On Friday 25th November 2022, Diamond Systems held a Fire Detection Design Conference in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast, in conjunction with our fire alarm partner, Siemens. This was an opportunity to bring together a range of stakeholders from across the fire sector, to hear from some of the UK’s Leading Experts in Fire Detection and Alarm Systems.
Diamond Systems’ Joint Managing Director, Angela Bennett opened the conference, with a welcome address that included the “premiere” of a short video, marking the company’s 35 year anniversary in business in 2022. You can watch the video here.
Will Lloyd, Technical Manager of the Fire Industry Association (FIA) was the first to present, and delivered an excellent summary of the common fire alarm design pitfalls, which was highly informative and useful to the many designers who were in attendance.
Rob Yates, Head of Fire Products Siemens UK and Ireland, presented next, and shared some of the latest digitalisation innovations from Siemens in relation to fire alarm connectivity, information and automation. A “fire alarm in your pocket” is now possible thanks to cloud connectivity and app technology, giving fire alarm users huge benefits and greater transparency on testing carried out.
Colin Todd MBE, Managing Director of CS Todd & Associates Ltd was the keynote speaker and delivered an impactful presentation on BS5839-1 – When Things Go Wrong. Real life examples reinforced the need for adequately designed, installed, commissioned and maintained fire alarm systems, which play an essential role in life safety.
We are grateful to all those who supported the conference and we look forward to hosting similar future events.