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How to protect yourself ahead of the BT’s UK PSTN network switch off and BT Redcare closing!

BT’s UK PSTN Switch Off What is the BT Switch Off? BT Openreach announced back in 2015 that come December 2025, they would have permanently switched off the UK’s old analogue telephone network systems. Why is the BT Switch Off happening? The current system consists of copper wiring used to connect phones, the current system is too old and difficult to maintain and is more than due an upgrade! The system is out of touch and cannot keep up with the demands of the new technologies we have in the 21st century. The switch is an opportunity for organisations to reduce…

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We’re Hiring! Fire Sprinkler Designer

We are looking for an experienced Sprinkler Engineer / Sprinkler System Designer, to estimate, design and project manage. The successful candidate will be living within commuting distance of the business. They will also have a good level of prior experience and be well versed in relevant fire industry regulations. Role: To design and project manage sprinkler projects Commercial and Residential Provide hydraulic design calculations where required using company Canute package Candidate should be FHC or equivalent FIRAS qualified to Basic Level as a minimum If you are an experienced Designer or Engineer with the appropriate LPCB / FHC or FIRAS Certification,…

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We’re Hiring! Residential and Domestic Sprinkler Installer Required

Due to exponential growth and an increasing order book, we are looking for a residential and domestic sprinkler installer to join the team here at Protect and Detect. Our successful candidates must be: Qualified in sprinkler installation Preferable 2-3 years’ experience of fire sprinkler installation Experience of fittings and joining plastic and metal pipe work Experience of pressure testing CSCS card required Driving license required If you’d like to apply for this role, please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter to Michael Hadley.

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We’re Hiring! Fire & Security Engineers Required

Due to exponential growth and an increasing order book, we are looking for two experienced Fire & Security Engineers to join our expanding team here at Protect and Detect. Our successful candidates must have experience working with fire protection, intruder, CCTV and door access systems. A competitive salary is available depending on the candidate’s experience. Company vehicle and mobile phone provided On-call and overtime available If you’d like to apply for this role, please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter to Michael Hadley.

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Introducing Our New Temperature Screening Solutions

Here at Protect & Detect, we’re committed to enhancing the safety and wellbeing of premises across Ipswich. Part of this means responding to changing times and the needs that come with it – in this case, COVID-19 has seen businesses take stricter measures to safeguard the health and safety of their staff and visitors. That’s why we’re now supplying innovative Hikvision Temperature Screening Solutions, which are designed to rapidly detect skin-surface temperature. Let’s explore more about how this technology works and how it can benefit a public space. Why use temperature screening technology? With the current coronavirus pandemic, it’s never been…

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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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