New Smoke Alarm System for the Deaf Features Unique RadioLINK Wireless Technology

Aico Ltd has announced the launch of the Ei170RF Alarm system for the deaf, for use with its unique RadioLINK wireless interconnect mains powered smoke and heat alarm system.

For the first time, people requiring the special protection afforded by an Alarm for the deaf can also benefit from all the advantages of a wireless interconnect smoke alarm system. These include greatly reduced disruption to property, increased tenant compliance, greater design flexibility and much reduced installation time. The lack of hard-wired interconnection also makes it easier to add or remove the unit to a property as tenants change.

EI170RF protecting your deat and hard of
hearing guests

The new Ei170RF is a RadioLINK system purpose-designed to provide warning of smoke / heat alarm activation to deaf or hard of hearing tenants. It consists of a control box with integral strobe light and a separate plug-in vibration pad.

The control box itself uses RadioLINK RF technology to interconnect wirelessly to up to 12 other RadioLINK units in the property. It has a built-in high-intensity Xenon strobe with a specially designed lens that provides wide-angled light output. An integral ‘Test’ button is also present on the front of the box, allowing a safe and easy means of testing the control box, the vibrating pad and the RadioLINK bases and alarms on the system. Visual indicators confirm both RF transmission, power and battery status. The control box can be wall or surface mounted to suit individual requirements.

The vibration pad has a simple plug-in connection to the control box and is designed to be placed under a pillow to wake people who fail to respond to the visual warning signal.

The Ei170RF is designed to be powered from a permanent mains supply, but also contains a sealed lead-acid rechargeable battery that will provide essential back-up power in the case of any mains failure.

The Ei170RF features advanced transceiver and signal coding technology coupled with a unique House-Coding feature to ensure robust and reliable RF signalling. This House-Code feature allows a system of RadioLINK devices to be quickly and easily coded together to prevent any interference from neighbouring systems.

The Ei170RF features advanced transceiver and signal coding technology coupled with a unique House-Coding feature to ensure robust and reliable RF signalling. This House-Code feature allows a system of RadioLINK devices to be quickly and easily coded together to prevent any interference from neighbouring systems.

   
 

GEZE door closers now in stock!

GEZE TS4000 Overhead Door Closer – Power Size EN 1-6

Safelincs now offers a wide range of GEZE door closers. These door closers are manufactured in Germany and come with an amazing 10 year warranty.

This new range of GEZE door closers are available for both single and double action doors. This innovative range includes overhead and concealed door closers. Safelincs have also introduced the TS4000E, which is an electro-hydraulic hold open. This function closes the door only when the fire alarm is activated.

GEZE door closers conform to the current EN standards, such as EN1155 and EN1158. The door closers are also certified by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), indicating they meet the highest standards of function and design.

For more information, please visit the GEZE Door closer section on our web site.

Fire Victim disconnected battery from smoke alarm

A man from Corby in Northampton died after being engulfed in flames. The pensioner was overwhelmed by flames after falling asleep in his lounge with a lit cigarette.

The man had returned home after a late night drinking session in August 2008 and fallen to sleep holding a cigarette. This began smouldering and set fire to his trousers, his girlfriend desperately tried to douse the flames as he screamed for help.

After the inquest in June, it was discovered that he had previously taken the batteries out of his smoke alarm after it kept going off. This is a tragic occurrence that could have been avoided. It is important that you have a working smoke alarm and that it is checked on a regular basis.

To read more about this story visit the BBC news site.

May Customer Survey winner announced!

May’s customer survey winner was Mr Keith Spence of Frampton, Dorchester.
Every month Safelincs offers their customers the chance to win £25 worth of ‘Love2shop’ high street vouchers.
All he had to do was fill out a customer survey questionnaire and he was immediately entered into the prize draw.

Mr Keith Spence said: “I was absolutely delighted with the service. You were one of only a few suppliers that I found that had the items I wanted in stock and the goods arrived the next day. Overall, I was extremely happy and would highly recommend you.”

Landlords imprisoned for breech of Fire Safety regulations

London Fire Brigade have successfully prosecuted two landlords for breaching fire safety regulations in one of their houses that had been converted into bedsits.

After a fire had broken out at the premises, inspectors found that the landlords were guilty of a number of breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The landlords were informed of the breaches, which included inadequate fire detection, absence of emergency lighting along the stairway, absence of proper fire doors to bedrooms and communal kitchen as well as inadequate provision of fire extinguishers and fire blankets and no fire risk assessment available.

The landlords failed to complete work that had been requested of them to rectify the breaches of the legislation. This resulted in a prosecution being brought against them. The two landlords have been sentenced to six months imprisonment and ordered to pay £5000 costs each.

This case should remind landlords of their responsibilities and of the consequences of not ensuring that the rented accommodation that they own complies with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Don’t delay dealing with your responsibilities…. We can help you with fire risk assessments and we can supply all fire safety products you require.

