Safelincs’ international representatives arrived on June 19th from Italy, France and Ireland. The biannual meeting is a platform for training and exchange of ideas and developments within the industry.
Guest speakers from some of our main fire safety suppliers Ei Electronics, Kidde Fire Safety Europe, Fireco and Phoenix gave presentations and updates on new product developments. The country representatives also gave presentations on the developments in their fire safety markets.
Safelincs’ in-house web developers demonstrated the features of the new website interface that will be rolled out to all our international partners. There was also some time for discussions on SEO, forums, marketing and special features of the new website.
During Monday evening we enjoyed a private tour at Gunby Hall, a National Trust house located 7 miles from Alford. It was built by Sir William Massingberd back in 1700 and features beautiful gardens and rare artworks. The evening was rounded off with a very enjoyable meal at the local Gunby Inn.
Safelincs France was re-launched on the 1st of June with a new and fresh fire safety web site aimed specifically at the French market. This follows the change of our French partner earlier this year. Our new partner, Epsylone SARL, is widely known in France and already operates a number of fire safety related websites. Epsylone also operates a nationwide smoke alarm installation and servicing network ‘Flammes and Co‘.
We are expecting a substantial increase in smoke alarm sales in France due to changed legislation requiring smoke alarms in many types of buildings. Safelincs France will be well positioned for this increase due to its longterm relationship with quality suppliers such as Kidde and EI, offering a wide range of NF-certified smoke alarms and CO alarms.
Today marks the first day of our Twitter competition, where you have the chance to win 1 of 50 carbon monoxide alarms for your home. As a fire safety company and a Fire Kills partner, we know how important it is to promote and educate people about the dangers of smoke and other harmful gases in the home. Not only will you be able to learn a little something in our fire safety quiz, you will also be given the opportunity to sign up to our free smoke alarm reminders service, so you’ll never forget to change your batteries, test or replace your smoke alarm ever again!
As a thank you for your support in spreading this important message we are giving away a fantastic prize. Every day, for 25 days, two lucky winners will each receive a Kidde slimline digital CO alarm. Safelincs and Kidde have teamed up to provide these alarms that could potentially save your life.
The competition is now closed.
Safelincs Italy www.safelincs.it reported strongly increased sales of the Kidde 9CO5 Carbon Monoxide Detector towards the end of 2008 following a test report in the ‘Altroconsumo’ product rating magazine. Altroconsumo judged the Kidde CO alarm as the best out of a group of 5 carbon monoxide detectors. The alarm was classified as excellent and was also judged as superior in terms of competitiveness.
The Kidde 9CO5 CO detector features a 7-8 year lifespan, has replaceable batteries and offers excellent and reliable protection with a sensitivity of 30ppm. In the UK this CO Detector can be purchased at https://www.safelincs.co.uk/carbon-monoxide-detectors/
A CO detector supplied by Safelincs as part of the Kirklees Warmzone project last week detected CO gas the day after it was installed. The CO leak came from a faulty flue and could potentially have been fatal for the family. A reminder of how important it is to have a good CO alarm installed in every house!
Safelincs Ltd has won a major contract with Kirklees Council to supply up to 100,000 carbon monoxide alarms over the next three years as part of the Kirklees Warm Zone programme.
The Warm Zone home energy efficiency scheme is offering free cavity wall and loft installation to every resident, regardless of their age or income. The importance of carbon monoxide awareness and safety was recognised by Kirklees Council, so all Warm Zone assessed households can request a free carbon monoxide alarm.
“We are very pleased to be associated with this innovative scheme,” said Harry Dewick-Eisele, managing director, Safelincs Ltd. “We were able to show that, as well as meeting or exceeding the required product specifications, we are able to handle the council’s flexible supply requirements. Kirklees Council requires not only large bulk shipments to programme partners, but also thousands of individual shipment to many Kirklees residents. Safelincs also offers customer support which makes it important that each of our telephone operatives can demonstrate full product knowledge and the ability to deal effectively with any queries that may arise.”
All alarms supplied by Safelincs display the Kirklees Council logo and each unit carries a unique seven year guarantee.