Here at AW Technology, we are flexible in our approach; offering either a full turn-key service or our contributions to an overall project team.

In the past, we have worked on the smoke sensing chamber for a collaborative smoke detector project, but also have the capability to completely design and develop equipment such as fire detectors and control panels. We have also carried out contracted research projects on security detection and novel optical fire sensors.

To gauge the size of a Research and Development project, we usually schedule an initial meeting with the client to discuss requirements. Our proposals contain detailed performance specifications of the product to be developed or the research aims, detailed task lists, and a clear statement of deliverables. Projects are divided into stages so that the client can review progress and control the pace of the project. We pride ourselves on our outstanding after-project service and comprehensive technical support package.

Please contact us to discuss your project requirements.


  • 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 Tech at AUBE17

AW Tech at AUBE17

Between 12th and 14th September, AW Technology will be heading across the pond to attend and actively take part in the highly prestigious AUBE17 conference, taking place in Washington DC.

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AW Technology at FIREX International

AW Technology at FIREX International

On 20th-22nd June 2017, AW Technology will be attending Firex International in London.

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AW innovation speeds up production

AW innovation speeds up production

AW Technology are pleased to announce that we are now separately communicating with two major smoke detector manufacturers

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

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