Edition 108 August 2016

Londonís burning! Kentec supports a series of events to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London


2016 marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London which started in the bakery of Thomas Farriner on Pudding lane. The fire ripped through and destroyed the medieval city of London which was then inside the old Roman city walls. The death toll recorded was low however it is thought that poor and middle class deaths were not recorded and many remains were cremated due to the intense heat of the fire. Now 350 years on, a series of events across London are happening to mark the occasion.

In the 17th century there was a lack of fire safety regulation which meant that the Great Fire of London spread easily as buildings were made out of timber and were tightly packed together. Following the fire, buildings were made of brick and equipped with buckets to prevent further fires from happening and to protect the people of London. In the present day, practices such as fire alarms, fire extinguishers and of course fire alarm control panels are in place across many cities in order to prevent fires and protect the public.

Kentec, as life safety system specialists protecting many of the iconic landmarks in the city of London, are delighted to have the opportunity to support such an event to highlight that in this present day, despite the relevant systems in place, fire safety is paramount and our number one priority. Every city, town and village around the world should have active fire measures in place to prevent such a disaster like the Great Fire of London happening again.

There are many great events across the capital that you can attend throughout late August and Early September that are suitable for all of the family. Walking tours across the part of London where the fire spread with a great guide along the way, displays at St Pauls Cathedral and exhibitions at the Guildhall library that focus on the fire and life around the time of the 17th Century. From the 1st September there will be an excellent Fire Garden Display at the Tate Modern Gallery in London which offers free entry. If you are able then head to London to commemorate the occasion and be a supporter of a safer future for fire safety and life safety!

If you would like to find out more information about the London’s Burning event please head over to the website.

For more information on Kentec’s life saving products visit our website where you can also find contact details for your local Business Development Manager.



Essen is upon us!



Kentec, for the third time running, are exhibiting at the Security Essen show in Germany from Tuesday 27th-Friday 30th September 2016 and you will be able to find us in Hall 1 on stand A03. We are dusting off our FIREX Caps and are ready for the four day show in the German city. The popular international exhibition showcases the latest developments in the fire & security industry and attracts visitors from all around the world.

A lot can happen in two years, which is why it is a must that you visit the Kentec stand to find out about all of our latest developments, how these can help your business and what is coming for the future. Kentec will be showcasing the market leading Syncro, Sigma and Elite ranges of EN & UL listed products which are designed for the widest and most demanding range of applications. Our newly released Syncro XT+ addressable extinguishing panel will be on show and will be available for live demonstration by our staff.

Our all new Taktis range featuring the Taktis Fire, Taktis Voice and Taktis Vision systems will also be available for demonstration. The demonstrations will give our visitors the opportunity to witness the innovative Taktis design live.

If you are visiting the Essen show, then do stop by to come and say hello. It would be great to see all of our visitors, some we maybe haven’t seen for two years since the last Essen show. Exhibitions are a great way to build on existing relationships as well as making new ones and attracting visitors who would like to find out why Kentec are the leading fire alarm control panel manufacturer in the UK.

For more information on Kentec’s products please visit our website, or contact your local Business Development Manager who will be happy to help you.

If you would like to register to visit the Essen show then please follow this link.

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