Do I need to do a Fire Risk Assessment?


Fire is one of the most serious threats to life safety and property, due to its speed and destructive force. Within minutes, fire can engulf a room and leave a building in a state beyond repair. Most businesses do not recover from a major fire, due to the delay in getting the operations back up...


What is the P50 Fire Extinguisher?


Introducing the P50 Fire extinguisher: the biggest innovation in portable fire fighting equipment this decade Diamond Systems is thrilled to announce the introduction of the P50 fire extinguisher to the Northern Ireland market. Designed and manufactured in Great Britain from concept through to product, the P50 composite fire extinguisher is the biggest innovation in portable...


What are the proposed changes to BS 5839-1?


BSI are inviting comment on the draft of BS 5839-1, the Code of Practice for the Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems for non-domestic premises. Proposed Changes within BS5839-1 In the light of a number of fatal fires, the following variations are to be considered unacceptable: the absence of...


Igniting Opportunities For Fire Alarm Apprentices


National Apprenticeship Week is an annual celebration dedicated to recognizing the vital role that apprenticeships play in shaping our workforce and promoting economic growth. This week-long event highlights the success stories of apprentices, employers, and training providers while inspiring others to embrace apprenticeships as a pathway to personal and professional growth....


Alarming Statistics on Fire False Alarms in Northern Ireland


Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has revealed alarming new statistics on the rate of  fire false alarms in Northern Ireland, which it has branded as “unsustainable”. Announcing the launch of a new False Alarm Policy which comes into effect in February 2024, NIFRS revealed today that 98.7% of automatic fire alarms in Northern Ireland...


BS5839-8:2023 – Updated Voice Alarm Standard comes into effect


A Voice Alarm System, also known as a Voice Evacuation System, is an essential accompaniment to a fire alarm system in buildings containing a large number of occupants. Typical applications include hotels, office blocks, entertainment venues, arenas, universities, shopping centres and airports. The primary purpose of a voice alarm system is to assist in the...


Fire Detection and Alarm Systems- Responsibilities in the Workplace


Do I need to have a fire detection and alarm system installed in my premises? In most non-domestic premises, a fire alarm system will be required. The regulations state that all business premises must have a fire detection and warning system. The complexity of the system will vary depending on the building layout, occupants, and...


How will the PSTN Switch-off affect my Alarm System?


What is PSTN? PSTN stands for Public Switch Telephone Network, and is the traditional copper wire, circuit-switched telephone network. What is the PSTN Switch-off? The PSTN switch-off is the process of migrating these old analogue phone lines to an all-IP network. It is currently happening across the United Kingdom, and will be fully complete by...


BS7273-4:2015 Electronically Controlled Escape Doors – What You Need to Know


In the event of an emergency, the last thing anyone wants is to be trapped in a building, by an escape door that fails to open. Many fire escape doors now incorporate electronic access control systems, which can malfunction in the event of a fire, or power failure. Building owners must ensure that there is...


Diamond Supports Conference Targeting Retail Crime


Crime in retail stores is an ongoing and increasing concern across the United Kingdom. Retail crime is not only a burden on businesses but can also have a detrimental effect on staff. Retailers Against Crime (RAC) is a not for profit retail crime partnership, committed to detecting and preventing crime, including acts of violence, by...


Securing Your Premises Sustainably


Sustainability is, more than likely, a key item on your agenda if you are fortunate to work for a responsible business. But have you thought about how your premises fire and security systems can actually help move you closer to your sustainability goals? Our Joint Managing Director, Angela Bennett, explains how Diamond Systems have implemented...


Fire Detection Design Conference, Belfast


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...


Family Business Legacy Award for Diamond


The Diamond team attended the inaugural Business Eye Northern Ireland Family Business Awards, in the Culloden Hotel on 19 May, 2002. Diamond Systems was shortlisted in three categories: Fastest Growing Family Business Family Business Legacy Award Overall Family Business of the Year We were delighted to be presented with the Family Business Legacy Award, an...


Celebrating #IWD2022 at Diamond


International Women’s Day (8th March) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The theme this year is “Break the Bias”, as the day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. To celebrate #IWD2022, some of the females on the team at Diamond Systems told us...


