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Protect & Detect teams up with Residential Sprinkler Protection (RSP)

Here at Protect & Detect, we’re pleased to announce our new collaboration with Residential Sprinkler Protection Ltd (RSP), who will give us expert support in fire projects going forward.  The operations manager for Protect & Detect, Michael Hadley, said of the new collaboration: “We are pleased to be announcing this exciting partnership. Both companies are family-run with shared values and passion for delivering a high level of service. We look forward to working with RSP to deliver the very best in fire protection services for local businesses and organisations.” About RSP The RSP team are based in Wales, and are a…

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What Are the Fire Triangle and the Fire Tetrahedron?

The fire triangle is a well-known model for showing the three key elements required for a fire to form and sustain itself, which are heat, fuel and oxygen. In this article, we take a closer look at the fire triangle and explore its up-to-date alternative: the fire tetrahedron. We’ll also examine how the removal of just one of these elements can prevent or extinguish a fire.    What is the fire triangle?  Otherwise known as the combustion triangle, the fire triangle model represents three sides of a triangle, each showing a vital element needed to create and sustain a fire. The…

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What to do if your personal electronic devices get stolen?

Having anything stolen is frustrating and costly, but if your personal electronic devices get stolen, all your personal details could also be stolen through fraud. In order to retrieve the device or stop others from stealing your personal information, it’s important to keep calm and follow a few simple steps.  Inform the right people Contact the authorities to report a stolen device and file a police report. This not only helps your insurance but increases the likelihood of recovering the device. Get in touch with your mobile or laptop provider immediately afterwards so they can block anyone else from using it….

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How To Evacuate People With Disabilities

When there’s a fire in a building, the first instinct many people have is to panic and run out of the building via the quickest route they know. However, when working with people who have physical disabilities, it’s important they are not left behind in the panic. Statistics show that many people believe that leaving a disabled person at a ‘refuge point’ (which are often in evacuation plans) is the correct thing to do, so they can wait for the fire service to collect them. This is a dangerous myth and has led to people being left in unsafe places. A…

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What To Do When Your Car Catches Fire?

In the event of a car fire, you will be likely in shock and panicked, as they don’t happen nearly as frequently as car collisions. However, a car fire is just as deadly, so it’s worth knowing what to do in the event of a car fire.  Causes of car fires Unfortunately, the majority of car fires are started deliberately, either by arson, by criminals trying to cover their tracks or committing insurance fraud. Only 35% of car fires are accidental, stemming from manufacturing issues and fixes that may have accidentally been done wrong. Sometimes a car fire is down to…

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How Many Fire Marshals Does A Small Business Need?

Many business owners struggle to know where they stand when it comes to the law and fire safety. No matter how big or small your business is, you are legally required to have at least two people trained as a fire marshal to guide other staff members in the event of a fire.  You can be trained as either an appointed person (or ‘deputy’), fire warden or fire marshal. Depending on how large your place of work is, the role of a fire warden and marshal may be given to two people or split across multiple people. The difference in roles…

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Tips to Keep Your Small Business Secure

Running a business is hard enough as it is, with small profits (if any) coupled with expensive running costs, it’s easy to see how one robbery can send a small business under. Thieves can steal your entire stock in minutes if you leave your premises unprotected, so never underestimate the value of a good security system. Keeping your business safe from intruders should be of priority, so we’ve compiled a list of the best methods of keeping your business safe during all hours of the day.  Keys and locks Whether you own an office or a salon, having a stable security…

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Reasons to Keep a Fire Extinguisher in Your Car

Although it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about car safety, a fire extinguisher could be the difference between life and death. In the UK, although accidental car fires are declining in number, arson car fires are on the rise, but on average 100,000 cars catch fire every year! There are a few reasons a fire extinguisher in your car can be helpful, such as:   Cars can catch on fire very easily The thing with vehicle fires is that many people never expect them to happen. You may have your car regularly serviced…

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Benefits Of Having A Door Entry System

Installing a door entry system is becoming a popular method of security for domestic and commercial properties alike. The system provides safe and secure access to buildings, removing the need for a traditional key and lock. A door entry system can be a variety of technologies, ranging from electronic keypads to camera identification. Door entry system technology is still under innovation and there will most likely be even more secure methods of security released for sale within the next few years.  Having a traditional lock and key has become a risky method of security, especially when one owns a business. Old…

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Security hacks: How To Fully Secure Your Home

Taking your home security seriously will deter burglars from entering your home, as the majority of thefts happen due to pure opportunity. Burglars will target your home if you neglect to take basic security measures, so ensuring you take these 5 steps, you’ll be sure to protect your home from theft.  Locking your doors and windows This one may seem obvious, but a reported 30% of burglars enter the home through an open door or window and around 34% of burglars enter through the front door (whether this door is open or they pick the lock). It is absolutely vital that…

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