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The Burning Issue - An Interview with Nick Rutter from Fire Angel

April 04, 2022

The Burning Issue - An Interview with Nick Rutter from Fire Angel
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Humans are currently blamed for the majority of damaging dwelling fires. An underlying reason behind that is a lack of knowledge of how people behave when waking up bleary eyed to a smoke or fire alarm. Nick Rutter,


Humans are currently blamed for the majority of damaging dwelling fires. An underlying reason behind that is a lack of knowledge of how people behave when waking up bleary eyed to a smoke or fire alarm. Nick Rutter, the co-founder of Fire Angel talks to Barry about how they are combining smoke and carbon monoxide alarms with IOT to gain more data into human behaviour and dangerous behaviour and habits.

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Nick Rutter

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer t FireAngel Safety Technology

Nick Rutter is Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at FireAngel Safety Technology. A graduate of Industrial Design, Nick worked as a Product Designer for Philips in Hong Kong, before returning to the UK to channel his passion to improve fire and home safety through technological advances, leading to FireAngel being founded in 1998.

Since then, Nick has helped to evolve the sector from basic and low-value alarms to sophisticated IoT solutions utilising AI with the potential of averting fires before they even start. FireAngel has achieved numerous safety industry firsts, deploying over 70 million products, and holding over 80 granted patents. As FireAngel’s range of cutting-edge products and solutions has expanded, it has not only grown to become a leading name in both trade and retail markets but is also influential within UK Housing and is currently undertaking one of the largest IoT deployments of its kind into 14,000 social housing properties.

FireAngel remains committed to improving and advancing fire safety and increasing prevention within communities, especially for individuals who are most vulnerable or at high risk. During the podcast, Nick discusses the human factors influencing the latest fire safety technology.