The role of emergency lighting is to allow a safe evacuation of the building to be made when the mains supply fails. This is achieved by the use of special luminaries or lamps and batteries. Emergency lighting must also enable the building to meet fire safety legislation in a way that is visually acceptable and satisfy the users needs for operation and maintenance. This Bite Size course will give you an understanding of emergency lighting from a technical standpoint. Read More

All companies in the UK must comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This Order was made, under the Regulatory Reform Act 2001 to replace most fire safety legislation with one basic order.  It means that any person who has some level of control in a given premises must take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and also make sure people can safely escape if there is a fire. Read More

Automatic Number Plate Recognition or ANPR is a specialised CCTV system that can read the number plate of a moving vehicle using optical character recognition (OCR) software. The systems are deployed by police authorities to catch vehicles being driven illegally, too fast or without the correct documentation or even if the registered owner is banned from driving. Private owners use ANPR to track unwanted visitors, open barriers to known vehicles or track the arrival and departure of vehicles. This list of applications is as long as the user's imagination. Read More

Lets' start with a really simple problem.You want to send an email from your desktop, laptop, smart phone or tablet, to, say, sales@tavcom.com. You open your mail client, as it's called, whether that is Outlook, Lotus Notes, Thunderbird, Google or whatever it is, type your email out, put the address in the address bar, and click ‘send'.As far as you are concerned, that email is now winging its way through the Internet to its destination. In fact, initially, it hasn't even left your computer, because even at the stage of clicking ‘send', there's a problem "This module will explain how the Domain Name Service (or DNS) swaps web and email addresses into the correct IP addresses to enable packets to reach their correct destination"      Read More

Learning how to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment is essential knowledge for those looking to work in the industry. This course will give you the ability to confidently carry out effective fire risk assessments to meet the legislation requirements. The course also provides an overview of fire alarm systems, conventional and analogue addressable, plus other fire safety related systems such as, emergency lighting, sprinkler systems and extinguishers. As with all of our online training courses, your online tutor is on hand to guide you through the necessary explanation of the components, the legislation and standards. There are no prerequisites and no qualifications needed to enrol. To gain your Tavcom certificate, you will need to complete a 10 question, timed online multi choice assessment. Once completed you can download or print your certificate. Full instructions are provided within the last module and before the assessment. Read More

This Tavcom Training interactive online course has been specially designed to give you the underpinning knowledge and understanding required to be able to design an cost-effective Alarm and Perimeter detection systems that conform to current international and national standards.With no prerequisites to join, this course is perfect for those who are entering the Intruder Alarm industry for the first time or looking to improve their skills and gain an industry recognised qualification.After completing the course, you should have a basic knowledge of all the component parts which go together to make a successful Intruder and Hold-up Alarm system and possibly, more importantly, the pitfalls to avoid. Read More

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