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  • The Importance of Backflow Testing and Compliance for Your Fire Sprinkler System
    The Importance of Backflow Testing and Compliance for Your Fire Sprinkler System on lifesafetymanagement.com

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    How this important technology keeps public water systems safe – and why you need to have yours inspected

    A typical building derives its water supply from the city water main adjacent to it, which feeds all of its water needs, including the sprinkler system installed to fight fires. The owner or manager of the building usually contracts a company, such as ... Read more

  • Why Every Component of Your Life Safety System Should Be Tested at the Same Time
    Why Every Component of Your Life Safety System Should Be Tested at the Same Time on lifesafetymanagement.com

    You won’t know If they work together unless they’re tested together

    Life Safety systems that protect commercial structures from fire, smoke, and other natural disasters utilize a wide variety of equipment and technologies, including:

    • Sprinklers
    • Alarms
    • Stairwell pressurization systems
    • Elevator safety systems
    • Emergency and exit lighting
    • Pull stations
    • Smoke detectors
    • Emergency and standby power systems

    It’s crucial that each individual portion of the system functions and works properly during a fire or other emergency, which is ... Read more

  • A Security System is the Cornerstone of a Smart Home
    A Security System is the Cornerstone of a Smart Home on lifesafetymanagement.com

    Your home isn’t ‘smart’ unless it’s secure

    Across the U.S., many modern homes have been installed with smart technology. The definition of what makes a residence “smart” varies, but real estate giant Coldwell Banker and the technology publication CNET teamed up in an attempt to standardize its meaning:

    “A home that is equipped with network-connected products (i.e., “smart products,” connected via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or ... Read more

  • The Role of Bidirectional Amplifier Systems in Fire Safety
    The Role of Bidirectional Amplifier Systems in Fire Safety on lifesafetymanagement.com

    New codes in Broward County may require you to boost the signal

    Bidirectional amplifier (BDA) systems, aka “signal boosters,” have been used in the cellular industry for a number of years to promote reception in places like the lower floors of tall buildings, stadiums, basements, and tunnels. And the public safety industry has been using these systems even longer. But it’s only been since April 15th of this year ... Read more

  • Why (and How) Annual Fire Extinguisher Maintenance is Required
    Why (and How) Annual Fire Extinguisher Maintenance is Required on lifesafetymanagement.com

    It’s an OSHA regulation.

    There are many things that come with “set it and forget it” promises, but fire extinguishers aren’t one of them. You may never use them. But what good is a safety precaution that fails you if the unexpected does happen?

    It’s for this reason that the Department of Labor and the National Fire Protection Association have codes and standards regarding fire extinguishers. These aren’t ... Read more

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