A better way
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Global suppliers of fire detection test tunnels. Designed and manufactured in the UK

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At AW Technology we have a proud history of being innovators in our industry. We are constantly pushing the boundaries and leading the way in developing the latest, cutting edge technology for the fire detection and alarm industry. Our expertise, and capability for innovation, has seen our technology be deployed by the industry across the globe in some of the most iconic buildings and construction projects.

The technical expertise that goes into creating each one of our products is incredible, with extensive and exhaustive research, testing, development and fine tuning all taking place before any product is supplied to the market. This work is carried out by our hugely talented and dedicated team of industry experts, who possess decades of experience and extensive knowledge in delivering the very best technology. The team works diligently to ensure each one of our products meets our own world-class standards, ensuring our clients have complete confidence in our technology and its subsequent performance.

The AW Technology story started over 25 years ago when AW Technology supplied its first test tunnels to the market. Since then, the business has grown significantly to become a leading supplier of Fire Detection technology to the global market. However, this transformation isn’t something that was achieved overnight and it’s taken years of hard work, dedication, passion and technical expertise to develop AW Technology into the global operation it is today.

David Haigh, Tunnel Product Manager, at AW Technology, described the journey that AW Technology has undertaken:

“We’re incredibly proud of what AW Technology has achieved since its inception in 1990. We now have a truly global client base that is actively engaged with us in helping shape the future direction of Fire Detection technology. Our aim when we started out was to help provide technology that could be utilised by the fire detection and alarm industry to help improve the standards of fire safety. This philosophy has remained at the core of our work and the dedicated AW Technology team are continuing to push the boundaries with regards to technology in; airflow, aerosol control, aerosol measurement, detector interfacing, electronics and software.

“We are now starting to see more and more of our technology being utilised in projects throughout the developing world, which is fantastic news as it will only help raise the standards of fire detection technology in these areas. We understand that as a business we can’t stand still, which is why we are constantly working on developing our technology and process to ensure we can stand up to the rigours of modern construction and architecture.

“With the expertise, commitment and professionalism that I see every day from our team, there’s no doubt that AW Technology will continue to be the leading independent provider of technology to the fire detection and alarm industry for many years to come.”

Detailed technical information on each our products can be found elsewhere on our website by clicking here

More information about our expert team, can also be found by clicking here


  • Electronics


    New electronic designs form the core of many of our research, development and test equipment projects. AW Technology has a group of electronics design engineers whose key skills include designing circuits with the following features:

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  • Software


    Most of our product development projects include embedded software in a microcontroller incorporated in the product design. This enables us to add signal processing and intelligent decision making to complex functionality.

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  • Sensors


    Most of our sensor projects have involved the design of sensors for fire detection products. These include flame and optical beam detectors as well as sensor chambers for point optical scatter detectors. In total we have designed, or contributed to the design of, at least 10 optical scatter smoke sensors.

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  • Consultancy


    AW Technology can provide consultancy services on technology and standards. This is usually focused on the field of fire detection, where David Appleby and Dr Stephen Ellwood are acknowledged experts. They have many years experience in research and development, both as active contributors and as managers. They are also members of BSI standards committees for fire detection, and are UK experts on working groups for European standards.

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  • Industrial Design

    Industrial Design

    AW Technology can offer industrial design services as part of a complete product design service. AW Technology has established an effective working relationship with a highly experienced, Leicester-based product design consultant.

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  • FlareSafe


    The compact FlareSafe travel product was conceived by FlareBrands Ltd. and developed by AW Technology. The design challenge was to combine a high performance fire detector, attack alarm and powerful torch, all running from two alkaline batteries, with a backup lithium cell.

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Latest News

AW Technology to exhibit at prestigious FIREX International 2019

AW Technology to exhibit at prestigious FIREX International 2019

AW Technology are delighted to announce that their attendance at FIREX International Exhibition 2019. The event runs from 18-20 June at the world renowned ExCel Centre in the heart of London.

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Business development the key for AW Technology with Russia the destination

Business development the key for AW Technology with Russia the destination

AW Technology has a proud history of working on an international scale to deliver world-class technology to the fire protection and alarm industry.

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AW Technology announce new organisational structure

AW Technology announce new organisational structure

AW Technology are delighted to announce a new organisational structure as the business undertakes an exciting new chapter in its history.

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About Us

AW Technology is the leading independent provider of technology to the fire detection and alarm industry. We are based in the United Kingdom, but we operate worldwide.

Our main services are R&D, technical consultancy and the supply of specialist test equipment.

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Contact Us

AW Technology Ltd
Nevett House, West Street, Earl Shilton
 Leicestershire, LE9 7EJ
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1455 841116
Fax: +44 (0)1455 841118