Diamond Director Awarded Fire Detection Design Qualification


Diamond Systems Joint Managing Director, Steve Snoddon, has been successfully awarded the UK’s leading Fire Detection Design qualification. Steve has worked in the fire and security industry for over 25 years, starting out in the family business as an apprentice engineer and working his way up through all areas of the company.  Steve is the...


Q&A: Senior Project Engineer Robert Reid


“Diamond has a great vision for the future and it is one I would like to be a part of“. Robert joined the company in January 2021, and is one of our Senior Project Engineers. Robert specialises in access control and CCTV, and has a few hidden talents, which he tells us about below. Name:...


Diamond Director honoured at UK Women in Security Awards


Diamond Systems’ Joint Managing Director, Angela Bennett was recently named as the UK Business Manager of the Year at the Women in Security awards, held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. Professional Security Magazine presented the Women in Security Awards 2020, which was broadcast live on You Tube on February 10th. This year there was a...


5 Questions you need to ask your Alarm Maintainer


Fire and security systems are there to protect lives and assets, but all too often, maintenance of these systems is substandard, putting you and your business at risk. If you are responsible for non-domestic premises, you will have engaged with an alarm maintenance provider. They will inspect your system at regular intervals, you will pay...


Q&A: Aaron McMurray – Alarm Apprentice


This National Apprenticeship Week, we caught up with Aaron McMurray, 2nd year apprentice with Diamond Systems, to ask him how he feels about his training so far, and the challenges presented by COVID-19. Name: Aaron McMurray Position: Apprentice Engineer How long have you been in your role? I first started with Diamond Systems in August 2019....


Fire Safety for Businesses and the impact of COVID-19


As a business owner, it is important to be aware that COVID 19 does not detract from your responsibilities for fire safety in the workplace. The stark reality is that the immediate risk to life from a fire greatly exceeds the risk from COVID-19. Here are 5 simple fire safety tips to help you plan...


Back to School for Diamond Directors


The owners of Diamond Systems have collectively embarked upon a range of technical and business qualifications over the last 12 months. Due to the pandemic, much of the learning has taken place via online platforms, but this hasn’t deterred this ambitious team of family members. Company founder, Tom Snoddon, has over 40 years’ experience in...


Temperature Screening Thermal Solution from Diamond


Diamond Systems are pleased to introduce the Temperature Screening Thermal Solution, that will help premises managers, health and safety representatives, and employers manage risk amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Diamond’s Temperature Screening Thermal Solution uses CCTV analytics to detect the temperature of people within an indoor space.  A high temperature is a common...


Business Continuity Planning: Time to Review Your Premises Security Systems


It is likely that businesses across the country are currently reviewing and updating Business Continuity Plans, in light of the developing COVID-19 situation. You may be making preparations for a temporary period of closure of your business premises. It could be this is still a number of weeks away, but now is the time for...


Technical Focus: Visual Alarm Devices (VADS)


This month in our Technical Focus, Steve Snoddon, Joint MD of Diamond discusses Visual Alarm Devices (VADs) and their appropriate use within  Fire Detection and Alarm Systems. Q: Can you tell us what VADs are and why they are necessary? A: A fire detection and alarm system that is well installed, used and maintained can provide...


Technical Focus – Manual Call Points


This month in our Technical Focus, Steve Snoddon, Joint MD of Diamond discusses Manual Call Points, which are one element of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems. Q: What are Manual Call Points? A: Manual Call Points are devices for the manual initiation of an alarm. They are used to allow building occupants to signal that a...


Diamond certified by CIBSE for CPD accredited training


We are delighted to announce that we have been accredited by The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) to deliver Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training covering a variety of aspects relating to the design of security and life safety systems. The training is for anyone involved in the design of security and life safety systems,...


Diamond Pledges Support to Mates in Mind Charity


Diamond Systems reaffirmed their commitment to all aspects of staff welfare by registering with the Mates in Mind charity. Mates in Mind is a UK charity raising awareness and addressing the stigma of poor mental health, by promoting positive mental wellbeing across workplaces. The charity helps to make sense of available options and support employers...


