Innovation of the Year
This category recognises products or solutions that have been developed for either
active or passive fire protection.
Asecos – ION-LINE
Asecos’ ION-LINE is used for the safe, active (charging)
storage of lithium-ion batteries. It features an integrated
three-stage warning and fire suppression system, within
an EN14470-1 cabinet that is fire-resistant to 90 minutes.
Bull Products – Bull Mobile Detection Device
Bull's Mobile Detection Device makes installation of
temporary detection quick and easy, and enables
detectors to be relocated around the site as and when
necessary, without the need for tools and equipment.
It is an innovative and smart solution that significantly
reduces costs for contractors and construction
Coltraco – Portasonic 2.FL0
The Portasonic 2.FL0 ultrasonic flow meter is used to
measure flow rates of clean liquid in pipes (such as a
sprinkler system). The ease of use and accuracy of
Portasonic 2.FL0 enhances building and facility safety,
and improves business continuity across a variety of
EMS Ltd – SmartCell wireless detector
The SmartCell wireless detector combines smoke and
heat detection, a 32-tone sounder and a pt23 VAD in a
profile normally associated with a wired device. This
detector moves wireless technology into new markets
and applications, and represents a huge leap in
technology in wireless fire detection.
Evaclite – Safety Signs
Evaclite signs facilitate safer and quicker evacuation
during an emergency. Its signs attract the eye through
a pulsing array of green lights within the luminaire. The
pulsing array only activates when the alarm sounds.
This green-arrow array is intuitive, so that the signs are
easily understood in a multilingual environment.
Firetronics – FT5S
Firetronics products and services have been designed
to factor in complete contingencies for all scenario
conditions that could possibly occur within a building
during an emergency.
FirePro UK – FirePro
Condensed aerosol fire-suppression product FirePro
has now achieved formal ATEX certification, to add to
its LPCB certificate and approval by the Environmental
Protection Agency in the United States. FirePro is the
first product of this type, using this technology, to be
FSi Ltd – Pass-it Transit System
The Pass-it Transit System is fully independently certified
and tested to the latest EN standards in relation to
preventing the passage of fire between compartment
walls as a pre-fit system in modular-build or retro-fit
scenarios. Pass-it is easily installed and requires no
maintenance for future penetration installations.
Jactone – Watermist range
The Jactone Watermist range, which is manufactured
in the UK, uses ground-breaking patented technology
and is a multi-application portable fire extinguisher.
The range is certified to BS EN3.
Kentec – Taktis 16L
The Taktis 16L is an analogue addressable fire-control
panel, which provides up to 16 detection loops and up
to 144 zone indications. It supports more than 2,000
detection devices and can network up to 128 panels,
making it ideal for the largest sites, such as schools,
hospitals and retail outlets.
Marlowe Fire & Security – sprinkler retrofit
Working in partnership with Nottingham City Homes,
Marlowe Fire & Security have spearheaded the design,
installation and commissioning of a sprinkler retro-fit
programme throughout high-rise residential
properties. According to John Carr, senior electrical
technical officer at NCH, the programme is making a
genuine improvement to resident safety.