- Access Must Be Provided to Units or Suites During Fire Alarm Inspections and Tests
State law gives condo associations right of access during reasonable hours
Whether you live in, own, or manage a condo, fire safety inspections and fire alarm tests are an essential part of keeping you and the building safe. According to Chapters 718 and 719 of the Florida Statutes, a condo association has the “irrevocable right of access to each unit during reasonable hours” for the purpose of maintaining, repairing, ... Read more
- How Video Analytics Can Take a CCTV System to the Next Level
Intelligent video monitoring can detect threats and act as a force multiplier for your building’s security
Video monitoring is becoming an increasingly popular method to increase security for a variety of businesses – but what good is video if no one’s watching? Many businesses don’t have the resources required to pay security personnel to monitor video feeds 24/7.
There is a solution. Intelligent video monitoring software can do ... Read more
- Changes to Florida Code Address Extended Cycle Fire Sprinkler Inspections and Tests
Regular check-ups will keep your system working right
Owners of fire sprinkler systems are often very familiar in the annual, semi-annual, and quarterly requirements of inspecting and testing their fire sprinkler system – and that’s a good thing.
According to a report by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA),“US Experience With Sprinklers,” properly installed and maintained fire sprinkler systems save lives and result in ... Read more
- An Introduction to Fire Alarm Systems
Learn about the components and types of fire alarm systems that protect lives and property
Fire alarm systems are perhaps the most essential elements of any building’s life safety systems. Not only do they save countless lives every year, they often regulate other systems in the building and property owners save huge amounts of money by reducing damage to their structures. Let’s review the components of different fire alarm ... Read more
- Surge Suppression Mitigates Severe Storm Damage
Learn how to minimize damage to your commercial building from lightning strikes
While you may have a surge suppressor on some of your computers and other electrical items, you may not realize just how much damage lightning can do to other, more expensive and integral equipment in a commercial facility – including your life safety systems.
What happens when lightning strikes?
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