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Did you know, we’ve now sold Testifire and Solo 365 in over 80 countries, from the United Kingdom all the way to Mongolia!  

What’s leading to the rise in use?

An increase in multi-sensors is partly responsible, with more of these types of detector being installed there comes a need to test them efficiently – without the need for multiple tools.  As an all-in-one tool, Testifire delivers this and ultimately provides a faster way of working – in many ways it’s a no brainer – less disruption on site, less equipment to carry and less time changing between tools all leads to greater productivity!


With more multi-sensors installed, comes greater focus on how these types of detector are tested.  For example, BS:5839-1 and NFPA 72 now calls for each sensor to be physically tested individually:

Where the detector or system design permits, each sensor on which a fire detection decision depends (E.g. smoke, heat, CO) should be physically tested individually. BS:5839-1:2017

Test each of the detection principles present within the detector (e.g., smoke/heat/CO, etc.) independently for the specific detection principle, regardless of the configuration status at the time of testing. NFPA 72

The easiest and most efficient way to achieve this is with Testifire. 

Of course, it’s not just multi-sensors that are leading to a rise in use of Testifire.  A general increase in the use of heat detectors means most fire engineers are now regularly testing smoke and heat detectors – an all-in-one tester brings significant benefits when testing smoke and heat – whether as a single sensor or multi-sensor detector.



It’s not just the detectors themselves which are influencing the change.  With greater awareness around the use of pressurised aerosols, we’re experiencing an increase in enquires regarding solutions which don’t rely on the use of pressurised smoke aerosols. 

So, it comes as no surprise that a lot of fire maintenance companies have made the move to either Testifire or our latest smoke detector tester – Solo 365. Whilst smoke aerosols remain the most common method of testing smoke detectors, without doubt electronic smoke testers provide the most modern and future-proof method for carrying out functional testing.


Thinking about upgrading to Testifire or Solo 365, wondering how we can make this upgrade easier? With our 2020 tradeshow season well underway, we currently have an upgrade incentive initiative and special various show promotions on offer to facilitate this progression. 

Talk to your key account manager about our latest promotions and how we can support you. Offers end 24th March 2020

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