Successful tender for fire extinguishers

Safelincs have successfully tendered for the supply of fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and CO alarms to East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Safelincs will be supplying fire safety goods for a period of three years to the East Yorkshire Council. We see this as a confirmation of our strategy to focus on the fire safety needs in the public sector. Safelincs has just been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ status at the National GO Awards for Public Procurement Excellence

Carbon Monoxide, a tragic death

After having taken the precaution of having ones chimney swept and boiler serviced you would think that you would be safe from carbon monoxide poisoning. Unfortunately, this was not the case for an elderly retired law lecturer who died from carbon monoxide poisoning the morning after having his coal pellet burning central heating boiler and flue cleaned by a chimney sweep.

What makes this case even more tragic is, that the gentleman’s wife had suffered from chest pains and a bad headache that day and had been admitted to hospital, as she was an angina sufferer. It was later confirmed that she had also been suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. As her husband did not complain of any symptoms at the time, carbon monoxide poisoning was overlooked and he stayed at home. The gentleman was found slumped in a chair in his home the next morning and was declared dead at the scene.

This case highlights how valuable a carbon monoxide alarm can be. If only one had been installed at this home, this senseless death could have been prevented. If you use fossil fuels (gas, oil, coal and wood) within your home, you could be at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning.

The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are headache, sore throat, dizziness and nausea. More severe poisoning can result in confusion, drowsiness and difficulty breathing. Ultimately it leads to coma and death.

Further  information can be found in the Belfast Telegraph

Safelincs Honoured for Outstanding Achievement

Safelincs have been honoured for outstanding achievement at the annual Government Opportunities (GO) magazine Excellence in Public Procurement Awards, part of National Public Procurement Practitioners Day (N3PD) 2009.

The company was presented with the Highly Commended Award in the GO Best Small Business or Third Sector Service Provider Award category for the companies approach to its clients and also for its relationship with the buyer

Accepting the Award, Harald Dewick-Eisele, Managing Director of Safelincs, said “It feels very rewarding to receive this Award. We won a European tender by Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council to supply all of Kirklees with CO monitor alarms. We offered substantially more than was directly required, we created a specific carbon monoxide detector for Kirklees with 50% longer warranty than required and at a very good price. Plus we were able to deal with all the customer’s demands.”

The prestigious GO Awards ceremony, held on Thursday 4 June 2009 at the Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London, also featured high-profile speakers Chairman of the Audit Commission Michael O’Higgins and Chief Executive of the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), Nigel Smith.

Praise for Customer Service

Safelincs have received praise for the high level of customer service recently received by their customers. Many customers have been in contact to share their appreciation of the service received.

One customer quoted:

“Dear Safelincs,

I feel compelled to write to thank you all for the excellent customer service I received with my recent order. This was the first time I had used your company and I was really impressed and delighted with the level of service you provide.

My order was (slightly!) complicated by the fact that I needed;

  • Fire extinguishers sent to an Offshore Scottish Island-no problem, your friendly customer service staff confirmed that you used a courier licensed to transport these items and confirmed a delivery timescale (several other suppliers couldn’t deliver!).
  • The delivery sent to another address (a contractor working for me)-again, no problem!
  • On the first delivery attempt the contractor wasn’t available to receive the goods and I asked for them to be re-directed to me at the address where I was working-again no problem, you contacted your courier and arranged accordingly and they arrived as planned!

Once again thank you, you made the whole experience as trouble free as possible and that really counts when you are working to a tight schedule on an offshore island.
Special thanks to Cheyney for all her help when I called.

Feel free to use my comments on any promotional material you wish and I will certainly recommend you to others.

A very satisfied customer,

C.S”

Safelincs Web Developer job opportunity

Safelincs, the UK’s leading online fire safety provider, are looking to recruit a Web Developer to join their team based in Alford, Lincolnshire.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Web Developer to work within our team of Web Developers and Web Designers.
The role consists of introducing additional functionalities to our websites as well as introducing new websites. The successful applicant will also contribute to the maintenance of he existing sites.

Requirements:
– High level skills in PHP, mySQL, HTML/CSS and related technologies.
– Our office development platform is predominantly Win32, but our customer-facing systems are linux-based, and we will favour applicants who are experienced with both.
– Applicants should be used to developing structured code in a team environment where source control systems are in place.
– The web developer will work alongside our existing designers, so although design skills and experience with graphics tools will be helpful, these are not essential.
– Formal education to degree level in CS/CSE is preferred.
– This role is not suitable for applicants who have limited experience in hand-coding web-based database applications.

Please apply with CV to: Safelincs Ltd, Unit 1, Farlesthorpe Road, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9PS.
Applications can also be e-mailed to: service@safelincs.co.uk

All our current job vacancies can be viewed on our jobs page.