Ajax Systems has achieved membership of the Fire Industry Association (FIA) in the United Kingdom

Ajax Systems has achieved membership of the Fire Industry Association (FIA) in the United Kingdom

Ajax Systems has officially joined the Fire Industry Association (FIA). The FIA is the largest fire protection trade association in Europe, and its membership provides access to a wide network of industry professionals and resources that play a crucial role in improving fire safety standards. By joining the FIA, Ajax Systems develops credibility, visibility, and opportunities to collaborate with more than 1,000 industry members.

Ajax Systems is committed to investing in the UK fire safety market. As a leading global manufacturer, partnering with such a major contributor to the fire safety industry is essential. With over 200 working groups and extensive education initiatives benefiting 40,000 professionals, the FIA’s influence is indisputable.

Our partnership with the FIA is not just about mutual benefit; it signifies a shared commitment to enriching the fire safety community with cutting-edge technology and knowledge. Together, we are shaping a better industry that prioritizes safety and excellence.

Paul Pope

Global Head of Fire & Life Safety Business at Ajax Systems and board member at the FIA

Ajax Systems entered fire safety in 2016 with the release of the first Ajax fire detector, FireProtect, which was later evolved into a new model with an added CO sensor, FireProtect Plus. Over the years, the company gained valuable experience from the wide application of FireProtect detectors, which sparked the idea of revolutionizing the industry. Ajax Systems studied the industry players who do not risk changing their products for years. The company came to realize that professionals tend to work with outdated equipment while users receive fire protection with minimal features passing the standards requirements.

In 2022, after a year of devoted development, the FireProtect 2 series was introduced — next-gen fire detectors featuring innovative patented detection technologies, easy installation, minimal maintenance, and remote configuration and testing via Ajax apps. Today, the FireProtect 2 series is already available in 17 models with different sensor combinations and power supply options. The detectors are already certified according to various fire safety standards:

  • EN 14604:2005/AC:2008
  • EN 50291-1:2018
  • EN 54-5:2017+A1:2018
  • BS 5839-6 (Grade F1)
  • BS 5839-6 (Grade D1)
  • AS 3786:2014
  • UL 268
  • CAN/ULC-S529
  • UL 2075
  • CAN/ULC-S588

And more certifications are on the way:

  • BS 5446-2:2003 (in progress)
  • BSI Kitemark (in progress)

Ajax Systems entered the UK market at the end of 2018 and quickly gained recognition in the British professional security community. In 2023, the company won Security or Fire ESG Initiative Of The Year at the Security & Fire Excellence Awards, the most prestigious British award in the industry. In March 2024, Ajax Systems appointed Paul Pope as the new Global Head of the Fire & Life Safety Business.

About the FIA

The Fire Industry Association is a major European trade association focusing on fire safety. It represents over 1,000 companies in the UK alone and works collaboratively with its members and other industry representatives to develop and maintain the highest fire safety standards across all related industry sectors. One of the main functions of the FIA is to provide fire safety training and work closely with fire safety experts, fire authorities, and governments to shape requirements, standards, and legislation.

About Ajax Systems

Ajax Systems is an international technological company and Europe’s largest security system manufacturer. The company offers solutions for intrusion protection, video surveillance, fire detection, home automation, and water leak prevention.

The product portfolio includes 135 wireless and wired devices for security and automation. Today, Ajax protects over 2.5 million users in 187 countries worldwide. The global success of the company is attributed to its innovations and proprietary technologies such as Jeweller, Wings, and OS Malevich, the algorithms LISA, SmartDetect, HazeFlow, the JetSparrow technology, as well as 38 patents for inventions and designs.

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