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How Corrosion Can Impact a Fire Protection System

Posted on: July 20, 2017

Learn about the effects of corrosion and what you can do to protect the safety of your building Corrosion can have a serious impact on the effectiveness of your building’s fire protection system, and it can be very expensive to fix. This is why identifying and minimizing it are key parts of maintaining a system […]

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Explaining the Recent Legislation Around 9-Volt Smoke Detectors

Posted on: July 20, 2017

A new Florida law has left many fire departments confused Last year, Florida legislators passed a new law intended to save building contractors money and drive the use of longer-lasting smoke detectors, but it’s ended up impacting local fire department’s efforts to provide inexpensive fire safety measures to at-risk populations around Florida. What does the […]

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Access Must Be Provided to Units or Suites During Fire Alarm Inspections and Tests

Posted on: July 19, 2017

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 […]

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How Video Analytics Can Take a CCTV System to the Next Level

Posted on: July 19, 2017

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 […]

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Changes to Florida Code Address Extended Cycle Fire Sprinkler Inspections and Tests

Posted on: July 18, 2017

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 […]

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An Introduction to Fire Alarm Systems

Posted on: July 18, 2017

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 […]

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Surge Suppression Mitigates Severe Storm Damage

Posted on: July 17, 2017

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 […]

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Fire Pumps are the Heart of the Fire Sprinkler System

Posted on: July 17, 2017

Is yours properly tested and maintained? If there is one component that could be considered the heart of a building’s fire safety system, it’s the fire pump. This apparatus drives adequate pressure and additional water volume to the fire protection system, including fire sprinklers, the first defense against fire, and they simply won’t work correctly […]

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Don’t Allow Anyone to Put Your Monitored Fire Alarm System on Test Without Notice

Posted on: July 16, 2017

Is improper testing putting you and your building at risk? Fire alarm systems are critical – and complex – components of commercial buildings that need to function correctly to alert both occupants and emergency services agencies about a fire. Regular testing is necessary to ensure that they work when it counts. And essential to proper […]

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Just the Facts: How Fire Extinguishers Protect Lives and Property

Posted on: July 16, 2017

These defense tools prevent more tragedy and expense than you might realize Everyone knows that fire extinguishers are an essential part of any life safety system, but few people realize just how important they are – and which types of extinguishers are best for dealing with different hazards and environments. Certain technologies are more effective […]

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