John Newton
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John Newton is products manager at global fire systems business Advanced. Responsible for all of Advanced’s new innovations and multiple product lines, he started his life in the fire industry as an installation, servicing and commissioning engineer and has worked in sales, technical and now products. During his 30 year career he has worked for some of the world’s biggest fire detection and alarm businesses.

The key challenges for fire systems in high-rise buildings

As we have seen across the Gulf and beyond recently fire alerts and, more disturbingly, actual fires in high-rise buildings are a worryingly common occurrence. These buildings create challenges and circumstances not found elsewhere in the built environment, being unique…

Should the Fire Industry Compromise on Touchscreen Technology?

Advanced has recently completed a three year development project to deliver a ‘no compromise’ touchscreen solution to the fire industry in the shape of its TouchControl repeater and remote control terminal. John Newton is the product manager behind the project:…


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