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Intersec 2020 detectortesters
Intersec 2020 – join us in Dubai

Our first 2020 exhibition kicks off with Interec Dubai – widely regarded as the number one event for the fire and security industry.  We’re delighted to be attending the event for its 22nd edition and will feature solutions from across our portfolio on our stand – including products from our Solo, Testifire and Scorpion ranges.

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What is a functional test?

With interest in testing increasingly from a wider group of people, including business owners and facilities managers and with greater awareness in countries looking to improve fire safety, we’re occasionally asked to clarify what a functional test is and why it is important?

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Join us at AlarmEX, Aberdeen

We’re pleased to confirm our attendance at AlarmEx, a new one-day trade show taking place in Aberdeen and run by the leading distributor of fire and security solutions – Alarm Supplies.

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Nigel Smith – Customer Focused

As a key part of the Sales & Marketing team, Nigel Smith deals with technical sales support on a daily basis, answering queries and solving issues. Meet the man who ensures we continue to improve and provide the best possible service.

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1 Room, 564 Detectors!

Over 500 detectors in one room might seem a little excessive, however for the Test Labs onsite at our Hertfordshire base it is exactly what is needed!

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Meet the students: Yousuff Ansari

In August 2018 Yousuff joined Detectortesters as a Test Development Engineering Student, taking up the chance to gain valuable industry experience and support his studies towards a degree in Electronic Engineering.

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Any detector, any time – Testifire has it covered!

Faced with the challenge of testing a variety of different makes and model of detector and, with an increase in the number of multi-sensor detectors now requiring testing – more and more engineers are turning to Testifire as their preferred method of testing. Testifire has seen the fastest growth in…

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New appointments to the sales team

We’re delighted to confirm two new appointments to our sales team with the arrival of Marcel Zwarthoed as Business Development Manager and the promotion of Mustafa Yucebag to Business Development Executive.

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New online troubleshooting

We’ve recently updated the Support section of our website to allow on-line diagnosis of support queries related to Testifire and Solo 365.

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Try our new kit selector – find your ideal kit

With a variety of Solo and Testifire kits available, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you.  To help with this, we’ve developed our kit selector – designed to find your ideal solution!

Whatever fire detectors you’re testing – the kit selector will help you find the most suitable kit.

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What’s important when choosing a smoke aerosol?

Smoke aerosols offer a reliable and efficient way of functionally testing smoke detectors, they are the test method of choice for many fire professionals and are most commonly used within a Solo 330 dispenser. Our support team are occasionally asked for information on the contents of our aerosols as users seek assurances that the contents are safe to use on site and won’t cause harm to the detector itself.

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4 Questions with Amy Punter – Purchaser

Meet Amy Punter, purchasing specialist at detectortesters. Amy discusses her background and career, as well as the biggest thing that surprised her about working at detectortesters.

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Toolbox Talks – Q&A, Firex International 2019

We had a great response for questions for our #AskPaul session at last month’s @FirexInternational!  Not only did we receive plenty of questions on our range of solutions, but also on broader subjects including codes and standards and ideas for new products.

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Solo 365: test smoke detectors and ASD systems

Following its successful launch, Solo 365 and it’s 2 in 1 functionality has received plenty of praise from those who have taken advantage of the tester and the benefits it offers. Alongside testing smoke detectors, Solo 365 also has the ability to functionally test ASD systems!

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FIREX 2019 - Detectortesters
Firex International: time well spent at leading fire industry expo

Last week’s Firex International welcomed thousands of visitors to explore the latest technology and solutions available within the fire industry.

Our time at the show was well spent with high visitor numbers spread across the three days and particular interest in our Solo and Testifire product ranges.

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