Q&A – Ryan Wilkinson


Name: Ryan Wilkinson Position: Apprentice Engineer How long have you been in your role? In September 2018, I started my City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Knowledge of Electronic Security & Emergency Systems apprenticeship. In my first year I spent 3 days at work with Diamond Systems and 2 days at Belfast Met. I am in...


Which Fire Alarm Category is Most Appropriate?


Prior to designing a fire detection and alarm system, it is necessary to consider the objectives of the system. Is the system designed to protect lives? Protect property? Or, both? These design considerations are important when defining the “Category” of Fire detection and Alarm System which is most appropriate for the premises type.  It is...


Technical Focus: Fire Alarm Zone Plans


This month in our Technical Focus, Steve Snoddon, Joint MD of Diamond explains a crucial element of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems – Fire Alarm Zone Plans. Q: What is a Fire Alarm Zone Plan? A: It’s a diagrammatic representation of a building, showing the division of the building into detection zones. It also shows...


Charity Dinner raises £12,000 for Cancer Fund for Children


Angela Bennett, our Joint Managing Director, recently helped organise a charity dinner in conjunction with ReformNet, in aid of local charity – Cancer Fund for Children. ReformNet is a Belfast based business networking group which Angela has been a member of for several years. Its inaugural Gala Ball, held in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast, had over...


Technical Focus: Is your CCTV system compliant with GDPR?


Technical Focus: Is your CCTV system compliant with GDPR? This month our technical focus is on the impact of GDPR on CCTV systems, since the implementation date of 25th May 2018. The GDPR sets out how organisations can handle personal data; what principles they must abide by when processing personal data; and the technical and...


Technical Focus: Emergency Lighting Systems


This month, our Technical Focus is on Life Safety, and in particular – Emergency Lighting Systems. Joint Managing Director of Diamond, Steve Snoddon, explains when Emergency Lighting Systems are needed and what role they play in Life Safety. What is Emergency Lighting and why is it needed? Emergency Lighting is installed to provide illumination when...


Double success at IoD Director of the Year Awards for Diamond Joint MD


Angela Bennett, Joint Managing Director of Diamond, was recently honoured by picking up two IoD Director of the Year awards in Belfast. Angela was awarded Director of the Year in both the Family Business and SME categories, at the prestigious awards ceremony in The Merchant Hotel earlier this month. Speaking at the awards ceremony, Gordon...


Professional, affordable CCTV Solutions


Diamond are delighted to promote the Axis Companion range, which offers professional CCTV solutions at an affordable price. Features of the Companion range include: Professional solution with affordable cameras, recorders, software and accessories that leverage Axis quality User friendly software and system components that meet the requirements of small business Secure access...


Business Ladies into Golf At Dunmurry Golf Club


The recent Business Ladies into Golf programme at Dunmurry Golf Club was a huge success. Diamond’s Joint Managing Director, Angela Bennett, tells us a bit about the programme, and how business and golf can come together with great results. Q: What was the programme all about? Angela: Last year I decided I wanted to learn...


Fire Safety Programmes – Does your business have one?


This month we invited Willis Employment Services Limited, part of Willis Insurance and Risk Management, to write a Guest Blog for us on the subject of Fire Safety Programmes. Leanne Cahill of Willis, outlines the importance from a risk management perspective, of having an adequate Fire Safety Programme within a business. Q: Leanne, what are...


Employee Q&A – Connor White


Name: Connor White Position: Apprentice Engineer How long have you been in your role? I am studying City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Knowledge of Electronic Security and Emergency Systems under the Apprenticeships NI scheme, in Belfast Metropolitan College. I started this course in September 2018, and from then I have been going to work at...


Is it time to upgrade your Fire Detection and Alarm System?


Fire detection and alarm systems, like any form of technology, don’t last forever.  When your fire alarm system exceeds ten years old, it may be time to consider upgrading. Why Ten Years? The lifetime of the optical parts inside a smoke detector is defined as the time expected for it to drop to below 70%...


