Test equipment

Choosing detector test equipment – what matters most?

Choosing detector test equipment – what matters most? 780 488 Detector Testers

With engineers and other responsible persons tasked with testing and maintaining an ever-increasing range of detectors installed in a diverse range of sites, the need for a wider range of specialist test solutions has emerged.


In addition, the market has also seen an increase in the number of companies offering fire system maintenance – with electrical and security contractors looking to add ‘fire’ to their portfolio.


So, with an increased need for specialist solutions and an increase in the number of people looking at purchasing their first set of test equipment – we wanted to know what motivates these purchases and what factors matter the most. We used our April Twitter poll to explore this.


Our question:

Choosing Test Equipment

The over-whelming message that came back from the poll was that people are looking for compliant solutions that support productivity on-site.


Compliant testing means carrying out testing and maintenance in accordance with relevant codes and standards and following the guidance and recommendations instructed by the detector manufacturers.  With standards, such as BS:5839, recently updated in keeping with market trends and new codes, such as the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice being published, it is clearly important suitable, approved test solutions for all forms of detection exist.


As the market leader in the field of detector test equipment, we are proud to offer solutions that meet these needs. We work with detector manufacturers to ensure compatibility between new detector technology and our solutions and we design products that increase productivity on-site by making testing and maintenance as easy and efficient as possible.


You can learn more about our recent market insights and our complete product range by visiting our stand at this year’s Firex International.


*Results of a Twitter poll April 2018