The Different Types of Fire Sensors

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These fire sensors can greatly differ in how they work in where they can be installed.

Here we want to look at the most common types of fires sensors and explain some of the differences.

Smoke detectors

Smoke detectors are the most common types of fires sensors. They are widely used in commercial and residential buildings where they can provide reliable fire detection. How do smoke detectors work? Smoke detectors make use of a light sensor. In case of smoke, where the air will be containing smoke particles, the increased reflectivity of the smoke in the air will trigger the sensor. These systems are affordable, and they are rather simple to install and maintain. The big downside of these systems is that they can only work reliably in the indoors, in confined spaces.

Fire cameras

Fire cameras are the latest innovation in fire detection technology. They work very differently as compared to smoke detectors. Essentially, fire cameras are CCTV video cameras with integrated digital image analysing software. This way, a fire camera can detect a fire by analysing a video feed, rather than needing to rely on smoke or heat. This makes these types of fires sensors a lot more versatile in how they can be used.

One of the biggest advantages of a digital fire sensor including modern digital fire cameras is that they can operate remotely. They can monitor locations for fires from several hundreds of metres away. This makes them also suitable for the outdoors and other such locations where smoke detectors cannot work reliably.

While in the past, certain locations for example forests required visual observation by people to detect fires, these new systems now can work faster and even more reliable.

This new generation of fire sensors is greatly increasing the fire safety in places where fire detection had been a major challenge only several years ago.

Women More Likely to Go to University

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According to recently released numbers, women in the UK are more likely to attend university as compared to men. This is the widest reported gender gap in the UK.

This past autumn a record number of 532,300 students began courses in British universities according to the UCAS admissions service.

On the other hand, UK wide variations of  university attendance depending on regional factors.

For instance, young people in the capital or 40% more likely to go to university as compared to those in other parts of England.

The chief of the UCA, Mary Curnuck Cook said that poor white males in the United Kingdom should now be a focus of outreach efforts.

Their newly released numbers from UCA show a complete picture of university applications for those starting courses in autumn of this year. Compared to the previous year this is a 3% increase.

Secret Singers now also on British Cruise Liners

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The Secret Singers, the popular surprise singers from London UK, are now also found on several cruise ships in the United Kingdom. This is good news for travelers since they can now enjoy world-class musical entertainment during their holidays.

On various cruises, The Secret Singers will be there providing entertainment, including their famous singing waiters routine and other shows where they incorporate the audience for nights filled with dance, top hits and classics.

For all fans of The Singing Waiters London, these cruises are an opportunity to meet the Singing Waiters even in those off-times of the year that don’t see as many weddings as in the summer months.

Spanish Air Traffic Controllers Threaten With Strike

This Monday will see the start of a series of strikes by Spanish air traffic controllers.

For many Britons and other holidaymakers, the strikes will likely lead to chaos and considerable delays.

Tourist organisations are booking emergency hotel rooms expecting that many travellers may be left stranded.

This is the first strike by Spanish air travel controllers in 26 years. The strikes will each last two hours with the first one starting this Monday morning from 10 AM until noon. More strikes are planned for the coming days.

The strike will likely affect many British tourists that are enjoying an early summer holiday. The popular holiday island of Majorca alone sees hundred thousand passengers a day.