Association of British Insurers (ABI) News

Gent helps Bield Housing & Care to provide fire detection system monitoring and management

Bield Response24 alarm receiving centre uses Gent by Honeywell’s pioneering WINMAG software Bield Housing and Care’s Bield Response24 alarm receiving centre (ARC) is one of the first facilities of its kind to provide fire detection system monitoring and management from multiple sites using Gent by Honeywell’s pioneering WINMAG software. Bield Housing & Care Since it formed in 1971, Bield Housing & Care has remained committed to improving the quality...

Millions of smokers stub out cigarettes from the home

According to a new study, millions of people now prefer to smoke outside the home Smoking ban reaches into the home Millions of people are smoking their cigarettes outside of their home, according to a survey by leading home insurance provider, Swinton. Since smoking was banned from enclosed public spaces nearly two years ago, many people are turning their homes into smoke free zones too. The poll of 2,000 of Swinton's home insurance customers found that 81% ha...

UK suffers record levels of fire damage

Record fire damage costs of £3.4 million a day spark fears of surge in large-scale firesBusinesses and homeowners battling through the recession are being hit by an increasing fire threat, according to figures released recently by the ABI (Association of British Insurers). The cost of fire damage in 2008 rose by 16% on 2007 to a record £1.3 billion - £3.4 million every day. The figures show that in 2008: Commercial fire damage cost £865 million, up 15% on the previou...

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