Research suggests Brits are still unsure about smart homes

Research carried out by MoneySuperMarket has revealed that the nation has deep concerns about the impending smart home revolution, despite the likely cost savings. 76% of Brits have admitted to being ‘fearful’ of the smart homes concept, with unapproved data collection cited as the greatest worry. Other concerns include the technology being hacked by criminals (51%), being made unusable…

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ECS to embrace the 18th Edition

Plans are underway to incorporate the forthcoming 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations into the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to allow ECS cardholders to demonstrate their continuing professional development. The JIB National Board, which comprises representatives of the Electrical Contractors’ Association and Unite the Union, supported the move…

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Briefing note

MCP, a provider of industrial training offers an overview on the more significant amendments to the regulations due to be published on 1st July 2018. These major additions and amendments are likely to be included. 1. Protection against overvoltage and transient overvoltage. This means protection of installations of overvoltage from within as well as from external…

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Smith Brothers powers up the UK’s biggest battery

Power engineering specialist Smith Brothers has contributed its high voltage expertise to powering up the UK’s largest standalone battery storage site Acting as the Independent Connections Provider (ICP) for the 15MW Lockleaze Fast Frequency Response (FFR) facility in Bristol, the Elland-based firm was enlisted by contractor Metka-EGN to carry out the high voltage electrical connections…

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Brits fearful of smart home revolution

MoneySuperMarket reveals that the nation has deep concerns about the impending smart home revolution, despite the likely cost savings. 76% of Brits admitting to being ‘fearful’ of the smart homes concept, with unapproved data collection cited as the greatest worry. Other concerns include the technology being hacked by criminals (51%), being made unusable by a…

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CP Electronics claims first place in Little Britain Challenge Cup 2017

Lighting controls manufacturer CP Electronics has been crowned the winner of the Little Britain Challenge Cup (LBCC) 2017, beating off stiff competition from major construction industry names. Marking the 30th anniversary of the annual charity event, the largest of its kind in Europe, this year’s regatta brought together several hundred participants from across the construction…

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Markel to Acquire ECIC

Markel International, the specialist insurer, plans to acquire EC Insurance (ECIC), whose ultimate parent is the Electrical Contractors’ Association. ECIC provides a wide range of insurance products for contractors and affinity groups across the UK building services sector. Contracts for the sale have been signed, following approval by the Council, the ECA’s ultimate decision making…

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