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Originally published as How to get out of a mess article A home security company has been told to hand over all its burners and boilers as part of a government crackdown on the sale of high-powered appliances in Australia.
Key points:Security company Burnips has been ordered to hand all its boilers over as part for new security systemThe company says it’s doing everything it can to complyThe company was ordered to stop selling fire extinguishers, burners, sprinklers and smoke detectors in the wake of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is now inspecting Burnips boilers, equipment and equipment accessories in order to “remove any potential for the loss of life” as part an overall security update.
Burnips said the “unusual and highly complex” situation is being handled “at all times and with utmost care and sensitivity” and that it is notifying affected customers.
“We have complied fully with the regulations as set out by the Australian Fire Services (AFS) and have complied with all applicable laws,” Burnips said in a statement.
“At this time we have not been notified of any potential loss of personal safety due to this change.”
Mr Burnips’ chief executive, Richard Taylor, said the company had been ordered by the government to hand burners over to the new security technology as part the nationwide upgrade to the nation’s home security systems.
“This has been in place for quite some time and Burnips is currently operating a new, improved security system which will be available to all customers of Burnips,” Mr Taylor said.
“The new system has been rolled out across Australia and we are very excited to be able to share this technology with our customers as it becomes available.”
Mr Taylor said the new system would be “comparable to the Firewall of today”, adding it was “not only much safer, but also far more effective”.
“Burnips’ new system will be able detect fire hazards and respond quickly, eliminating any potential risk of a fire occurring at home or workplace,” he said.
The new security update will be rolled out over a six-month period, but Mr Taylor says the upgrade will only be rolled into the new systems that have been approved by the Department of Industry and Information Technology.
“In the event that a system that is currently operational does not meet the required standard, Burnips will work with the government in consultation with the industry to update the system,” Mr Gallas said.
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