Over the past twelve months, there has been a noticeable increase in demand for Testifire, the all in one functional test tool.
For a long time within the industry, false alarms have been an issue costing an estimated £1 billion per year in the UK alone.
In a recent post on their blog, Detector Testers looked at the rise in popularity of multi-sensor detectors alongside a twitter poll which supported this theory. 73% of respondents claimed they tested the same or more multi-sensor detectors than they were two years ago.
The rise in popularity of multi-sensor detectors has now also been acknowledged within the latest update to BS:5839-1. The update in 2017 now makes particular reference to multi-sensor detectors and offers specific guidance on how these devices should be functionally tested.
Testifire remains the easiest and most effective method of functional testing multi-sensor detectors as well as helping to reduce false alarms.
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