Diamond are a ‘cut above’ in being shortlisted for top International Awards


Our £500,000 state-of-the-art CCTV system installed at the Odyssey complex – one of the most innovative in Europe – has earned us international recognition at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards held in London on 21st November 2018. The system was shortlisted based on the innovation utilised to meet the precise client’s operational requirements, in...


Employee Q&A – Kyle Adams


Name: Kyle Adams Position: Project Engineer How long have you been in your role? I joined Diamond in 2008 when I left school, on the Apprenticeships NI Programme. During my 3 year training contract I attended Belfast Met for part of the week and completed NVQ Levels 2 & 3 in Security Alarms. Describe a...


Diamond partner with Dunmurry Golf Club to launch Business Ladies Networking Group


Dunmurry Golf Club hosted a launch event today for a new business networking group created by Diamond Joint Managing Director, Angela Bennett. The group is open to female business owners and senior executives who have an interest in learning to play golf. Dunmurry Golf Club will host the group lessons between January and March 2019,...


Employee Q&A – Zara Philpott


Name: Zara Philpott Position: Office Administrator How long have you been in your role? I joined Diamond in the summer of 2018, but have been doing administrative duties for around 10 years. Describe a typical day? Everyday will vary, so it goes in a flash – one minute it’s 8.30am the next its 5.00pm! It...


How can I eliminate False Fire Alarms?


Advanced Signal Analysis, or “ASA” Technology in a nutshell eliminates false fire alarms. In this blog post we have a look at how this is achieved and what benefits this unique technology offers to a variety of application areas. ASA detectors form part of the range of products within the Siemens Cerberus Pro fire detection...


Intelligent Procurement of CCTV Systems


As a Procurement Manager, Designer or System Specifier, you will be faced with a wide array of options nowadays when selecting an IP based CCTV system. And let’s face it, no one wants to be the one to make the bad decision that ends up costing you or your client more in the long run!...


Eliminating False Fire Alarms


False alarms are generally an unwelcome occurrence, causing disruption to business, a drain on government resources, and a tangible cost to all parties involved: the company, the public and  the fire and rescue service. Another major concern is loss of production due to evacuation, risk of fines/prosecution and loss of confidence in the alarm equipment....


Are you aware of the changes to BS7273-4?


BS7273-4 is the Code of Practice for the operation of fire protection measures – Part 4: Actuation of Release Mechanisms for Doors. Essentially this code of practice provides recommendations for the interfacing of fire door mechanisms with the fire detection and alarm system, to ensure that in the event of a fire: Automatic fire doors...


Fire safety for Business and Premises Owners


If you are a business owner, or the owner of non-domestic premises in Northern Ireland, you should be aware of the changes to the fire safety regulations which came into effect in November 2010. But just in case you need it, here’s a quick recap of the changes and what you need to know. What...


The death of heat detectors? 


Heat detectors are widely used in environments in which deceptive phenomena such as cooking fumes, dry ice, or dust cause smoke detectors to false alarm. The Fire Industry Association (FIA) recommend that a heat detector should only be used if no other technology is deemed suitable for the risk. With recent advances in fire detection...


Diamond Systems Team Up with Belfast Giants for 5th Successive Season


Diamond Systems are delighted to sponsor local Ice Hockey team, the Belfast Giants, for a fifth successive season. The 2017/18 season sees the Diamond Systems logo displayed proudly at The SSE Arena both on the ice, as well as rinkside. Diamond Systems are the headline sponsor of the Cheerleaders, the official sponsor of fan favourite...


Intelligent Fire Alarms on show at Hospitality Exchange 2017


Diamond Systems recently exhibited their intelligent fire alarm solutions at Hospitality Exchange, the conference of the Northern Ireland Hotel Federation (NIHF), in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Always at the forefront of technology, Diamond Systems demonstrated how using innovative fire alarm solutions from global market leader Siemens, they can deliver a financially backed...


What is the Real Cost of False Fire Alarms?


False alarms are all too common, and nowadays are generally accepted as an unavoidable by-product of having a fire detection and alarm system installed. The latest figures from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) show that there were over 10,000 mobilised responses to false alarms in twelve months, that’s on average 28 per...


