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Electronics Giant Chooses Hochiki Protection

Electronics Giant Chooses Hochiki Protection

Commenting on his company’s decision to select Hochiki, General Manager, Edward Schurch says: We demand the highest quality fire detection and found that Hochiki has technical expertise that makes it one of the leaders in the UK.” He continues: “As an innovative, high technology company, we were impressed by Hochiki’s commitment to deliver consistently high quality products, and its record of investment in research, development and testing.”

He continues: “Careful examination showed us that Hochiki’s detection solutions are among the most advanced on the market. For example, exceptionally secure signalling is ensured thanks to the incorporation of full digital transmission. They also have error checking to safeguard the integrity of the data and ensure reliably correct communication, and high immunity from electrical noise, so there are no false alarms due to data corruption.”

The smoke and heat sensors supplied for the Toshiba contract were from Hochiki’s ESP or Enhanced System Protocol analogue addressable, open-protocol range of detection products. These incorporate a suite of false alarm management tools called ARM – which stands for Alarm Reduction Management – that includes Drift Compensation that, when activated by the control panel, automatically recalibrates the Hochiki sensors every 24 hours to further boost the immunity to false alarms throughout the building. The Hochiki smoke sensors feature the company’s unique Flat Response high performance chamber technology that is built into all Hochiki optical sensors.

Hochiki Europe (UK) is headquartered in Gillingham, Kent, and has been active in the fire safety market since 1993. It is a subsidiary of the Tokyo-based Hochiki Corporation that this year celebrates 90 years in the fire safety business. The company installed Japan’s first public fire alarm in 1920 and developed the world’s first addressable manual call point. Today, it is an international business that manufactures more than five million detectors every year, and has the largest fire test laboratory in the world.

Further information is available by telephone on +44 (0)1634 260136, or via email at The company’s website is at

Maintaining your machinery

If your machinery isn’t maintained or checked, it may malfunction. If a malfunction occurs, the equipment may go awry, the equipment may overheat and subsequently cause a fire. Along with your machinery, your fire alarm systems and protection should regularly be maintained and checked, so as to ensure it will still adequately function in the case of a fire outbreak. So make sure your fire alarm system is regularly serviced and maintained!

Manufacturing Fire Safety Emergency Procedures

Fire drills where loud machinery and equipment are being operated, are often difficult to carry out. You will need the right alarm system that can be heard over these. However, drills must be carried at least once a year. All full time and temporary members of staff should be aware of the full evacuation process. If your staff are more experienced in fire procedures, the smoother the evacuation process! Additionally, staff need to understand how to use the fire protection equipment available. To get your staff confident with the use of the fire protection equipment, get them fire warden trained!

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Published August 2018