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Consult the NFPA’s Life Safety Code for Fire Safety Guidelines – But Don’t Forget State and Local Codes

Posted on: July 26, 2017

Whether managing, building, or remodeling a structure, it pays to consult NFPA’s Life Safety Code If you own, manage, or are otherwise responsible for a building, fire safety should be a major priority. While everyone knows that safety elements such as exit signs, fire alarms, and regularly-placed fire extinguishers are important for fire safety, these […]

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Why a Building Owner Should Upgrade to an Addressable Fire Alarm Panel

Posted on: July 25, 2017

Addressable panels provide essential information to building managers, contractors, and safety personnel If you own, operate, or manage a building with conventional fire alarm panels – ones that don’t specify where an alarm or detector was triggered – you may want to consider upgrading to an addressable fire alarm panel. Unlike conventional panels, addressable panels […]

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The Changing Communications Landscape: 2G Sunset and the Future of Telephone Lines

Posted on: July 25, 2017

Make sure your building’s systems are updated so alarms remain connected to emergency services On January 1st, 2017, AT&T is shutting down service for 2G devices nationwide as it updates its entire system to more advanced 3G and 4G signals. Far from just affecting cellphones, this process, called “2G sunset,” will have serious consequences for […]

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Fire Safety in Information Technology: What You Need to Know

Posted on: July 24, 2017

Protect your company’s IT infrastructure with proper fire safety procedures and equipment Decades ago, before computers became mainstream, an organization was often most worried about protecting physical inventory and mountains of documents that were housed in various areas. But the dynamics that drive growth have changed. With the digital age, data centers have become a […]

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A Look at 5 Great Life Safety Resources

Posted on: July 23, 2017

Knowledge is power when it comes to keeping a building and its occupants safe If you own a business or manage property of any kind, understanding how to best secure your property and keep any occupants, residents, or visitors safe is a major responsibility. No matter what kind of security system or life safety system […]

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How a Full Service Life Safety Partner Can Simplify Your Property’s Operating Budget

Posted on: July 23, 2017

Learn how companies can streamline their life safety budgets by relying on one partner offering a turnkey solution As a property owner or manager, it’s critical to ensure you’re getting the best value and quality for your hard-earned dollar when it comes to selecting your service providers. And in the case of life safety, it’s […]

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The Importance of Fire Safety on Construction Sites

Posted on: July 22, 2017

Learn about the very real fire risks that exist at construction sites Fire safety should be a concern for all businesses, but it is especially important at construction sites. Buildings under construction can often be more at risk to fire. Workers may have chemicals on site that are combustible and wind can frequently be present […]

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Laboratories Using Chemicals Are Required to Have Certain Fire Extinguishers

Posted on: July 21, 2017

Keeping labs and lab workers safe with proper fire safety Laboratories that use and store chemicals are not only workplaces and educational centers, they also typically contain materials that are highly flammable, toxic, and sometimes explosive. For that reason, the National Fire Protection Association has broadened the scope in its NFPA 45 standard to include […]

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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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