SMART Security Solutions for Retail


CCTV Solutions for SMART Retail Diamond Systems recently exhibited their value added security solutions at SMART Retail.  Using CCTV and Analytics from global leader Axis Communications, the Diamond Systems team demonstrated how security systems can be used to add value to retailers. SMART Retail is the first of its kind full day conference in Belfast. ...


Tee-rific Golf Day at Dunmurry


On Wednesday 2nd August, we held our Annual Golf Day at Dunmurry Golf Club. The weather may not have been on our side, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of all who attended. Congratulations to Daniel Daly of Daly’s Garage for winning first prize on the day. Other prize winners included Mark Brooks, Belfast Giants,...


Diamond appointed as Nedap AEOS Channel Partner


Diamond Systems were recently appointed as a Nedap AEOS Channel Partner, further enhancing our electronic access control offering. With headquarters in the Netherlands, Nedap are a market leader in integrated security management.  Nedap develop and produce future proof, open protocol, access control solutions which carry a guarantee of no end of life. The Nedap access...


BS5839-1:2017 – Standards Update


  BS5839-1 provides recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems. BSI has revised BS 5839-1:2017, the Code of Practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic dwellings.  The revision was published on 31 August 2017 and supersedes BS 5839-1:2013...


Diamond Promoted to Gold Partner with Axis Communications


Diamond Systems were recently promoted to Gold Partner status with Axis Communications, a global leader in network video surveillance. Gold Partner status was awarded by Axis in recognition of Diamond Systems’ continued commitment to the Axis Communications brand; the successful delivery of recent network video solutions by the Diamond team; and the investment in the...


Does your fire alarm cry wolf?


False alarms from fire systems are a huge problem. The impact of false alarms varies between sectors, but common themes are: Downtime (e.g. manufacturing) Disturbance and disruption (e.g. healthcare) Damage to reputation (e.g. hospitality sector) But arguably the greatest threat posed by repeated false alarms is that over time they undermine the integrity of the...


Diamond Systems’ False Alarm Free Technology Selected for the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service


We were recently awarded the contract to install, commission, and maintain all of the electronic life safety and security systems within the new Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Logistics Support Centre, currently under construction in Belfast.  The requirements include IP video surveillance, biometric access control, gas extinguishing, intruder and fire detection...


CPD Training Event at Diamond House


We recently hosted a series of fire alarm related CPD training sessions at our HQ in Heron Road, Belfast.   The accredited CPD training was delivered by our principal fire alarm partner, Siemens Building Technologies, and covered important aspects of fire alarm legislation and codes of practice. We welcomed over 30 delegates across the two...


Value Added Security Solutions for the Hospitality Sector


  The team from Diamond Systems exhibited at the recent Hospitality Exchange event in Ramada Plaza, Belfast, showcasing one of our latest products – CCTV Analytics software from leading global manufacturer, Axis Communications. The software was certainly a talking point for all the visitors to the stand, including the Northern Ireland Hotel Federation President, Mr...


Happy Retirement to Roger Corbett


If you have phoned Diamond Systems any time since 2009, you will no doubt have had the pleasure of speaking with Mr Roger Corbett. Roger has been a core member of the Diamond Team over the past seven years, and has been the first point of contact for customers telephoning the Belfast office. His calm,...


Ten Top Tips to Prevent False Alarms


If you have a home alarm system, or if you are a business premises key holder, you will no doubt have experienced the inconvenience caused by a false alarm. For business owners this can delay the start of the working day as you are involved in contacting your alarm company and perhaps even dealing with...


Diamond Systems Shortlisted for Best Family Business


The team at Diamond Systems were thrilled to be finalists in the recent Belfast Business Awards, held at the City Hall in May. Diamond were shortlisted in the category “Best Family Business”, which recognised dynamic family owned businesses based in Belfast, which had demonstrated growth in recent...


