Company History / The Birth Of The Fire Beam

Just 18 months prior to the launch of The Fire Beam at Firex 2005, the company was the brainchild of company founders Andrew Gilmour and Karl Caddick. As with all the best plans, the two best of friends came up with the idea over a pint! So a clean piece of paper was removed from the drawer and the ultimate beam detector was born.

Both looking after their own areas of expertise, the idea soon became a reality. Many obstacles had to be overcome, not least of which was finding a manufacturing partner. This they found after a lot of footwork in Malaysia with contract manufacturing company Lemtronics happily marrying British design with the highest quality manufacturing.

Development could then progress from the first prototype through to the finished Fire Beam you see today. Following a high profile launch at the 2005 International Fire Expo (Firex), where The Fire Beam Company won both the 'Best Product' and 'Best Company' awards, The Fire Beam has gone from strength to strength.

In a very short time The Fire Beam became the beam of choice throughout the industry. Company growth now finds The Fire Beam selling in over 35 countries around the world, protecting lives and property in thousands of locations around the globe. Further product development will cover every conceivable requirement and innovation in beam detection.

Technical Details

Fire Beam Technical Specification

Check out a full technical specification of the Fire Beam and associated components. Tech Spec

Fire Beam Xtra

Fire Beam Xtra

The Fire Beam Xtra is now our standard beam and features many new and innovative advances, pushing it further ahead as the market leader. More

User Testimonials

Fire Beam Testimonials

The Fire Beam is helping to protect lives and property around the world. Read what our users really think of The Fire Beam in our Testimonials section.