With colder weather not too far away, at Future Lighting our thoughts are now turning to the issue of lighting controls, especially when timeclocks are the method of switching lighting on and off in your block.

Soon we will need to light up communal areas for durations of up to 16 hours per day, so before winter really sets in, now is a great time to have your block lighting serviced and overhauled.

Gloomy mornings as we leave for work and return home in the dark can be unpleasant enough, especially without any artificial light to help brighten our path.

Why not speak to one of our team to arrange a service visit and ensure your block is not left in the dark this winter.


A great big thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our Customer Satisfaction Survey last month. We had an amazing response with some great feedback. Our whole team are over the moon with the results. Your feedback is very important to for continued growth, we are always striving to go that extra mile….

We would like to say a very special thank you to our winner of our competition, whose name was pulled out of a hat to win our very special prize.


Our Autumn CPD event at The Chapel Bar in Islington was a great success. Everyone went away with a wealth of knowledge following our Fire Protection CPD presentation by our very own Bradley Parker.

Thank you to all our sponsors who helped make the day both useful and enjoyable

Look out for our Christmas CPD event in Islington with Earl Kendrick & PM Legal…..

Please email Darren@future-group.uk if you would to stay informed of our future CPD events.

Join us and other industry leaders to top up your CPD hours and enjoy our winter drinks with fellow property managers


Westminster Bridge Road

We have just completed a 200+ light fitting retrofit swap-out of the existing lighting system to the underground car park at this glorious Westminster residential development.

One light couldn't be replaced because of a rather expensive Lamborghini

The works were successfully completed within 15 days and ahead of our client's target. Now utilising LED technology and the latest in microwave occupancy and dimming technology the client will witness vast savings with a ROI in an incredible 13 months. The block will then save over £20k on wasted electricity alone, without taking into account zero Maintenance costs for the next five years.

If you have a carpark illuminated 24/7 and you are spending vast time and energy maintaining the system, please contact us today for a free no-obligation site service and estimate.


We are very excited to share the news that we have been awarded the task of illuminating a pedestrian walkway overlooking Tower Bridge, improving the experience of visitors and guests to the swanky eatery area within the bustling and popular tourist spot.

Watch this space for further information.


Wireless is the Future

Throughout the Autumn, the team were busy installing wireless fire detection and fire alarm systems within block properties. The design required both communal and apartment protection, apartment solutions being heat sensors with associated sounder.

We are a leading technology partner in installing BS EN 54-25 wireless systems. Designed and built around the latest standards ensures the systems installed provide the same high levels of reliability and life safety provided by a wired system, alongside the superior flexibility of wireless technology.

Wireless technology has come to the forefront of installations for a number of reasons: client disruption, damage to existing décor, unsightly surface cable/containment, dust and dirt exposure, asbestos restrictions and disruption.

Hold-it campaign is launched

Working in partnership with Hyfire, we have launched a campaign to eradicate wedged or propped-open fire doors in residential blocks by installing wireless door holders.

Wedged or propped-open fire doors are a common problem. Fire doors can be heavy, restricting access through buildings and preventing the free flow of air, which is why people prop them open in the first place.

We have been busy installing wireless wall mounted electro-magnet door holders. This is how they work: when the fire alarm activates, the electro-magnet de-energises and the fire door automatically releases and allows the door to close.

These door holders are wireless technology industry standard 868-870 MHz frequency and third party approved and compliant to BS EN 1155 and BS EN 7273-4 category A.


It’s been another busy period installing NOD, our auto notification unit. NOD is a device that retro-fits into existing equipment, monitoring systems in real-time and sending signals to a cloud-based app, web portal or alarm receiving centre via a wireless network smartcard.

Anything can be monitored that switches a pair of contacts i.e. fire alarm, smoke control, sprinkler systems along with security access control, door entry, gates and barriers.

A recent requirement was to install a wireless fire detection and fire alarm system to containers built into a building repair/clean scaffolding project. The containers posed a risk to the building, in case a fire started on the outside, subsequently early warning fire protection and NOD was requested.


We’re leading the ‘Charge’………

After 18 months our Electric Vehicle Charging division Future Fuel Solutions is building some real momentum. We have now surveyed more than 150 + sites across the South East for new and existing property management clients. Installations have begun or are being designed ready for works to begin. Jamie [our Director] has been busy out on the road meeting people, speaking at events and conferences and flying the FFS flag: We’re currently rallying MPs for assistance for the 4.3 million leasehold homes where retrofit systems are required, to help meet our Government’s ‘Road to Zero’ target but who are struggling with inadequate/ preventive leases..

We forecast 2020 to be a very busy year for our Fuel Division with the uptake and trend of the new Electric Vehicle Transition and we’re poised and ready for your enquiries.

Lots of information can be found here………. www.future-fuel.me or catch us on the phone anytime…



  • Surveying and designing security CCTV systems for private residential blocks as private residential communal CCTV
  • Moves to become more common place and the objections for personal intrusion are outweighed by changing times when feeling safe which CCTV provides
  • Installing systems to private blocks both as upgrade and as new systems.
  • Remote monitoring of CCTV systems over 3G to managing agents when no LAN network available.

Door Entry & Access Control

  • Carrying out repairs and upgrades to existing door entry & access control systems
  • Testing and trailing new products which offer greater user benefits and enhanced features for block managers
  • Providing PPM to new sites for bundle packages which offer savings and benefits form single source suppliers
  • Testing and trailing new products which offer greater user benefits and enhanced features for block managers.

Automated Gates

  • Carrying out repairs and upgrades to existing automated gate systems
  • Providing PPM to new sites for bundle packages which offer savings and benefits from single source suppliers.


We would like introduce our newest hero, Harry Langdon who is here to support Gemma as operations co-ordinator

At Future Group we continue to make it as easy as possible for our clients to remain compliant with all new and existing regulations and always aim to help you keep your residents safe and secure in their homes.

Christmas will shortly be upon us and we wish you all a fabulous festive break.

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