Milestone for Diamond Systems


Diamond Systems recently attained Gold Partner status with global industry leader in video management software, Milestone. Managing Director of Diamond Systems, Steve Snoddon commented, “We are delighted to be Northern Ireland’s sole Milestone Gold Partner. The Milestone solution is a powerful, user friendly Video Management Software, or VMS. It caters for the full range...


Starting the New Year as we mean to go on – eliminating false fire alarms!


Cerberus Pro by Siemens was recommended by Diamond Systems as the most appropriate system to solve the problem of false fire alarms at a local leisure centre where steam and aerosol emissions in changing rooms were causing unnecessary evacuations of the busy centre.  Traditional smoke detectors often trigger false fire alarms in the presence of...


Diamond Systems launch home control security solutions for the mobile generation


We recently launched our new Home Control Plus package for the Northern Ireland home security market. Using the very latest technology, the Diamond Home Control Plus package not only protects your home, but integrates with your lifestyle and provides you with complete control of your home security, from anywhere in the...




  False alarms are an unwelcome occurrence, causing disruption to businesses, a drain on government resources and ultimately a tangible cost to everyone involved. Last year (2013/2014) the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service recorded 7835 false alarms due to fire alarm equipment. Given that 98% of those calls were mobilized and the estimated cost...


Diamond Systems Golf Day a Soaring Success


On July 29th, over 200 people passed through the course at Dunmurry Golf club as part of the Annual Open Week ( 26th July – 2nd Aug), which is in part sponsored by Diamond Systems. Each year the Diamond Systems team attends along with a number of guests to try their luck on the 18-hole...


Diamond Offices get a Fresh, New Look


We’re excited to share the finished product of the recent refurbishment to the downstairs offices at Diamond HQ. Working alongside Whitespace Design Consultancy, the space was re-designed to optimise functionality, while giving the area a fresh, modern look which unified it with the rest of...


Diamond Engineer sets sail across the North Sea


Tall ship festival At Diamond we are very lucky to have an extremely talented team of engineers but it is rare that we have the opportunity to say that one of them is crossing the North Sea in a spectacular tall ship as part of Europe’s largest free family festival. The Lord Nelson...


Let’s Go Giants!


As our favourite home-town hockey team gets ready for the 2015/2016 Season, Diamond Systems are delighted to announce we will once again be sponsoring The Stena Line Belfast Giants for the third consecutive year. However, this year we have some additional exciting news to share as Diamond Systems will be the title sponsors for the...


Diamond Visit FIREX & IFSEC in London


Each year, IFSEC & FIREX bring together crowds of fire and security experts from across the globe. These established trade shows have gained reputation as two of the most prestigious of the industry in the world seeing an increasing number of exhibitors and visitors each year. The 3-day event was held in London at ExCeL...


Proudly Sponsoring Wallace Prep


Diamond Systems are very excited to be sponsors of the brand new football kit for The Preparatory Department of The Wallace High School, Lisburn. New kits were also issued for the netball, rugby, hockey and cross-country teams with a number of other local sponsors involved. Diamond Systems have close ties to Wallace High School as...


New Fire Safety Law Guidance from the FIA


When it comes to fire safety the law is crucial and failure to comply could have fatal consequences. However, changes to rules and regulations can often leave people confused or unsure of their responsibilities. Where does the legislation apply? Who is responsible? What do I have to do to be compliant? The new fire safety...


The Value of NSI Accreditation & Why it’s Important for You


In 2004 Diamond Systems were the 1st Independent Company in Northern Ireland to receive NSI Gold accreditation for both fire and security. The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is recognized as the leading certification body for the fire and security industry throughout the UK. Working closely with UK Government bodies, the Security Industry Authority and the United...


Diamond Systems – Belfast Telegraph's SME in Focus


On June 2, Diamond Systems were featured in The Belfast Telegraph – Business Telegraph as the SME in Focus. Celebrating 28 years in business, the whole Diamond Team are very pleased with how far the company has come since it all began in 1987. Financial Director, Angela, sat down with Margaret Canning from The Belfast...


Spring CPD Training – Network Video with Axis Communications


On May 28th we held a half-day CPD training event alongside partners, Axis Communications. It consisted of three mini-sessions, giving attendees the opportunity to learn more about the Benefits of Network Video; Image Usability and Optimizing Bit Rate. We are very grateful to Steve Kenny and Wayne Davis who travelled over from Axis in England...


