

Continuing to be the largest incident type, false fire alarms accounted for 41 per cent of the incidents attended by Fire and Rescue Services in England – fires accounted for just 29 per cent.


Read more

A global solution from STI
Product News

A global solution from STI

Safety Technology International’s extensive range of fire and safety products continues to evolve with the latest addition to the ReSet Call Point line - offering a completely global solution. The UL listed Global ReSet features a versatile mounting plate which fits to US, European, double-gang and single-gang mounting box, allowing for a quick and easy installation.

Read more

ReSet your thinking!
Product News

ReSet your thinking!

Concerned by a high risk of false activations? Fed up of replacing sensitive broken glass from your call points? Require a solution for both indoor and outdoor use? Then ReSet your thinking with Safety Technology International! With an extensive range of resettable call points, multi-purpose push buttons and switches, STI offers a global solution to your problems.

Read more

BS5839-1:2017 revision recommends protective covers  for all manual call points
Product News

BS5839-1:2017 revision recommends protective covers for all manual call points

In a recent revision to the BS5839-1:2017 the British Standard Institute has recommended, in section 20.2 b) of the update, that: “All MCPs should be fitted with a protective cover, which is moved to gain access to the frangible elements.”

Read more

New product features to the STI Exit Stopper
Product News

New product features to the STI Exit Stopper

The Exit Stopper is a unique and highly effective way to prevent unauthorised use of emergency exits and fire doors. It also serves as an inexpensive security device which helps prevent theft.

Read more

New Sirens & Strobe Series from Safety Technology International
Product News

New Sirens & Strobe Series from Safety Technology International

A new series of Sirens & Strobes will soon be introduced to the STI product portfolio which will complement the existing product range. The Sirens & Strobes will work in conjunction with the ReSet Call Points, Push Buttons and the protective covers range, amongst other products.

Read more

Critical Equipment Protection from Safety Technology
Product News

Critical Equipment Protection from Safety Technology

The range of polycarbonate cabinets offer excellent protection for a wide range of equipment such as control panels, keypads, AEDs and other important devices. 

Read more

Custom indoor/outdoor cover helps protect important devices
Product News

Custom indoor/outdoor cover helps protect important devices

Protective cover helps to protect devices such as electrical switches and manual call points, without restricting legitimate operation. It is ideal for use in areas where there is a risk of malicious or accidental activation.

Read more

Heavy-duty cages provide protection for wide range of devices
Product News

Heavy-duty cages provide protection for wide range of devices

Designed to reduce maintenance costs and malfunction as a result of vandalism, theft or accidental damage, we have an extensive range of PIR covers, heavy-duty steel cage protectors, emergency light cages and smoke detector protectors. Suitable wherever smoke detectors, exit signs, motion detectors, beacons, strobes, speakers, lights and bells are at risk from vandalism. Our tough heavy-duty steel cages, protectors and covers are the solution to many problems.

Read more

The importance of reducing the misuse of access control call points
Product News

The importance of reducing the misuse of access control call points

Misuse to Access Control Call Points can cause unwanted disruption to any environment. Protect Access Control Call Points with an STI Protective Call Point Covers to prevent any unwanted use and disruption.

Read more

List your business for free

Create a business listing on the UK's leading security and fire directory

Get the IFSEC Global newsletter

The latest security and fire news, trends and insights

Close
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT SAFETY TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
* Oops!
* Oops!
* Oops!
* Oops!
* Oops!
I have read, understood and consent to your Privacy Policy
* sorry this is a required field
MESSAGE SENT!

Thanks for using IFSEC Global Directory,

Your enquiry has been sent to the selected companies, they will be in contact shortly.