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CLICK Scolmore Enters Home Automation Market With Top Of The Range Wireless System PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 16:25

electrical industry home automation news,
click inelsClick Scolmore enters the Home Automation sector with the launch of a sophisticated Radio Frequency Wireless Control System that is set to rival current players in the market.

Exercise Keeps Radiators Fit With The Help Of Chalmor PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 September 2010 09:28

electrical industry heating news,
chalmor EtvrOver the summer, as heating systems are switched off, a large number of thermostatic radiator valves (TRV’s) will jam. The result is no heat to the radiator just when it’s needed again.

Danfoss Inverter Produces Energy for Denmark’s First House with an Energy Surplus PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 06 August 2010 18:21

danfossA pleasant indoor climate and no energy costs. The ZERO+ house in Sønderborg is the first residential house in Denmark to produce more energy than is consumes, thanks to a range of energy saving initiatives along with a PV installation with a Danfoss ULX 5400o inverter.

VARIO Range By Vortice – A Breath Of Fresh Air PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 July 2010 11:38

vortice varioBurton-on-Trent based Vortice is experiencing phenomenal sales growth from its Vario range which is a reversible supply and extract fan available in three sizes, 6, 9 and 12 inch. 

EATON Keep A Watch On Energy At HOUSING 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 July 2010 12:02

eaton memeraAt HOUSING 2010, Eaton, an expert in the management of electrical power, launched some new additions to their range of consumer units with integrated energy monitoring facilities.

Click Scolmore Enters the Home Automation Market PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 17:12

electrical industry automation news,
click inelsSimple and flexible installation, significant energy savings and easy programming are the key attributes of the new system, but it is the unique one touch centralised control panel that the company believes really sets it apart. Lighting, heating, appliances, shutters, blinds, gates, latches and garage doors can all be easily set and adjusted from this one single control panel.

AICO Multi-Sensor Specified in Manchester Council's First New Homes in 20 Years PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 September 2010 07:28

aico housingelectrical industy fire and security news,
Northwards Housing, on behalf of Manchester City Council, has specified Aico's unique RadioLINK Multi-Sensor mains powered fire alarm for its 32 new council homes in north Manchester, the first in the city in more than 20 years.

A £4.2m project, the high quality, sustainable new homes are purpose built two bedroom bungalows for older residents.  The homes will be owned by Manchester City Council and managed by Northwards Housing, the not for profit company that manages city council homes in north Manchester.

Aico's Multi-Sensor was chosen for this new development due to the layout of the bungalows  having the bathroom and kitchen directly opposite each other which might cause standard  alarms to false alarm from the combination of hot steam and cooking vapours.  The Multi-Sensor is resistant to false alarms as it contains two separate sensors - Optical and Heat - so, unlike single sensor alarms, is capable of monitoring both smoke and heat.  Its response to all fire types is therefore significantly improved and it is less vulnerable to false alarms.

Initially one Multi-Sensor will be fitted in the central hallway between the kitchen and bathroom in the new bungalows.  However, the alarms have been
installed with an Aico RadioLINK base which, Alan White, Principal Electrical Engineer at Northwards Housing, explains "allows for future expansion of the fire detection system to suit any specific resident's needs, without disturbance to decor or stress.......The multi sensor with the RF base gives increased design options with future expansion."

RadioLINK works by allowing alarms to be wirelessly interconnected through the use of Radio-frequency (RF) signals.  If one alarm on the system is triggered, RF signals are sent to cause every other alarm in the property to sound.  This ensures the alarm is heard throughout the property, providing the earliest warning.

Manchester City Council has been using Aico fire detection products for many years, so the decision to specify Aico in the new bungalows was based on a good understanding of the company's product quality and support.

Started in March 2010 and expected to be completed by March 2011, this new generation of council homes are part of a wider Manchester City Council led
regeneration programme in north Manchester.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Ei Electronics, Aico is the first name in residential fire protection in the UK.  Aico fire alarms are designed and built
in Europe specifically to meet the UK standards and regulations.

KNX Technology Provides Complete Control PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:32

knx switchA complete home automation system at a private house in Leicestershire has been completed by KNX UK member and building automation specialist Design Innovation. The company was contracted to undertake a complete turnkey solution including electrical installation.

Swindon Tenants Get Maximum Protection from AICO PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 20:42

aico swindonSwindon Borough Council has announced its decision to replace all its existing smoke alarms across its 10,500 properties with Aico RadioLINK Professional alarms.  Aico Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms will also be installed for the first time, interlinked with the smoke alarms.  The systems will be managed through Aico Alarm Control Switches.

Make the Right Choice with Raychem's CeraPro PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 June 2010 12:23

ceraproRaychem’s latest under floor heating system exceeds highest performance levels required by the latest edition of the Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide

Raychem’s recently launched CeraPro conforms to the highest performance level of the new issues of the Build ing regulations domestic services compliance guide for under-tile heating installations. CeraPro is an impressive domestic under-tile heating solution, it is an easy to install, economically efficient, professional system that not only provides total flexibility for rooms of all shapes and sizes, but also exceeds the minimum performance standards required for under-tile heating.


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