Deaf Awareness Week 2015


  Alarm bells are ringing and people are hurriedly shuffling out of the building, but you don’t hear it. This is the experience of a standard fire alarm activation for approximately 1 in 6 people (10 million) throughout the UK who have some degree of hearing impairment or deafness. And with numbers expected to rise...


Sponsored Send-Off for Belfast Giants


  Friday night was the Belfast Giants last home game of the season at the Odyssey Arena. It was also the first night of the season playoffs and Diamond Systems were lucky to be the game night sponsors. Our Managing Director, Steve Snoddon, did the celebratory puck drop to signal the start of the game...


Recycling done Right!


At Diamond Systems we take sustainability very seriously. It’s one of our core values and we are continually looking for new ways to become more environmentally friendly in our everyday work practices. In addition to our recent NVIR-O-CERT accreditation, we have recently joined up with Assisi Animal Sanctuary to donate all our shredded paper for...


Fire Safety Conference NI


Last Thursday and Friday, February 19th & 20th, we had the pleasure of attending and exhibiting at the 20th Annual Fire Safety Conference. It was held at the Killyhevlin Hotel and Health Club in Enniskillen and was attended by delegates from a range of backgrounds including Fire...


Diamond Apprenticeships Programme 2015


Apprenticeships Programme Re-Launch After a very successful re-launch of our Apprenticeships Programme last year we have decided to continue it again in 2015. We recently attended the Year 12 Careers Convention as part of the West Belfast Business Education Partnership to begin our search...


Diamond receives NVIR-O-CERT


We are excited to announce that Diamond Systems are now the only the specialist fire and security company in Northern Ireland to receive NVIR-O-CERT accreditation. After an intensive audit the Construction Employers Federation presented the award in recognition of our commitment to continual improvement of practices and procedures...


Proudly Purple in support of Pancreatic Cancer


Today marks the 1st ever World Pancreatic Cancer Day and to show our support the entire Diamond Systems team went purple. We even got Norman, our CCTV test mannequin to join in! Pancreatic cancer has one of the lowest survival rates of any cancer; a little known fact and something that has barely changed in...


Giant Welcome Back to our Partners, The Belfast Giants


Supporting the Belfast Giants For the second year running, Diamond Systems have partnered up with the Belfast Giants! Heading into the 2014/2015 season we’ll be supporting them as they work their way towards the playoffs. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming contests...


Fond Farewell to Diamond's Founder


It is a bitter sweet day at Diamond HQ as we say a fond farewell to the man who started it all, Tom Snoddon, as he starts out on his retirement. After 26 years service it is clear that he has brought the company a long way since it all began in 1987. He desired...


Siemens Partnership Announced


Diamond Systems is now a Siemens solution partner We are very excited to announce that we are now a Siemens Solution Partner, making us the first partner in Northern Ireland. As a Siemens Solution Partner we now benefit from the expertise of working alongside this worldwide manufacturer and global innovator. As well as this, the...


Diamond receives Investors in People Award


  On March, 31 the Diamond Systems team celebrated achieving the prestigious Investors in People (IiP) accreditation. We were one of 33 local businesses praised by the Department for Employment and Learning for preparing for the upturn by continuing to improve and invest in their people. Steve Snoddon and Tom Snoddon from Diamond Systems are pictured above with...


Diamond awarded Honeywell Elite Status


  Diamond systems recognised as HONEYWELL SECURITY ELITE SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR. The Honeywell Integrated Security Integrator Service Certification (ISC) programme is setting a new standard in the security industry. The programme assures a consistently high level of integrator support and service to our end users. It also recognises and rewards integrators’ substantial...


Diamond partners with CentraLine


Diamond Electronic Systems Ltd is delighted to announce that we have been selected as a CentraLine PARTNER CentraLine is the name of the Honeywell PARTNER Network throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. CentraLine is also one of the fastest growing brands in the Building Automation industry. Established in 2004 by Honeywell as an independent...