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Life Spans of Photoelectric and Ionization Detectors and the Importance of Replacing Them

Posted on: July 16, 2017

Learn when to swap out old smoke detectors, and which types are better at what Smoke detectors are a given in most structures, but are they being properly maintained? While most homes and business have fire safety alarms, some individuals don’t fully understand how these units work, which to purchase, and the necessity of testing […]

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The Importance and Benefits of Integrated Testing for Fire and Sprinkler Systems

Posted on: July 16, 2017

Cost, convenience, and code: why these life safety systems need to be evaluated together Fire safety and sprinkler systems are perhaps the most important elements of a building’s life safety apparatus, protecting a structure and its occupants when they need it the most. However, it can be a complex process to ensure that all components […]

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The Importance of Backflow Testing and Compliance for Your Fire Sprinkler System

Posted on: July 15, 2017

Image credit: Wikipedia 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 […]

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Why Every Component of Your Life Safety System Should Be Tested at the Same Time

Posted on: July 15, 2017

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 […]

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A Security System is the Cornerstone of a Smart Home

Posted on: July 14, 2017

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 […]

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The Role of Bidirectional Amplifier Systems in Fire Safety

Posted on: July 14, 2017

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 […]

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Why (and How) Annual Fire Extinguisher Maintenance is Required

Posted on: July 13, 2017

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 […]

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The Importance of Correcting Deficiencies in your Fire Sprinkler System

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Don’t make the mistake of failing to maintain your best line of fire defense While installing fire sprinklers in your commercial or residential building is a pivotal step to protect your property and people, regular fire sprinkler system maintenance is also incredibly important to guarantee that your system is always working properly. To be sure […]

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Did You Know that Home Smoke Alarms Need to be Replaced Every 10 Years?

Posted on: July 12, 2017

Learn why you should prioritize maintenance of this vital fire safety equipment. When is the last time that you replaced the smoke alarm in your home? If you can’t remember, it’s likely been longer than 10 years. And according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), that means that you’re due for a replacement. Smoke […]

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The Surprising Benefits of Proper Fire Extinguisher Maintenance and Inspection

Posted on: July 11, 2017

An experienced technician goes above and beyond making sure that your fire safety equipment works Annual maintenance of fire extinguishers is often looked at as just another business expense. In reality, it’s a necessity to comply with certification under NFPA 10. NPFA 10 is a set of guidelines established by fire safety professionals with the […]

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